School: Morning Star Academy
Parents: Matt and Laura Miller
Reason Nominated: Tamra Spykstra, second grade teacher, nominated Sophia because, "Sophia is a diligent student who stays on task. Her work is neat and timely. She is a kind classmate who includes others in what she is doing. I see her interacting with a variety of classmates, not just a few. She is usually the first student to attentively prepare herself when there are transitions."
What makes you proud: "I am most proud of my sister who is going to graduate from college on my birthday!"
What makes you happy: "I love petting my dog, Max. We play tug-of-war and he pulls the stuffing out of his chew toys."
What teacher has inspired you and why: "I like my art teacher, Mrs. Rohde. She has taught me how to draw a Koi fish from the side and from the top. It looks real!"
Reaction to being nominated: "I was excited when my name was called!"