School: Bluffton High School
Karen Grandos, an 11th grader at Bluffton High School, is this week’s Student of the Week.
She was nominated by English III teacher Nicole Starling.
“Karen is always prepared for class, helps her peers and works really hard each day to push herself beyond average work,” said Starling. “She doesn’t settle for less or rush through her work.
“People don’t always recognize that the all-star student doesn’t have to be someone who is involved in everything, but students like Karen make me happy to be a teacher,” said Starling. “She’s genuine and gets overlooked but deserves for people to know how amazing and appreciated she truly is. She helps her family a lot, which is a huge priority and huge reason she doesn’t have time for so many school activities. I find that admirable.”
Grandos took a few minutes recently to answer some questions:
Q: What’s your favorite subject and why?
A: My favorite subject is English because I see it as another way to express and reveal my feelings and thoughts.
Q: What are some of your accomplishments?
A: I have a job working at Aunt Annie’s Pretzels, which makes me feel proud. I also feel proud of helping my mom and dad raise my sisters to be good daughters and people, which is important in life.
Q: Who do you admire and why?
A: I admire my family. They’re very supportive and understanding when it comes to my decisions. My sisters keep me happy by watching them grow.