PUBLISHED: 3:27 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Jade Yamaoko is a fifth-grader in Mrs. Ritter's class at Mendenhall River Community School. She is the daughter of Lori and Bnjan Yamaoka. Jade enjoys painting, writing, reading and football. Her favorite book is "Goblins In The Castle," and her favorite subject is science. "You get to do different things and mix chemicals," Jade said. She said she enjoys attending her school. "The teachers are the nicest teachers I've ever had."