PUBLISHED: 4:45 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Natalie Wade, 11, is a fifth-grader in Sue Skmin-Jones class at Auke Bay Elementary School. She enjoys choir, dancing, cheerleading and cross country skiing. She said she enjoys reading because of the opportunity to do plays. "I like my teacher," she said. "She's nice, and she does a lot of fun projects." Ms. Skmin-Jones said Natalie is a newer student who has become a leader. "Natalie is just always helpful, always on task and always willing to help someone else," she said. "She's a very enthusiastic learner."