PUBLISHED: 4:09 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Elie Hakari, left, and Mayeda Lane are fifth graders at Riverbend Community Learning Center. Ellie is Student Council president and enjoys practicing the violin, playing golf and attending Awanas. Teacher Velda Yamashiro said that Mayeda has an upbeat, positive attitude with a smile that lights up the room. OMayeda is respectful of adults and her peers, she contributes in class, and she is always willing to help out,O she said.