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Emily Bazan

Seventh Grade, Mater Beach Academy

Emily is a student who has previously encountered some issues at school but is now demonstrating a change in attitude and behavior. She reaches out for help when needed and is motivated to continue putting forth effort towards improvement. Emily is also motivated to be a good role model for her younger sister to follow. Recently, Emily’s friend confided in her about an issue with a boy that made her friend feel very uncomfortable. Emily knew that her friend needed to report the incident and that adults needed to be made aware. As such, she convinced her friend to speak up and report what had happened to her. Emily was there the whole time supporting her friend through this difficult situation. Despite her struggles, Emily is committed to making progress, caring for her friends and family, and striving to do the right thing.