Cannonsburg Elementary School’s Natalie Frank is Example in Excellence

Student has a quiet confidence and generous spirit

Natalie Frank, 10, is the daughter of Dan and Carolyn Frank and sister to Cameron.

At Cannonsburg Elementary School, Natalie’s teachers and staff describe her as a student with a positive attitude and spirit of service. She is always willing to help another student and her patience, kindness and teamwork are always evident. She enjoys volunteering and helps younger students get to their busses at the end of the school day.

Natalie never fails to show care and concern for others. She is always the student to include others and help them feel like part of the team. She has a strong sense of civic duty and participates on the student council at her school and is vice president. She has been involved in safety patrol, Jump Rope for Heart, and the Recycling Club.

Natalie’s teachers say she has a quiet confidence that is impossible to teach, a trait that comes from within. Her outgoing personality and generous spirit motivate her to become involved with many activities at school. She constantly strives to improve herself and to help others do their best as well. She is a ray of sunshine and her positive attitude translates into positive action.

“Natalie has an amazing understanding of fairness,” her teachers state. “She always wants to do what is right and fair to help others. She also has a passionate love of learning. She coaches herself through subjects she may have a difficult time with, such as multiplication facts. She stayed positive the entire time and worked hard until she had them.”

In addition to being chosen as vice president of student council at Cannonsburg, Natalie in the past has been recognized for her artwork. Her Odyssey of the Mind team made it all the way to state finals in 2009. Her free time is spent dancing for the Dance Dimension competitive team. She also loves gymnastics, skiing and baking.

For her spirit of service, positive attitude and constant commitment to helping others, Natalie is Cannonsburg Elementary School’s Example in Excellence for 2011.



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