Musical, creative student is a natural writer and helper Anna Kurtz, 10, is the daughter of Leonard and Kathleen Kurtz and sister to Emily and Taryne. “Anna shows initiative in class by being a good helper where she’s needed,” report Anna’s teachers. “She is very responsible, exceeding expectations in assignments. She is also considerate to her friends, teachers and peers.” A genial and creative individual, Anna entertains others with her music and stories and has a warm greeting for all. This girl with a bright future sings in talent shows and is always writing stories. She even takes her writer’s notebook out to recess. Anna has a positive attitude that just won’t stop and is passionate about learning. She pours over books and writes beautiful, creative stories. Anna has an internal drive to learn, which will likely serve her well all her life, teachers say. She is a student who always does her personal best. Other activities of Anna’s are participation in talent shows, volunteering on the bus safety patrol and Jump Rope for Heart, where she won an award for her sponsors and donations. This musical, delightful student sings while her dad plays guitar, and takes art classes in addition to those offered at school. She was runner-up in the spelling bee this year, qualifying for the regional bee. She also read over 40 books in fifth grade by Christmas vacation! Belmont Elementary School teachers and staff applaud Anna for her many talents, but also in her passion for learning, helping and doing her best. She is a fine Example in Excellence in her school and in life.