Ellie Zakharia is Chosen as Social Studies Student of the Week by Mr. Shen

Ellie Zakharia is Chosen as Social Studies Student of the Week by Mr. Shen

BYMS elects Ellie Zakharia as the social studies student of the week, chosen by Mr. Shen, due to her excellent talent and her ability to stand out.

Mr. Shen describes her work ethic in a detailed way, stating how she always pays attention and gives it her all. How she is, “kind, thoughtful, and helpful.” Mr. Shen is very happy to have her in his class.

After Ellie found out about her achievement, she says that she is excited about it and that she is glad that Mr. Shen thinks she should be student of the week. Her opinion on the class is that the class is not really hard. She states that he understands how they have six other classes so he does not make the class difficult. Although, she does find the projects challenging when they are alone in the activity. Outside of school, Ellie enjoys tennis and crocheting animals. 

Mr. Shen has seen Ellie showcase her excellence in activities such as the fake instagram project, where the class explores the Louisiana territory with Lewis and Clark. Her project was, “creative, funny, and factual,” and really great, according to Mr. Shen. He has also seen her be a role model for his students by not only using her time well and being organized, but also asking questions on topics she needs help with and by doing the best she can.