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This week, both a teacher and student from Provo City School District were nominated as the Daily Herald’s “Educator of the Week” and “Student of the Week”.

Melanie Nelson, a math teacher at Provo High School, was nominated because of her ability to be a good listener and teacher to her students. The individual who nominated her said, “Melanie is a proud Wyoming native who knows what is important and cherishes her relationships with her students.”

When asked why students enjoy her math class, many said it was because she explains and connects math concepts to real-life situations.

Melanie is extremely involved in extracurricular activities at Provo High. She works school dances, attends school musicals/concerts and is part of the football team chain crew.

She also serves as the adviser for the Spike Ball Club, acts as the Department Chair for the Mathematics team and works after hours as the Math ACT prep teacher.

Thank you, Melanie, for your dedication and service to your students.

Educator of the Week Daily Herald Article

Benjamin (Benny) Young, a student at Lakeview Elementary, has been nominated as this week’s Utah Valley student of the week.

Benny was nominated because he is kind, caring, thoughtful and helpful at school. He spends his time helping each of his classmates (before thinking of himself) and cleans up around the classroom and halls without being asked.

Benny is known for his fun sense of humor (he loves a good joke or pun) and sharp academic mind (especially when it comes to mathematics).

Although Benny doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up, his teachers say that he has great leadership skills and that they feel confident he will excel at any profession he chooses.

When Benny is not at school, you can find him reading, playing soccer and working on projects with his dad.

Benny was awarded Student Of The Year in kindergarten and is excited to join the Kindness Club next year in fifth grade.

Thanks for your kindness, Benny! We are excited to see what he accomplishes next!

Daily Herald Student of the Week Article

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