Who’s your star polisher? “Mr. Michael Fajardo.” Why? “He was the first person to show genuine interest in my writing and pushed me to work on and improve it,” writes Sean Eklund. “He also seemed to enjoy the writing and provided me with helpful advice, and I wish I could express my gratitude in a better way, but this will do I suppose. If you see this, Fajardo, then thanks.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.