Benedict and studentWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Benedict,” writes Alejandra, an eighth grader at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Alejandra says, “She made a difference in my life this year by always being there for me; she never gave up on me. She always pushed me to be better and to persevere. Her class is the highlight to my day.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle 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.