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Woodside High names student of the week

 

By Chuck Velschow, Woodside High School

Woodside High junior Suzie Ortiz has been named student of the week for her achievement in her Spanish III class. She loves the class, and being able to speak in Spanish at school and work, and with her grandfather, who is Puerto Rican.


Susanna Ortiz, Woodside High student of the week. (Photo courtesy Sequoia Union High School District.)
"Susie Ortiz understands what it takes to become a fluent speaker of a second language: practice, practice, practice, in real time, with real people," says her Spanish teacher, Molly Nixon. "Her determination enables her to jump in and get her message across to her teacher, fellow students and co-workers."

Having a sense of humor and getting along with people is a key to success, says Suzie, who admits it's a "challenge to balance so many things and stay on top of grades while having school, sports and work."

When she does find time, Suzie enjoys singing, babysitting and playing club water polo.

Suzie wants to continue her education after Woodside, perhaps at a community college for two years and then transferring to a four-year school. She hopes to major in law enforcement and eventually become a police officer.

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