David Sandoval honored for Act of Kindness
Grading papers has led to a Frenship High School junior being honored by the Parent Teacher Student Association on Monday.
David Sandoval won the Acts of Kindness Award for the month of November.
Physics teacher Kelsey Slaughter nominated David because he has given up his time to help her grade papers.
“Not many students would do this willingly!” Slaughter wrote in her nomination. “This small act of kindness helped me in such a huge way.”
In fact, Slaughter said no student has ever offered to help her grade papers.
“I think he’s just a nice guy,” she said Friday about David. “He’s funny and he makes everybody laugh. He’s just a generally good kid.”
David said he saw a need and took action.
“Every time I see her, her desk is full of papers,” he said. “I go in there, and I help her.”
David said physics is his favorite subject this year.
“I like physics. It’s fun. I learn a lot in that class,” David said, although he was quick to say he doesn’t see himself as a physicist in the future. Instead, he would like to major in business and management, possibly at Texas Tech.
David said he enjoys working at Ferguson Enterprise while not in school.
“I’m interested in continuing to work there. It’s a great company,” he said.
David’s co-worker, Edward Hernandez, described him as a hard worker who does not make trouble.
“David is a real good kid,” Hernandez said. “We appreciate his work back here.”
David lists “making money” as his only extracurricular activity besides hanging out with his friends and working out.
“It’s probably my favorite thing to do,” David jokes, then adds that he enjoys spending money as much as earning it.
Being honored for committing an act of kindness was a surprise to David.
“I was just like, ‘Oh, gosh!’ ” he said.
He said he knows of many others who deserve to win even more than he does.
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