Physics figures lead to Frenship HS act of kindness

Physics calculations may not be considered an act of kindness, but for some Frenship High School students, Rachel Sarkis’ efforts to help out with them probably seem like it.

According to teacher Kelsey Slaughter, Rachel regularly helps classmates who struggle with equations in her physics class.

Slaughter said Rachel doesn’t just help with the problem at hand, but comes up with examples for students to work on and walks through each step for them.

“She really wanted to make sure that the student understood the concept,” Slaughter said of Rachel’s tutoring.

She described Rachel as sweet and said helping is just in Rachel’s character.

“She is always happy, smiling and looking to help out her peers,” Slaughter said.

The physics teacher nominated Rachel for the Acts of Kindness award that is given out by the FHS Parent Teacher Student Association.

Rachel was surprised to learn she had been named the Acts of Kindness winner.

“I’ve never really been nominated for much,” she said. “I’m not exactly one who is noticed a whole lot.”

Rachel, a junior at FHS, moved to Frenship from Lovington, New Mexico, during her sophomore year. She is enthusiastic about athletics, art and math classes.

She declined to name a favorite teacher, saying diplomatically, “All my teachers are pretty great.”

She is the catcher on the Frenship softball team and loves playing for FHS.

“There’s a lot more girls. In Lovington, we didn’t have a lot of girls try out,” she said. “The competition here is much bigger, and everyone’s more serious, and I love that.”

In the future, she hopes to attend Texas Tech and she wants to make a difference in the world.

“I’m leaning towards law enforcement because in my life. I do not think I could sit behind a desk and do paperwork,” Rachel said.

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