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Student Spotlight: Rachel Alvarez, S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy

Welcome to the District 6 Student Spotlight!  In this weekly series, we will highlight an exceptional student and the achievements that are making them successful in their schools.  These students were selected by their school staff and administration for going above and beyond with outstanding grades, work ethic, community service, and school involvement.  Congratulations to these students for the work they are accomplishing in and outside of the classroom.

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"Achieving, Kind, Sincere, Hard-Working, Motivated...are all words that come to mind when I think of Rachel Alvarez. Rachel shows not only her teachers but her classmates what it truly means to SOAR in every aspect of life she walks. She never settles for less than her best and she constantly pushes herself to become a better student and person." - Allie Balog, 7th Grade Teacher

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Grade Level:

8th Grade


4.0 GPA, Gifted and Talented Math Program, multiple SOAR Awards

Clubs or Activities:

Student Council, Band, Volleyball, volunteering at church

Career/College Plans:

Aims Community College, transfer to a 4-year university and become a graphic designer

Favorite Subject:

My favorite subject is math because it's fun. I also like Art because I get to be creative. 

Favorite Teacher:

I have many favorite teachers, but my top three are Mrs. Omoto because she's funny, kind and caring; Mrs. Roecker because she's friendly, kind and funny; finally, Mrs. Liddiard, because she's so nice, funny and understanding. 

What Are Some of Your Hobbies:

Reading, crocheting, planting flowers, scrapbooking, video games, playing with my cats, spending time with my family and drawing.

Favorite Food or Restaurant:

French fries

Favorite Movie:


Personal Goals:

To be a good student in order to achieve my goal to be a graphic designer and to be helpful and caring to people. 

The Best Things About My School:

I like the no tolerance for bullying. At my school, I don't see students getting bullied. Every student should be able to come to school without being afraid.