The May 2019 Shakopee Lions Club Student of the Month is David Carlos Rodriquez. He is currently an 8th grade student at Shakopee West Middle School.
David believes that “When you want, you can.” His journey to the United States was a difficult one. His grandfather was killed in Salvador and David misses him because he was an important part of his life. His family moved to the United States, and it has been a difficult move because his parents do not speak English. He has learned the English language and tries to be a good person. In his free time, he has tasks, sports practices, and spends time with his family. On some occasions he meets with his classmates to help with some school subjects. He thanks his teachers for their vocation to serve in an excellent way and his parents and family for giving him all of the necessary support. He invites his fellow students to value the work of teachers and take advantage of the knowledge gained for a better future. West Middle School staff share that David is a phenomenal student and is extremely thankful and kind.
David is student #180 to be recognized by the club since this student recognition program began in February 1998. Students are selected by school staff on a rotational basis during the school year at Shakopee Area Catholic School, Shakopee West Middle School, and Shakopee East Middle School. Criteria is based upon academics, extra-curricular, leadership, volunteerism, and citizenship.
Congratulations to David.