Mariana Freitas is a junior at Nonnewaug High School, and was nominated by Wendy Yatsenick, Director of School Counseling. Here’s why Mariana Freitas was chosen as one of the Chiefs With Character for December 2017:
At the AgriScience Open House, Mariana Freitas gave me a single carnation flower “just because.” I told her I was going to go home and put it on my sick Mom’s nightstand, as it was so pretty.
The following week, Mariana presented me with a beautiful full-sized flower arrangement in a vase she had created specifically for my mother. This act of kindness was both unsolicited and evidentiary of what a thoughtful and kind person Mariana is. Julie also tweeted out a photo of me holding the arrangement.
This type of compassion, kindness, and thoughtfulness illustrates just how great our students are; thinking of others and finding ways to improve their lives. (By the way, my mother loved the arrangement!)