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TEC Student of the Month Award

Student of the Month

We at Tierra are continually inspired by our students' hard work and dedication to learn, and so to share their successes with you, we recognize one outstanding student each month with a "Student of the Month" award. With such diverse interests, projects, and reasons for studying Spanish, our students are the lifeblood of the school, transforming our center into a true community.

June 2020 - Anna Zeigler

An immensely enthusiastic student who has a great love of language and learning, Anna’s dedication to her Spanish studies has yielded many fruits. Having started three years ago knowing only the present tense, she has since studied about every grammar structure that there is in her twice-weekly classes and honed her skills to become an Advanced Spanish speaker. A retired nurse, Anna is deeply committed to social justice and immigrant rights, and has been able to harness her blossoming Spanish skills in several community organizations she volunteers with. A model of kindness and compassion, Anna’s delight in her classmates and profound concern for the moral integrity of our society have a wonderful impact on those who accompany her on this learning journey. We are honored to count Anna as part of our community at Tierra and stand with her in the fight for truth and justice.

May 2020 - Lyndi Liersemann

Lyndi’s history at Tierra goes way back - she has taken classes on and off since the fall of 2012!! We’re always thrilled to see her return for another class as she adds loads of positive energy and friendly support to any group she enrolls in. At the moment she is busy being a new Mama to her 1-month old baby, so we consider one silver lining to the coronavirus reality as being that Lyndi, and others who would not be able to attend classes in person right now, are able to join in online! A thoughtful and enthusiastic student, she embodies that balance of someone who actively participates and asks great questions while also yielding space to classmates and contributing to the cohesion of the group. We’re so glad to count Lyndi as a valued member of our Tierra community!

 

March 2020 - Laura Tauber

Laura Tauber

A steadfast student who’s been exquisitely dedicated to her Spanish classes since starting in Beginner 1 nearly three years ago, Laura’s hard work has paid off as she’s advanced through Tierra’s curriculum and developed ever-stronger skills. A warm and caring classmate, she is always eager to participate and helps foster camaraderie in any group she’s in. Inspired in part by her love of travel and dreams of living abroad, she delighted in her ability to reach out to people in their native language on a recent trip to Mexico. Her unceasingly positive attitude is an example and gentle reminder for us, particularly during these trying times, that anything is possible and our attitude deeply impacts our experience. We are honored to count Laura as a valued member of our community and look forward to continuing to see her stretch herself to reach beyond her goals.

 

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