School: Tradewinds Elementary School, Coconut Creek
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale
Getting good grades and doing good deeds makes Brianna Breslaw a wonderful role model for her peers.
“I like to make the world a better place because I see that there are still a lot of problems in the world,” she says. “I feel I have to continue to help the world because they really need it. I think that even if I can do a little bit, it helps.”
Jill Putney, fifth-grade teacher: Brianna is a wonderful classroom citizen. She is always thinking of others and doing what is right for the good of the group. Brianna is our classroom student council representative. She works hard to make sure that our voices are heard.
Brianna has brought our concerns to administration, even getting an extra recycling bin from the custodian when she realized that her recycling teacher was without one. In addition, Brianna has a sun-shiny disposition each day. She is always helping her classmates with difficult tasks and she is a wonderful peer role model.
Brianna is a straight A student. She puts effort into every task she completes and takes pride in everything she does. Brianna always goes above and beyond what is expected of her. For example, if I ask for a paragraph, Brianna will write a complete and well-written essay. She is an amazing student, always striving for excellence.
Brianna also demonstrates citizenship outside the classroom. She is part of the Awesome Buddies program. Once a week, Brianna meets with her buddy to play fun, educational activities. She plans the activities, gathers the necessary materials and visits her buddy. Her buddy looks forward to her coming each and every week. She never misses a day.
Brianna also helped run our school-wide voting that took place back in November. She helped to make sure that everyone’s voice was heard. Furthermore, Brianna is a wonderful news anchor on our school’s morning show. She is punctual and well prepared. She impeccably delivers the school news to all 1,400-plus students here at Tradewinds. In addition, Brianna is on our very first school debate team. She even came in fourth at her competition. She works hard at everything she does.
As her teacher, I look forward to seeing her each day. She cherishes every moment of school, making my job so easy and enjoyable. She has a true thirst for knowledge and she desires to be the best she can be each day. To her classmates, Brianna is a role model. They look up to her and she humbly assists them with anything they may need. She is caring and well respected.
Michael Breslaw, parent: I think she has these qualities because my family and myself have always modeled kindness and doing good deeds and special things for others. I also believe in instilling the value of treating others with respect as just a part of being a human being.
An example of witnessing my daughter give to others were the free, free throw tickets at the Heat game. She would not allow us to leave until someone was able to enjoy them. The smiles she puts on faces daily lets me know that my daughter is moving in the right direction.
As I said, as a family we pride ourselves on being selfless and doing for others. At any family function or any event that we attend, my daughters are the first to volunteer and help someone with no thought. I am very proud of the young lady she is becoming.
Brianna Breslaw: I am a really helpful person and I have ideas for charity events. I participate in the Awesome Buddy program, which caters to our school’s autistic program. I am also an active participant in Butterfly Brigade, which cleans the road outside. I also voluntarily participated in the giving tree, which provided Christmas gifts to children in need.
What keeps me motivated is that I know people are often in need. When I do these good deeds it makes me feel really good and happy and proud of myself. I like helping people because I can put a smile on someone’s face and make their life easier.