Federal Way Mirror Scholar of the Month for December: Pierre Colar

Totem sixth grader demonstrates courage to stand up for what he believes in.

The Federal Way Mirror Scholar of the Month for December is Pierre Colar, a sixth-grader from Totem Middle School.

Pierre was nominated by Caitlin Boline, principal of Totem. By earning this nomination, Pierre has achieved all of the criteria for Scholar of the Month including perfect attendance, having a GPA of 3.0 or better and demonstrating positive and productive behaviors in school.

Pierre is a scholar who makes a personal commitment to act in a responsible and productive manner everyday in the classroom, or in any environment, while exceeding in all of his classes.

“I study a lot at home. I know I have to try my hardest to pass,” Pierre said. “Even if I do fail, I’ll study to get better at the subject and if that doesn’t work I’ll study even more.”

Pierre exemplifies a commitment to education by taking the goals in reading and writing in social studies and English to heart, Boline said.

Pierre is confident in his school practices whether discussing his cultural interests, or exploring ancient civilizations, or understanding how to explain his ideas in writing, she said.

Each day, Boline said, Pierre arrives to school with a positive attitude that makes it easy for his peers and classmates to adopt the same view.

Pierre has a goal to attend an institution of higher learning and is both talented and interested in communication arts.

“Pierre is a thinker and is always considering individual ways to show his thinking and interests. He does not follow the crowd,” Boline said. “While being an exemplar scholar, he acts just like an ordinary part of his group. He is well liked but brave enough to stand for what he believes in.”

Boline said Pierre reminds her of the speaker in the poem “The Road Less Taken,” as described by the poet Robert Frost as one who “chooses the road less followed.”

With this is the type of learner in the FWPS district, Pierre is sure to be a productive member of society because he has learned to make wise choices in school and is committed to practicing good stewardship in his school community, she said.

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