The May 2021 student of the month at Alpha Omega Academy is Taya Tolbert-Nielsen, a sophomore who lives in the shadows of the Chugach Mountains in south-central Alaska. Growing up in a large family, Tolbert-Nielsen is now proud to be a member of an even larger family at Alpha Omega Academy, and she has no trouble staying active whether she’s participating in an extra-curricular activity at AOA or enjoying time in The Last Frontier.
“Taya lives in Alaska, so there is a significant time difference between her and some of the student clubs, but she still attends regularly and is an active participant,” wrote science teacher Amy McConnell in nominating Taya for this month’s honor. “She takes great pride in her work and is active in making sure she takes ownership in her learning by continuously asking questions and coming into the support room. Her communication skills are commendable, and I look forward to seeing her continue to progress as a student, as well as outside AOA.” [Read more…]