The November 2019 student of the month is Renee Davis, a senior at Alpha Omega Academy who lives near the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians of Virginia and is filling in as the president of AOA’s Cooking Club.
“Renee is a Straight A student in Spanish all the way through level 3,” said Ms. Monique Escobedo, who nominated Renee for November’s honor of student of the month. “She has also taken great initiative as the Cooking Club’s new president. She created a new logo, monitors the Student Center page without being asked, created a PowerPoint for our first meeting, and coordinated with Blue Umbrella staff for club marketing.”
My AOA Story
I have been a student at Alpha Omega Academy for 4 years. My parents learned about AOA while doing online research about homeschool programs. They chose AOA because of the quality of the program.
Why I Love AOA
My favorite part of online learning is that it allows me to work at my own pace. It also surprises me how much AOA feels like a traditional school. My teachers are easy to contact, and I have opportunities to interact with other students in the online classrooms.
My Favorite Subject
I can’t decide which subject is my favorite. I really like Spanish because it has helped me to learn more about other cultures, and it has given me the skills to communicate with people in my community and people on the mission field. I also like Christian Faith and Living because it has helped me to learn about God’s purpose and plan for my life. In addition, I like Family and Consumer Science because it has inspired me to not only learn to cook and decorate, but also look for ways to be more helpful in my family and community.
I have a brother and a sister. We like to play board games, watch game shows, and go to music festivals together.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family, friends, and cats. I also enjoy participating in the youth group at church, doing service projects in my community and going on mission trips.
My Participation in Cooking Club
I enjoy sharing recipe ideas with the students in the Cooking Club. I also enjoy participating in the food challenges and service projects. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of a talented group of people.
I plan to attend college after I graduate from high school. I would also like to continue serving in my community and doing mission work.
My Words of Wisdom
My advice for my AOA classmates comes from Matthew 11:28, where Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” I have learned during my educational journey that there are times when school and life are really hard. What has helped me the most during these difficult times is putting my trust in the Lord and going to Him in prayer each day. I encourage my fellow AOA classmates to spend time with the Lord daily.