Emmanuel is a thoughtful and compassionate 2nd grader at Caliber Beta Academy. Recently, he decided to launch a fundraising campaign to support communities in Mexico in the aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked the region. "I was watching the news and saw there had been an earthquake. I asked my mom how we could help because my cousins and grandparents live in Mexico. I wanted to help families like mine." Emmanuel brought a jar to each classroom to for donations. Thanks to Emmanuel, Caliber Beta Academy raised over $1,000!! In addition to philanthropy, Emmanuel loves to play basketball. He lives in Richmond with his mom, dad and sister.
Words about Emmanuel from his teachers
"Emmanuel is a leader in our classroom! Students often notice how focused and hard-working he is and that makes him a great role model for his peers. Emmanuel is always caring and compassionate. He is the first one to offer to be another student's partner and will gladly work with any student in the class. Emmanuel succeeds academically because he gives 100% of his attention to his school work. He regularly participates in class and adds great insights to class discussions. We love having him in our classroom!"
All about Emmanuel!
1. What is your favorite thing about going to school at Caliber?
I like going to school with my cousins. They are in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.
2. What was your favorite subject?
PE!! I love being outside.
3. What is your favorite genre of music? Do you play any instruments?
I actually rap.
Oh yeah? Where did you learn how to rap?
I started watching rap videos on youtube and learned from there.
4. If you could go on a dream vacation, what would you do + where would you go?
I would go to Universal Studios because they have rides and you can win prizes in the arcades. Sometimes, you can see the the TV actors and characters in real life.
5. What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area?
Six Flags: Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. My favorite ride is the Fast and Furious rollercoaster!
6. What is one fun fact that most people might not know about you?
I did a speech at the WCCUSD board meeting to get cleaner, safer school facilities. My mom was doing a speech so I was inspired to do one as well.
We are so proud of you, Emmanuel!