FRESNO, Calif. - Every week in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education, we tell stories about South Valley students with great character.
This week we travel to Exeter to Rocky Hill Elementary to meet character standout, Destiny Nunez Fraga.
"I guess I'm glad to help other people. I like to see their smiles on their faces," said Destiny.
That's just how people feel around Destiny, who in the classroom is like a sponge -- soaking up all the knowledge she can.
"There is just this part of Destiny that is pretty amazing, where she just gets excited to learn. Sometimes, you just see her eyes light up and she just has a love of learning," said Destiny's Rocky Hill Elementary Teacher, Gina Barnes.
Destiny does not take her opportunity to go to school for granted.
"My mom used to say when I was little I always wanted to go to school, and now that I have the opportunity to go to school, I like to learn math and read a lot," Destiny said.
Her teacher, Gina Barnes, said Destiny excels at math so much that she normally walks around the room assisting other students.
"She helps us with math a lot and she is very nice," her classmate, Camilla Morneo said. "She doesn't leave us out or anything. She is just there for us all the time."
Doing well for herself, but always wanting to help others. It's an action that can make an Educator emotional.
"It makes you want to get up and go to work everyday. It makes me cry. It is sweet to see someone that not only who wants to do well for themselves but they want to help other students too, " Barnes said.
A grateful and thankful 4th Grade student with a future destination for success. Destiny adds: "I want to be a Doctor or a Nurse."
Destiny Nunez Fraga of Rocky Hill Elementary School shows us why Your Character Matters.