Every week in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education, we tell stories about South Valley students with great character.
At Roosevelt Elementary School in Tulare there is a saying that as rough riders, “Every Day Counts.”
One student who lives that saying to the fullest is second grader and 8-year-old, Andres Guzman Salas.
“What I like about him the most, is that he never thinks about himself first. He always puts everyone else first,” said Fabian Valdes, Site Lead for the CHOICES after-school program at Roosevelt Elementary.
Mr. Valdes adds about Andres:
“Once he is in the classroom, in his group, everyone knows how to be and how to act. And it’s nice because I know that is one classroom I don’t have to worry about.”
Andres is a natural leader in the after-school world.
“He helps the kids transition from day school to after school, helps them know where they need to be. he helps kids with their homework, ” Mr. Valdes said. “He does the right thing no matter what. No matter where he is at he is going to do the right thing.”
Andres said he just lives his life by the golden rule.
“Treat people how you want to be treated,” Andres Guzman Salas said, a second grader at Roosevelt Elementary School.
Andres says his favorite thing to do is to help people — especially with technology.
Andres Guzman Salas of Roosevelt Elementary School in Tulare shows us why Your Character Matters.