July 15, 2024


Built General Tough

Mason Vrba is New Hanover County Schools’ Student of the Week

Mason Vrba of Carolina Beach Elementary School is New Hanover County Schools' Student of the Week.

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Student Name: Mason Vrba

School: Carolina Beach Elementary School

Grade: Fourth

Best subjects: Math and Science

Worst subject: Reading

Favorite quote or saying: “Treat people the way you want to be treated.”

What drives you crazy? When my sister sings and I’m trying to do something else.

What makes you happy? Riding my bike.

Favorite book: “The Bad Guys”

Favorite movie: “Jurassic Park”

Favorite color: Green

Favorite food: Hot dogs

What do you do for fun? Fishing and riding my bike

Whom do you admire most, and why? My dad because he is strong and he was in the military.

Educational goal: I want to get better at reading.

Career goal: To be a paleontologist

For Melinda Durant, Carrie Boos and Tracey Tugwell, how does this student’s exemplary behavior illustrate the goals your school is pursuing? Mason is a diligent, hardworking responsible student. He is very respectful to his classmates and his teachers. He is a great peer buddy and willing to help others at any moment. He is focused and participates actively in class. Mason is inquisitive and asks great questions. Mason’s excitement for learning is contagious. He goes out of his way to model the five core Sea Star values at Carolina Beach Elementary School: He values his learning, his relationships, his future, his environment and himself.