Student of the Month – February 2017

ThifaniThifani is a hard working and upbeat young woman who    “always has a song in her heart and a smile on her face” according to her Local Coordinator.

She is a passionate leader who enjoys helping others and her community. Since arriving to the U.S., Thifani has completed over 100 hours of community service. For example, she has gotten involved with the Girl Scouts by planning the very successful Girl Scout Princess Ball, which over 180 people attended. She also helped with the Girl Scout Cookie Drive by delivering boxes of cookies to Girl Scouts so they could go out and sell them. 

At school Thifani has maintained a 4.0 GPA all year. She is involved with Model UN, participating in several competitions and winning awards, including Happiest Delegate and Distinguished Diplomat. She is also part of the school theater club and worked behind the scenes to make sets for the school play, South Pacific.

Thifani has enjoyed sharing her culture with her classmates and community by teaching them traditional dances and puppetry from Indonesia. Thank you for all of your hard work, Thifani; your passion and positivity have made you an asset to your community!


MiguelRunner-Up: Miguel from Spain, living in Michigan

Miguel is outgoing, has a great sense of humor and always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it is with Boy Scouts, fundraising for cancer research, or the community festival. His Host Family recently moved so he has been busy unpacking, painting, and decorating the new home. Miguel also leads a very athletic life– he plays basketball, football, wrestles, and runs track. He has maintained top grades and has been on the Honor Roll each marking period. He was also a member of Homecoming Court and was later chosen as Prom King– on the right is a picture of him and his host cousin before Prom. Keep up the good work, Miguel! Your passion and humor truly make a difference in your community!