Litsue, the daughter of Valerie Begay and Keith Litsue, was nominated by her BEACON tutor, Lynda Diem, who cited Litsue’s positive attitude and continuing growth.
“When Seraphina started with BEACON, she hardly spoke, refused to read, and she would put her head down on the desk for most of the time. Now, she is reading with pleasure at five reading levels above where she started, she enjoys learning, she just received a 100 percent on a spelling test, she tries her best at math and she smiles and is happy,” Diem wrote in her nomination. “Seraphina is a delight to teach because she has a positive attitude. She continues to give her best!”