The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Ocean Studies Charter School faculty and staff in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and Ocean Studies for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of school pride and for giving us a glimpse into their world.

Dylan Perez/Fourth Grade

What do you like about Ocean Studies Charter School?
It’s kind of more peaceful than other school’s I’ve been at. It’s pretty fun because we get to go on field trips on Thursdays and Fridays. It brings me joy. 

What is your favorite subject and why?
My favorite subject is writing because I really like to write a lot and we usually get to write a story about a game or something in life. The last time we got to write about Fortnite.  

What is the best rule at school?
Not touching since we’re in a pandemic. 

What’s your favorite food for lunch?
A sandwich with chicken and burger buns and biscuit things.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to work at a church to help the homeless. 

What is one favorite way you like to spend your spare time?
I usually just hang around in my room, talking to my friends and playing video games. Sometimes I just need a breath of fresh air, so I practice soccer and make some new friends in the neighborhood. I always have dog treats in my pocket in case I see a lost dog or see someone walking their dog. 

Who is your favorite teacher?
My favorite teacher is Ms. Chandler. She’s very funny and she’s really smart and she’s very confident when there’s a lot of students watching her. It’s kind of like a stage for her. She performs on a stage and she has confidence to sing songs. For mornings, she plays songs and is always in a good mood.

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