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.

Eleanor Perchalski

What do you like about Ocean Studies Charter School? I like Ocean Studies Charter School because it’s fun and you get to learn about new things you don’t really get to learn about at other schools. You get to go on field trips every week. 

What is your favorite subject and why? My favorite subject is social studies because it helps you learn more about the countries, and we’re learning about Florida a lot. I get to learn about sea creatures in the ocean and history of Florida. 

What is the best rule at school? Probably wearing your mask over your nose. I like to be safe and I don’t want to get COVID. 

What’s your favorite food for lunch? I like salami and grapes and little gummy bunnies. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a photographer and a nurse. I want to take care of children and help them get through hard times. My dog helped me learn because she’s my emotional support animal. I think it’s a really good thing for me, I like kids and helping, 

What is one favorite way you like to spend your spare time? I sail and I like to go babysit on Saturdays. On Sundays I sail. 

Who’s your favorite teacher? Probably Ms. Karen and Ms. Carole. Ms. Karen helps us learn and pushes us to go through our limits. Ms. Carole, she’s artistic and makes lessons really fun.