ACT: Arts at the Capitol Theater
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ACT STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Embodying ACT’s Core Values
Soemi Fiasconaro, a senior at ACT, is a Dance major who has been an integral part of her major and our school community since she enrolled her freshman year. She is a student who consistently embodies the qualities and core values of ACT. For many teachers Soemi is often the one they rely on when another student needs assistance. She is the go-to person when a peer is struggling. Soemi is a natural peer mentor with her calm and patient manner.
Preston, ACT’s History teacher states, “Soemi impacts other students as a result of leading by example. No matter what the challenge in the classroom, she always approaches assignments with a positive attitude. She is also quick to lend help to struggling peers without any prompting from teachers. In addition, she is a consistent performer in dance activities and a supporter of the artistic efforts of her peers.”
Soemi is clearly a student who exemplifies respect for the school, respect for the community and respect for herself, ACT’s core values. She is someone who puts others first. Soemi quickly helps students acclimate to the school community if they are new or struggling to fit in.
This year Soemi has taken on a leadership role in Student Dance Company. In addition, she has choreographed her own piece for the upcoming performance in January.
Outside of school, Soemi has been instrumental as a mentor for young children participating in a summer program at Eastern Connecticut State University. Two summers ago her role was the teacher assistant, but this past summer she supervised her own group of ten students. Soemi created activities which incorporated English, Math and Dance for the children.
Soemi is applying to a few colleges and universities looking to pursue a Physical Education career.