Mercedes Martinez, a sixth grade student at Berenda Elementary, has been named Madera Sunrise Rotary Student of the Month.
Martinez, along with brother Mauricio and grandparents Michael and Judy Hardy, enjoyed breakfast with the members of Sunrise Rotary who honored her for her success in school. Martinez is on the Bronco Honor Roll and scored Proficient on the California Standards Test in math.
Martinez is a fantastic writer and writes for the “Bronco Buzz,” the Berenda school newspaper. She also sings in the school choir and is very active in gymnastics at All About Dance and Gymnastics.
Vice Principal Denise Munoz said, “Mercedes is always focused, attentive in class, but her best trait is her positive attitude and brilliant smile.”