Student of the Month – Anthonio De Azevedo

Congratulations to Anthonio De Azevedo, who was celebrated by the School Committee prior to break as the April Student of the Month!  Anthonio is a fifth grader at Salisbury Elementary School and was nominated by his English Language teacher, Patricia Silvestro.

Anthonio moved to Salisbury from Brazil in November of 2019.  Speaking only Brazilian Portuguese upon his arrival, Anthonio quickly learned the English language. He continues to show an incredible determination to not only learn social English, but also academic English. Over the past five years, SES has continued to welcome students from Brazil. Along with many other wonderful character traits, what has stood out to the community at SES is Anthonio’s willingness and ability to help translate from English to Portuguese and vice versa.  According to Ms. Silvestro, “On numerous occasions when information entered into Google Translate has literally gotten “lost in translation” I have asked Anthonio to help me.  He has done so with great success.”  She adds, “Most everyone here knows Anthonio because he is friendly to everyone. He makes us smile. And his keen ability to translate has made him quite a role model for other students.”

What a wonderful skill to have and share, Anthonio.  Thank you for being such a valued member of our Triton community!

Anthonio, along with Chairperson Linda Litcofsky, his parents, sister, and EL teacher Patricia Silvestro