WESTMINSTER -- McKenzie Brandon has been chosen the March Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. McKenzie, a sophomore, is the daughter of Alicia and Scott Brandon of Saxtons River.
Described by her teachers as a kind-hearted young lady, she is a pleasure to work with and always comes to class prepared and willing to work and learn.
A quiet leader, who leads by example, McKenzie is a pleasure to have in class and a good role model for others. She is willing to help other students when they have questions, and she regularly volunteers in class.
Attentive to academic growth, she takes challenging classes and balances a busy schedule. She is interested in getting as much out of her classes as she can, and she puts in the extra effort to do well. McKenzie tries to fit as much as she can into her school day. She is currently taking honors classes, and an online class so she could still take band.
Not only is McKenzie interested in her academics, but she is interested in developing her musical skills as well. She is an active member of the BFUHS concert band, jazz ensemble, pit band, and community band. Plus, she was accepted into the 2013 Vermont All State Band. She is also an athlete and plays tennis and field hockey.