Archer Smith is the type of student who is always giving everything his all. As "Student of the Week," educators said Archer is a positive role model for others to follow. #MiddletownRI
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STUDENT OF THE WEEK:
GAUDET LEARNING ACADEMY FOURTH GRADER ARCHER SMITH
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (DECEMBER 9, 2022) – In each of the schools across Middletown, there are students doing excellent, noteworthy things. As part of a feature from the town, a different student will be spotlighted for their efforts to make Middletown a special place to live, work and play.
Name: Archer Smith
School: Gaudet Learning Academy
Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Elizabeth Ortstadt and Brad Smith
Accomplishment(s): An overall outstanding student who makes the most of every day.
Quotable: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think,” Albert Einstein. Archer is a huge fan of the world-famous scientist, has read quite a few books about Einstein and thinks this is a great quote.
Dream Job: To be a U.S. Marine like his father and travel the world.
Favorite Meal: Spaghetti and meatballs
Go To Snack: Popcorn
Person/People I Look Up To: “I look up to my dad because I want to be a Marine like him. My dad cooks a lot and also helps me with my math.”
Person I’d Like To Meet: Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak because he’s Archer’s favorite hockey player. Archer also plays hockey like No. 88 for the Newport Whalers.
Top Show Or Movie: “Angels In The Outfield”
Best Local Hangout: The beach during the summer, where he can relax and surf with his mother.
Music With The Most: Country music, particularly anything by Sam Hunt.
Recommended Reading: “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen.
Best Subject In School: Math and science because Archer’s mom is an engineer and he’s always been good at math.
Teacher/Staff Member I’d Like To Thank: “Archer would like to thank Ms. (Laurie) Oliveira and Ms. (Christina) McFadden for being great teachers. He would like to thank Ms. Oliveira because she is a really nice teacher and she helps him with things and Ms. McFadden because he has know her since when he was in first grade.”
Comment From Teacher/Staff Member: “Archer is a respectful student who is kind to all his classmates. He does a great job listening, following directions and working hard. Archer shows a real desire to learn and do well in school,” Oliveira said.
Story Link: https://www.middletownri.com/DocumentCenter/View/6348/SOW-Archer-Smith