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Alex Kennedy is the November Mayor-picked Student of the Month. Alex is the son of Lauren and Stephen Kennedy. He is a fifth-grader in Mrs. Jackson’s class.

Jackson said that Alex is a bright spot in her classroom every day.

“He is always ready for any activity I suggest,” she said. “He always pays attention and participates with class discussions. He is friendly with other classmates and helps them out as needed. He is funny but can also take a joke. He is a beautiful reader and helps others with fluency by his example. I feel very fortunate that he is in my classroom this year. I think he has a great future – just not in chicken jokes!”