[Photo courtesy of Nicole Stocks]

Darren Yazzie is Helen M. Knight Elementary’s Mayor-picked Student of the Month for January.

Darren is a second grader in Ms. Russell’s class. He is the son of Joshua and Sharlyn Tsosie.

“Darren is such a helpful, kind person,” Russell said. “Every day, he is one of the first students to help take chairs down without needing to be asked. I often see him helping out his friends in class, in the lunch room and on the playground. He is willing and excited to participate in class discussions, especially math! Whenever he is asked to do something, he gets right to work with a smile. He is a wonderful and careful artist and this shows in his classwork too.”