Congratulations, Kaleb Asche, our December 2019 Rising Star!
Kaleb was nominated nominated for this award by Carre Klein, who submitted the following:
"I would like to nominate Kaleb Asche, a fifth grader at O’Neill Elementary School. Kaleb has gone outside of his comfort zone and joined the Battle of the Books team through the Nebraska Regional Programs. He has already finished two books and is midway through the third book. He is motivated to always do well in school, and this extra activity is no exception. Kaleb is a great self-advocate in the classroom as well. He tells his teachers when he’s not able to hear, brings his DM trainer to his numerous classes, and plugs it in every night to make sure it’s fully charged the next day. He also helped during a deaf/hard of hearing classroom presentation in September. Great job, Kaleb! You are doing an amazing job advocating for yourself, trying new things, and working hard at school. Thank you for being such a shining example to others!"