KidsTek’s Student of the Month for February is Marlen Martinez Marmolejo from Hinkley High School in Aurora. Marlen is a hard worker and makes it a priority to communicate well with her teachers, despite the barriers of taking our course online. She is currently enrolled in “Introduction to Programming,” after having completed our “Introduction to Computing” course last semester.
Katy Limes, our KidsTek Instructor at Hinkley High School eagerly nominated Marlen when asked about an outstanding student in her class. “I chose Marlen for Student of the Month because she consistently goes above and beyond for this class. She’s always ready to volunteer and unafraid to ask questions, so she always makes the classroom a better place,” said Ms. Limes.
Marlen likes to exercise in her free time, especially jogging. She enjoys going out to eat and going on road trips with her friends! After high school, Marlen wants to become an accountant. Her main goal is to make herself and her parents proud for all of her hard work. Marlen commented, “My favorite part about being in the KidsTek program is that they give us opportunities like earning a scholarship. Being in this class is helping me to learn skills other people lack.”