Alyx Anderson is Santa Rosa City Schools’ elementary school student of the month for February.

Anderson, a sixth grader at Steele Lane Elementary School, is a member of Student Council and Girls on the Run. She is also active in GATE and was the school’s spelling bee champion as a fifth grader .She returns to the city bee as one of Steele Lane’s representatives this year.

She is a terrific writer, said her fifth grade teacher Susan Wood.

“She expresses herself in a mature way,” she said. “Her vocabulary and use of colorful language make it a pleasure to read her narratives.”

School officials called Anderson a “perfect choice” to receive the award.