Rima Makaryan of Santa Rosa French-American Charter School is Santa Rosa City Schools student of the month for March.

The fifth grader was born in Armenia and her family immigrated to California in 2010 and Makaryan enrolled at Doyle Park Elementary School as a third grader.

Makaryan speaks Armenian fluently and speaks Russian as well. When the French language school opened on the former Doyle Park campus, Makaryan enrolled and began learning French as well.

An accomplished artist, Makaryan loves to paint and has had her artwork published in Kid Scoop. She loves to play basketball and hopes to play competitively next year. She also enjoys hip hop dancing and riding her bike around Spring Lake with her dad and younger brother, Arno.

School officials describe Makaryan as a conscientious student who exhibits enthusiasm and is a great role model for her peers.