Hidden Valley Elementary School sixth grader Jenna Lopez is Santa Rosa City Schools’ elementary school student of the month.

Lopez, who plays competitive soccer and basketball outside of school, is also a member of the Hawks basketball team. Teachers say her competitive spirit is focused on how she can improve and she always encourages her classmates and team members to do their best.

She is described as a student with a positive attitude, sense of responsibility and empathy for other students. Teachers say she has a wonderful sense of humor but also a great sense of calm.

In addition to academics and athletics, Lopez enjoys raising chickens in her backyard in the coop she built with her grandfather.