Belinda is a very sweet student. Everyday she enters our school building, she greets everyone she encounters with a big smile. In class, her hand is the first to go up, and she is constantly seeking to improve. Belinda is currently placed in foster care. She was placed along with her brother due to her mother’s severe medical issues in 2015, and has been in two separate homes since then. Unfortunately, her biological mother passed away, which has severely impacted Belinda and her younger brother. Belinda is now in the process of being adopted. Despite all of the challenges that Belinda has faced, her strength and positivity shine through. She is beyond resilient, and an inspiration to myself, and others, in our school building.