Top Local Scholars: Andrea Bennion
Andrea Bennion is a fourth grader at Jackson Elementary with a passion to get involved, and it influences her actions in and outside of school.
Her talents range from playing the flute in band, piano at home, earning awards in Girl Scouts, entering book competitions, swimming at GCC and soccer in the summer.
Bennion's mother Brenda was thrilled to find out her daughter was selected as a top scholar for The Batavian. You could see how proud she was by watching her expression as her daughter talked about all the activities she is involved in.
"She is an all around good girl," said Bennion's mother. "She is my energizer bunny, she keeps me going."
Bennion is a go-getter and is very humble in all she does. Piano is her favorite instrument to play and she hopes to one day learn to play the guitar like her father, Mike.
She loves all the projects assigned in fourth grade and is excited to attend middle school because her sister has told her many great things about it.
When Bennion isn't playing an instrument or competing in the Page Turners Competition, she can be found in the kitchen cooking omelets and pancakes, or if she isn't cooking she munches her favorite foods: bacon or Chinese.
She loves reading The Tinkerbell series books because she enjoys getting to know all the different fairy characters.
In the summer she will be out on the soccer field hoping she doesn't see any snakes. Snakes are her greatest fear, and she would definitely scream if she saw one.
One day we could see Bennion being a kindergarten teacher or an artist. Which ever she picks she will go on to do great things, and will always be reminded of her mother's strengths, because her mother is her hero.
Be sure to check out the video of Bennion playing her piano.