Salazar, a fourth-grader, is the daughter of Jaime Salazar and Francisca Gonzalez.
The staff and faculty of HMK said Salazar was chosen, in part, because she “demonstrates good classroom manners, is observant and friendly to others and will go out of her way to help.”
Salazar’s teacher, Sarah Hamingson, said she is “a hard-working student with a positive attitude.”
“She always arrives with a smile on her face, and remains cheerful throughout the day,” Hamingson said. “She puts forth her best effort at all times. When she does not understand something, she does not hesitate to ask, and she does not give up. It is because of her attitude and hard work that she is making such great progress at English, and learning what she needs to know as a fourth grader.”
Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison and the Moab City Council presented the award to Salazar at the Jan. 14 city council meeting.
The HMK Students of the Month are selected by the faculty and staff of the school based on their all-around citizenship and their involvement within their school. The city of Moab presents the Mayor’s Citizenship Award as part of an ongoing effort to foster and recognize the contributions of young people within the community in practicing good citizenship.