Roman Thomas is The Windham Eagle student of the week from Manchester School. The 10-year-old is in Stacey Sanborn’s fourth grade class.
Roman lives with his mom, dad, brother and sister. His Vietnamese grandmother lives with them as well. Roman has a pet fish named Albert.
Roman likes math because it can be challenging. He especially likes algebra.
“When I grow up I want to be an engineer,” he said because he likes to build things.
“Roman was nominated by his peers for this recognition. Roman is a hard working student. He has an enthusiasm for learning that is contagious. It is this enthusiasm for learning that makes Roman stand out from his peers. Roman’s peers describe him as funny, helpful, intelligent, and friendly,” said Sanborn
“Roman recently completed a heritage doll project where he created a doll to represent his grandmother that emigrated from Vietnam. Roman learned that his grandmother worked in rice fields in Vietnam and that she rode water buffalos. Roman states that his family is unique because they are from different countries, they speak different languages at home and their food and culture are different than what his peers experience,” Sanborn added.
Roman feels that education is important because “if you don’t have a good education, you won’t get a job. You need money to buy a house. I like my school because it has enrichment opportunities.”
Favorite TV show: Star Wars Rebels
Favorite animal: Buffalo
Favorite movie: Star Wars
Hobbies: Bike riding and reading
When I’m not in school, I’m at home sledding.