The Windham Eagle student of the week is Claire Nelson, a soon to be eighth grader at Jordan-Small Middle School. Claire’s favorite subject is art because she gets to express her feelings. She enjoys drawing, watching TV and playing video games.
“To say Claire Nelson is a fun person to be around as well as a loyal friend, that she has a good sense of humor and a knack for writing is an understatement of catastrophic proportions. Her ability to examine situations and come up with just the right balance of humor and insight is beyond her years and certainly a handy trait for a friend and a writer. Claire is a good listener whose support of others during their good times and their bad ones makes her an empathetic soul. She is usually able to see the humor in life and translates that to her relationships as well as her writing,” said her teacher at JSMS.
Education is important to her because it helps prepare her for what she wants in life.
“When I grow up I want to mean something of importance to someone,” Claire said.
Claire is the daughter of her mom Traci, her stepmom Theresa, her dad Wallace and her stepdad Kirk. She has three brothers, Calvin, Travis and Kyle and five stepsiblings, Steven, Josh, Ian, Mike and Kelly.
Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds because it’s nice to know that there are bad people in the world and one way or another they are taken care of.
Favorite Animal: Cat
Favorite movie: Shrek because it sends out a message about how life isn’t always how you would like it and that everyone deserves a happy ending.