San Onofre School is full of little military heroes, but one in particular, Alexis Salgado, has been recognized as Star 94.1 and SDCCU’s “Little Military Hero” for the month of October. Her teacher, Miss Alison Halpern, heard on the radio that they were holding a contest where you can go online and nominate a military child to receive a new laptop that can then be used to connect with a deployed parent via Skype, email or, in this case, blog. To Miss Halpern’s surprise, just 1 week after her submission of all 22 of her students she got a response from the “Jesse in the Morning” show producer to inform her that her little Alexis Salgado was chosen!
In Miss Halpern’s first grade class each student has a personal blog that they use to share their learning. This blog is especially special for Alexis because her father is currently deployed on a ship. Staff Sargent Salgado is a forward observer (MOS 086) in the United States Marine Corp. Alexis has been missing her father more and more so this has been making her time at home difficult. You would never know because she comes to school everyday with a huge smile and wears that smile all day.
One morning Miss Halpern and Alexis were extremely excited to see that he had found her blog! The following is the comment that Staff Sargent Salgado left to his little girl.
“Hi Alexis! It’s daddy from the pirate ship. I finally found your page baby. I’m so proud of my little girl. You are so sweet and kind to everyone you have a good heart and daddy is very proud of you. Thank you for listening to mommy because she does a lot for us. Thank you for being a good example to your sister Lucy because she looks up to you. Daddy is safe on the boat. I’m always thinking of you, Lucy, and Mommy. I love you with all my heart I miss you so much I can’t wait to give you a big hug and many kisses. Remember, always say please and thank you, and keep on doing a good job on your homework.
I love you,
The morning Miss Halpern read this comment to Alexis will forever be with her. The smile on her face and the look in her eyes was truly priceless!
The radio show invited Alexis, her mom and Miss Halpern to the studio to take pictures, make a video, have an interview and most exciting of all…present Alexis with a brand new laptop! The experience was all very exciting. She was asked a few questions that she answered in a sound studio, they took promotional pictures and then they were able to have an interview with Jesse and Delena. Miss Halpern, Alexis and her family want to thank Star 94.1 and SDCCU for recognizing these little heroes in our community.
Check out Alexis on Star 94.1's website.