Elsa Berenice is not only one of the top-performing students at Mayatan, she is one of the top citizens. She is a nice, outgoing girl who lures you into conversation with her dry sense of humor in which she pretends to be very serious but may be concealing a joke. She also has top English skills. Because of her good scholarship and citizenship, she claimed the honored position of Honduran flag-bearer and led the Independence Day parade last year. Elsa has two older brothers who also attend Mayatan; one is in 8th grade and the other is an 11th grader in our new high school. The family farms in Santa Rita and sacrifices a lot to provide their children with an English education.