Justice Dutra


CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com





MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 27, 2022) – In each of the schools across Middletown, there are students doing excellent, noteworthy things. As part of a new feature from the Town, a  different student will be spotlighted for their efforts to make Middletown a more special place to live, work and play.

Name: Justice Dutra

Age: 13

School: Gaudet Middle School 

Grade: Seven

Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Daysha Dutra & Jeff Rahn

Accomplishment(s): Justice has faced many obstacles this year head on, including learning how to feel comfortable at school. Overcoming being shy, Justice has found the courage to present in front of her peers. Her family is proud of her hard work in school and at home.

Quotable: “I would like to thank my mom and dad for always cheering me on. I would also like to thank my teachers for teaching me step by step and not rushing me.”

Favorite Color: Light purple

Favorite Musician: Rihanna

Best TV Show: “SpongeBob SquarePants”

Person/People I Look Up To: “I look up to my family, especially my great grandmother. I also look up to my friends.”

Go To Meal: Cheeseburger and waffle fries

What I’d Like To Do When I’m Older: “I would like to study cosmetology so I can be a hairstylist. I would also like to be a model.”

I’d Rather Not: I would rather not read. It is my least favorite school activity. Still, teachers said she reads regularly and creates a project to share with her class.

Favorite Middletown Hangout: “I like to go to the beach and downtown Newport with my family.”

Comment From Teacher/Staff Member: “Justice is an incredibly hard worker. She always takes advantage of extra learning opportunities. She remains on task throughout the day and is always prepared for class. She always comes to school with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Justice is a strong advocate for herself. She is a role model who is always willing to help. Her perseverance is something to be admired. We are very proud of you Justice,” seventh grade teacher Amy Smith said. 

Who I’d Like To Thank: “I would like to thank Mrs. Shiels for supporting me in fifth grade. I would also like to thank Ms. Smith and Miss Rogers for supporting me in seventh grade.”

Story Link: https://www.middletownri.com/D...