Pierre Leuffa, a first-grade student at Winton Woods Primary North is using her actions to show her teacher and classmates what resourcefulness is all about. Her teacher, Keonna Yancey, chose Leuffa to be honored with the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for Resourcefulness. “Pierre comes to class and soaks up all the knowledge that she can,” said Yancey. “Being an English Language Learner (ELL) can sometimes create a challenge in a young child’s learning and understanding. Pierre has excelled this year in the first grade. She is constantly seen helping her peers with their work and shows them how to use the resources and strategies to complete an assignment.”
Her teacher says Leuffa always turns in her homework and each time it is done correctly with 100% accuracy. “She attempts every task that is put before her and gives it her best. She comes to school and learns all that she can, thinking beyond the language barrier,” said Yancey. “She puts her best foot forward in everything she does.”
Leuffa received her award at the district’s March board of education meeting.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Shown l-r) Winton Woods board member Dr. John Cuppoletti and first-grade student Pierre Leuffa listen as Superintendent Anthony G. Smith reads her recommendation for the March Kiwanis Character is Key award. Photo by Drew Jackson.