The Primary North staff nominated second-grade scholar Elijah Smith for the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for September. Staff members and the Wee Warrior community agreed, since his arrival last school year, he has been an excellent student and wonderful young man to work with in class. He exemplifies what it means to be a person of integrity and character. Elijah’s first-grade teacher, Amanda Mann says he would be an excellent candidate for this award. “Elijah was an outstanding role model in my first grade classroom,” said Ms. Mann. “He always used his manners and participated in classroom activities and discussions. Elijah is not only responsible and respectful but he is a kind and caring classmate who willingly helps all members of our school community. Elijah loves to learn and ask questions accordingly. He is a good friend, student, and role model for all.”
When asked about Elijah, his art teacher, Katie Labmeier, also wanted to share her thoughts on Elijah and his strong character. “From day one, he exemplified what it means to be a Winton Woods Warrior,” said Ms. Labmeier. “I can always rely on Elijah to take the lead in class. Whether it is helping me pass out supplies or helping a classmate understand our lesson. Elijah is always eager to help with a smile on his face. He has proven himself to be a responsible and respectful student. I am so fortunate to have Elijah in my class and look forward to seeing him continue this growth in second grade. Primary North is honored to nominate Elijah Smith for the Student of Character Award.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Shown l-r at the September board meeting is board member Jeff Berte, Kiwanis Character is Key Award recipient Elijah Smith and Kiwanis Greenhills-Forest Park President Jim Hadley. Photo by Drew Jackson.