Students at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School who displayed excellence in physical education throughout the year were recently treated to an end-of-the-year celebration and award ceremony.
Each month throughout the school year, the EJD physical education staff selected one boy and one girl per grade level to serve as the EJD PE Student of the Month.
To be selected for the award, students not only had to show athletic ability, but also positive character traits such as politeness, kindness, selflessness, honesty, trustworthiness and being a role model for their peers.
Each student that was presented with a Student of the Month award was called down to the school’s gym to participate in the celebration, which included assorted games and snacks.
During the celebration, one boy and one girl from each grade level was also selected as the EJD PE Student of the Year.
Each winning student was surprised to receive congratulations from family members who were secretively in attendance, filling the gym with cheers and laughter.
“We look for great kids when deciding who will be PE Student of the Year. Being a great kid is the number one thing,” physical education teacher Paul Lyman told the students prior to announcing the winners. “You also need to be a leader and need to be doing what you’re supposed to be doing.”
The following students were named winners of the EJD PE Student of the Year award:
Karson Kimball and Gracie Britton (fifth grade); Thomas Uhl and Miranda LaRobardiere (sixth grade); Michael Dion and Alexandra Galle (seventh grade); and Griffin Goodwin and Gianna DeRoberts (eighth grade).