FULTON – Students at Lanigan Elementary School wrapped up the month of January with an assembly that lauded effort, attendance and tolerance.
The school-wide ceremony, held Jan. 29, included a demonstration by the G. Ray Bodley High School cheerleaders who belted out words of encouragement and cheered about the Fulton City School District’s behavioral expectations.
Dozens of students also earned special recognition during the ceremony for exhibiting tolerance toward their peers and teachers.
“These are students who do a great job with others and are accepting of people’s differences,” Lanigan Elementary School Principal Jeff Hendrickson said. “You are tolerant and appreciate what makes each person unique. Tolerance is something that we practice every single day, and we’re proud of you.”
The following students were recognized with character award certificates during the ceremony:
Cuinn Burlingham, Owen Sheldon, Dominick Hofmann and Rain Frank (sixth grade); Maya Gugula, Alicia Halsdorf and Kaden Marsh (fifth grade); Sydney Sachel, Haley Sellin and Megan Acker (fourth grade); Mason Fuller, Matthew Brown, Hope Morrison and Colin Moon (third grade); Timothy Piano, Indiana Griffin, Kamryn Santos and Matthew Ralph (second grade); Hailey Smith, Finley Nye and Grace Gilles (first grade); and Halina Cole, Claire Dempsey and Caeli Bartlett (kindergarten).
In addition to the character role models who earned recognition, Hendrickson congratulated students who exhibited tremendous effort in the classroom and experienced improvement.
“It’s not about being the best, but doing your best,” the principal said as he presented certificates to the honorees.