VOLNEY – Volney Elementary students who have shown responsibility throughout the month of October were recently awarded with the school’s Virtue of the Month honors.
A recipient from each classroom was presented with a Principal’s Award for having shown responsible behavior in the classroom, hallways, special areas and the cafeteria.
Principal Todd Terpening said because of each honored student’s actions, Volney has become a better place to learn.
He then presented all 19 children with their award before they received cheers and applause from classmates, teachers and guests.
Principal’s Award recipients are: Ava Thurlow, Anthony Finch, Myleigh Knopp, Rowen Cowden, Grace Garrison, Deven Smith, Ethan Gilbert, Sadie Davis, Bryana Stanard, Juliet Schnall, Chace Green, Emma Spaulding, Alan Craig, Audrey White, Willow Dumas, Austin Miner, Alyssa Sawyer, Ashley Taplin and Grace Olon.
Principal Terpening then recognized students who were named as “On a Roll” throughout the month of October for meeting a goal they set with their teacher.
Honorees excelled in an academic, behavioral or social area.
He encouraged that group of students to keep up the good work.
“On a Roll” award winners are: Malaki Cary, Reese Birchenough, Carter Johnson, Rylee Emeterio, Matthew Anderson, Marjorie Blais, Bella Vant, Ben Naoti, Cassidy Calaman, Mason Parks, Kierra Fairbanks, Miguel Alvarado Vasquez, Damien Drought, Elliot Prior, Jaxin Cates, Haven Hicks, Nazzerene Donalson, Aidan Baldwin, Gerrit Ossevoort and Keira Scott.
After there were more cheers of celebration, Principal Terpening told the entire student body that every student has the opportunity to receive an award throughout the 2017-18 school year if they work hard and try their best.
Following the awards, fifth graders performed a song about gratitude, which is the November character trait of the month.