Volney Elementary School students attended a spirit assembly Feb. 28 in recognition of their positive behavior and for being role models.
Principal Lisa Garofalo gave certificates to one student from each classroom that exemplified the character trait of honesty.
In addition to the classroom role models, 22 students were awarded certificates for being “On A Roll” models.
The monthly classroom role models were Aiden Grant, Ethan Clark, Kyle Stuber, James DeCare, Tyler Budd, Abbigail Gist, Keira Scott, Caitlin Roberts, Ashley Huller, Caiden Taber, Marissa Bowering, Lydia Gigliotti, Alexis Ingersoll, Grace Esposito, Emma Brewster, Nick Miceli, Nick Smith, Cassandra Seaton, Chloe Hurlbut and Jessica Hyman.
Students earning recognition as the monthly “On a Roll” models included Adriana Raymond, Caleb Turner, Gavynn Krick, Valerie Nichols, Brayden Moshier, Caleb Clark, Parker Ellis, Hailey Ward, Amber Dumas, Cory Hyman, Tylyn Boshart, Brad Currier, Shane Gouterngout- Reynolds. Tesa Galvin, Mason Firenze, Lilly Dumas, Sarah Gigliotti, Emily Grant, Rain Frank, Sabastion Lauckarn, Tyler Emeterio and Jayce Gibides.
After the awards presentation, Garofalo read aloud Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind by Judy Finchler and Kevin O’Malley. In the book, character Principal Wiggins promises to dye his hair purple and sleep on the school roof if the students read 1,000 books in a school year.
With March 3 being the 17th annual Read Across America Day, Garofalo decided to put out a challenge to her school: read 2,500 books in one week.
If students meet the challenge, Garofalo, like the principal in the story, agreed to spend the night on the roof and dye her hair purple.
Students could hardly contain their enthusiasm, and went home for the weekend fired up to read.