April 2016: Perseverance

Luke   Student of the month: Luke Turpen

Dear Character Education Committee,

Perseverance is demonstrated by those who keep going when the going gets tough, who don’t give up even when others say, “It can’t be done.”

An outstanding example of perseverance is second grader, Luke Turpen, who was severely injured in an accident on the weekend before Thanksgiving.  His injuries were extensive and required several weeks of recovery.  Throughout the entire time frame it took to recover, Luke was a trooper and worked diligently to keep up with his peers and not get behind on his class work.  Each week he showed so much progress from the week before in getting back on his feet and overcoming multiple obstacles to walking again.  Even if one attempt failed, he persevered and never gave up. 
After learning how to walk again, he came back to school on crutches. This journey was short lived. He didn’t like the idea of needing assistance and not walking on his own like the other students.  After one week, Luke was back on his own two feet and walking independently just like the other kids. By watching him now, one would never know the obstacles this fine young man has overcome just to once again be an adventurous little boy!!

For this, I strongly believe that Luke Turpen deserves to be the Southern Elementary school representative for Perseverance!!!

Sincerely, Cassonia Kidd

Tammie     Adult of the month: Mrs. Tammie Leese

The character education committee choose Tammie Leese to represent this month's word of Perseverance.

Just because, it's a Southern thing!

Grade Representatives:

    Leeland        Carlee
       Kindergarten                                                             First grade
Leeland Blankenship                                              Carlee Simerly

    Alyssa        David
Second grade                                                           Third grade
Alyssa Kier                                                              David Southers

    Abby        Chloe
Fourth grade                                                            Fifth grade
      Abby Keaton                                                          Chloe Simerly
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