Eliza was recognized for being the student of the month. This year had its ups and downs for Eliza, but she was able to work hard and make the last month a successful one. We were proud of her for turning things around for herself.
Sarah was was recognized for being on the principals list for the entire year! She got all A's with the exception of one B+! Not only is Sarah smart, but she works very hard for her grades and it shows!
Caleb received the highest honor of all this year! He was awarded the Paul Goodman Award. This award is given to one sixth grade boy each year. Paul Goodman was an educator in Taylor for many years. During the time he served our community, he showed a love for learning and education. He encouraged others, was kind, thoughtful, and had a great sense of humor. He was fair and treated everyone with respect. Each year, The entire staff at Taylor intermediate chooses the young man who most exemplifies these same character traits and gives him the award. Adam and I have always known what an amazing young man Caleb is. It's a great feeling to know that others recognize his greatness too!
After the awards were all given out, the student counsel gives prizes to students who's names are drawn from a box filled with Lobo Paws. Lobo paws are given thruout the year to students who are caught doing great things around the school. Hundreds of prizes were given out. After about 90 prizes were given, Caleb's name was drawn for a $10.00 gift card to Walmart. When he went up to the stage to get his prize, he said "thank you". The teacher who was handing out the prizes stopped the assembly and said "thank you, for saying thank you! Of all the prizes that's have been handed out, Caleb is the first student to say Thank you!" Then, she gave him another $10.00 gift card to Walmart! I think I was even more proud in that moment than I was when he recieved his award. And, just when I couldn't be more proud, when the assembly was over, Caleb gave the extra gift card to a friend who didn't get drawn for a prize!! What an amazing son!
I am so proud and thankful of each of my children. They will each go on to do great things in jr. High!