Metro Kiwanis honors fifth graders

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 4:27pm
By: Carolyn Cary

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis has once again honored the most improved 5th grade student from each elementary school.

Sixteen students were selected and a reception was held for them, their families, teacher and principal was held at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

They include Danielle Roth, Sara Harp Minter, Salvador Carbajal, North Fayette, Miles Mendoza, Spring Hill, Mario Camarillo, Burch, Victor Acosta, Peeples, Vanessa Garduno, Braelinn, Alexander Schade, Oak Grover, Jeremy Wells, Fayette Intermediate, Blake Brown, East Fayette, Christopher Eulenfeld, Kedron, Sarah Read, Brooks, Cheyenne Dean, Peachtree City, Miles Mitchell, Cleveland, Dylan Ramey, Crabapple, Jirah Suttle, Tyrone, and Christian Vickson, Huddleston.

Among the comments made by their teachers; has improved both socially and academically, was excited to find a dead frog in my room closet one day, I think he's going to be a veterinarian, gained confidence to stand up in the class and speak, never says no, strove to improve in reading and math, and did, always treats others as he wants to be treated, and sets a great example.

A touching moment came when a teacher spoke in Spanish to one of the children's mothers, so she could fully understand the accomplishments of her son. He began the year with a small amount of the English language and by the end of the year was doing quite well.

Each student was awarded a plaque and a $50 U.S. savings bond.

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis meets each Tuesday noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville.

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