Elementary student winners of the November Optimist Super Citizen Award were recognized recently at Lee's Summit R-7 grade schools.
The award is presented monthly to students in R-7 elementary schools. Mason Elementary School conducts a monthly “Character Counts” awards program in cooperation with the Lake Lotawana Optimist Club, and these winners are recognized in separate articles.
Super Citizen winners are selected by teachers based on criteria set by the Optimist Club and the school staff. The award is usually based on the Optimist Creed, although each school's staff may determine criteria for some months.
Students receive the award from Optimist members during either a PTA meeting or another school presentation. The Optimist Club is a local civic organization dedicated to youth. It meets weekly and is open to both men and women.
Winners (listed in order from kindergarten through sixth grade) are:
Cedar Creek: Isaac McIntosh, Mya Grimes, Regan Clewell, Timothy DeJarnette, Emma Thieme, Claire Gregory, and Brooke Cunningham.
Greenwood: A.J. Gaskin, Holden Davenport, Brock Eichelkraut, Trinity Reed, Zachary Cochran, Zoe Dugan, and Logan Brill.
Hawthorn Hill: Liam Titus, Rylan Peterson, Zoe Pugh, Grace Gard, Ashley Briese, Nathan Roy, and Andrew Balsman.
Hazel Grove: Sebastian Baker, Aleah Crudup, Tobias McGuire, Madison Wells, Sydney Bradford, Allen Guardado, and Lexie Babiuch.
Highland Park: Juliana Highfill, Kyra Posson, William Gardenhire, Christy Distefano, David Brown, Skylar Roe, and Zoie Lee.
Longview Farm: Noah Person, Jack Honey, Karlee McEnroe, Georgia Baxter, Elizabeth Baker, Jenna Schwager, Celeste Randolph.
Lee’s Summit: Adi Richardson, Katelynne James, Emma Dawe, Rylee Sims, Mikaya Wolley, Katie Sledd, and Georgia Belman.
Meadow Lane: Preston Stout, Taylor Diehl, Andrew Little, Garrett Banks, Christian Kauffman, Amanda Wynne, and Zoie Merideth.
Pleasant Lea: Charley Gibbs, Anna Seck, Jada Williams, Elana Bodude, Carleigh Hasty, Nathan Macha, and Shane Mason.
Prairie View: (Due to Prairie View’s large size, two Super Citizen Awards are presented in each grade level each month). First set: Kallen Koelzer, Allen Smith, Diana Rios-Rojo, Darian Glotta, Roman Harris II, Allyson Moore, and Seth Kilbourn. Second set: Brooklyn Morgan, Kaitlyn Brown, Damian Reed, Danny Lillis, Jovana Tica, Devin Moffatt, Damien Sucher.
Richardson: Cole Davis, Cooper Spacil, Adrianna McMurray, Brayden Krause, Rachel Davis, Chelsea Madden, and Jaxson Hill.
Summit Pointe: Aneia Stallins, Nico DesCombes, Abigail Katzberg, Madi Rager, Marley Berry, KK Williams, Rebecca Tipton.
Sunset Valley: Synae McDonald, Tony Manfredi, Eyania Marshall, Madeline Thomson, Austin Wilson, Kaitlyn McGill, and Jay Snook..
Trailridge: Jaelyn Roberson, Campbell True, Caleb Kelderman, Delaney Barker, Quintin Medley, Taylor Hampton, Sophie Beckerle.
Underwood: Madison Packard, Leila Potocnik, Emily Brinson, Sophia Monroe, Zak Young, Nicole Foeller, and Anthony Hudson.
Westview: Isabella Ishkuntana, Allison Nino Cabrera, Kaylee Mancha Cabrera, Ginna Yates, Torrie Cockerline, Allison Clark, and Cheyenne Cockerline.
Woodland: Emily Abraham, Brooke Singleton, Sophia Stone, Brackston Young, Amanda Thomas, Avery Valentine, and Sam Lock.
Students receive a certificate, an Optimist Super Citizen T-shirt and certificates for free gifts from local businesses. Parents of winners receive a bumper sticker stating “Parent of an Optimist Super Citizen.”
The award is sponsored by the Lee's Summit Optimist Club. It is designed to recognize students with varied talents.