Tuesday, Jan. 08 2013 4:40PM
Optimists recognize elementary "super citizens" for December
Elementary student winners of the December 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: Garen Simpkins, Emery Dietrich, Camden Preston, Caleb Goodbrake, Olivia Neidt, Cierra Pringle, and Faith Lilly.
Greenwood: Andi Barr, Reese Cannon, Austin Minor, Lianna Dorosh, Sydney Trull, Jude Williams, and Stephanie Silker.
Hawthorn Hill: Yassy Ledford, Taylor Cobbins, Kylie Mooney, Lily Shank, Drew Hurt, Lydia Bogeart, and Rachel Danforth.
Hazel Grove: Regan Connole, Ga’ Najah Colfield, Tucker Davis, Cody Corrado, Imani Wyatt, Kameron Robinson, and Chase Grauberger.
Highland Park: Jackson Krause, Blaine Kelly, Brooke Fielder, Julian Kueser, Lauren Macko, Logan Helm, and Kaleb Wilbert.
Longview Farm: Carson Lindstrom, Ginny Baxter, Ryan Bell, Rachel Voss, Paige Walker, Connor Chism, and Jacob Winslow.
Lee’s Summit: Lucas Payne, Taylor Batchelder, Readan Ballard, Isabel Hicks, Caleb Seefeldt, Billi Erwin, and Angel King.
Meadow Lane: Jenevieve Valdivia, Gwen Liu, Iliana Farrell, Julianna Zouiden, Jasmine LoSapio-Morgan, Abby Bailey, and Ashley Anderson.
Pleasant Lea: Aubrey Shackelford, Olivia Sharp, Campbell Goode, Blaise Johnson, Veronica Dyer, Rai Angolo, and Emmitt Hasty.
Prairie View: (Due to Prairie View’s large size, two Super Citizen Awards are presented in each grade level each month). First set: Juan Chretien, Danica Jones, Luke Jordan, Madeline Hale, Morgan DelValle, Abbey Lewis, and Max Gregory. Second set: Hannah Knapp, Sloan Smith, Kylee Woodruff, Jocelyn Adams, Kali Melton, Emma Jenkins, and Lily Higgins.
Richardson: Iris Young, Jordan Jeter, Grant Studer, Aaron Little, Natalie Greenwood, Lathan Hansen, and Brooklyn Forrest.
Summit Pointe: Avery Ahlquist, Lucia Kennedy, Brylie Ellis, Jayle Whitebear, Ewan Lee, Bianca Landon,and Blake Wilson.
Sunset Valley: Jude Houseworth, Emerson Chaloux, Seine Basta, Isabel Murphy, Faith Nuffer, Garrett Hale, and Austin Gamble.
Trailridge: Raevyn Helton, Londyn Butemeier, Cooper Smith, Elise Kraenow, Destiny Hammett, Heath Hogan, Nathan Mahon.
Underwood: Chloe Stagford, Riley Melnicki, Sofia Schulze, Sarah Nastasio, Bradley Carter, Tia Rashaw, and Addi White.
Westview: Kate Carr, Kaylei Stahl-Winch, Tori Hicks, Trevor Knutson, Bethany Maloney, Danny Gage, and Daisy Magee.
Woodland: Hayden Mackie, Myra Bishop, Declan Higgins, Brayden Dowers, Marie Lunceford, Blake Shelton, Jackson Atkins.
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.