Elementary student winners of the February 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: Lydia Goforth, Tyler Niemeyer, Micah Murlatt, Lauren Henry, Jeremy Moore, Haleigh Giles and Fred Overton.
Greenwood: Jayden Bolton, Conor Lueck, Ayden Scherieble, Maddie McCambridge, Aleah Jakobe, Alexis Greeff and Rio Bingley.
Hawthorn Hill: Jude Guin, Hayley Hume, Skylar Brennan, Cole Warder, Jada Graves, Miya Robinson and Cameron Williams.
Hazel Grove: George Wisniewski, Griffin Nall, Tye Greer, Madison Wilson, Kelly Connolly, Leigha Easterwood and Haylee Crawford.
Highland Park: Amichah Alvarez, Kaden Duong, Steven Liu, Ashley Boinski, Kyle McMillan, Molly Davis and Jakob Carter.
Longview Farm: Hannah Borgstadt, Eleri Tye, Molly Brown, Melissa Overton, Grant Weiner, Drew Leon and Megan Robinson.
Lee’s Summit: Vivyan Oliver, Emmalee Johnson, Etta Johnson, Alyssa Williams, Liz Humphreys, Triston Abrams and Jaden Brown.
Meadow Lane: Jackson Nguyen-Phung, Taylor Yartz, Morgan Jegen, Elijah Rydberg, Kayla Brigman, Terry Allen and Jared Chase.
Pleasant Lea: Luis Barraza, Emily Mickelson, Morgan Cross, Brycen LaRue, Makayla Phillips, Jacob Manning and Alexis Oliver.
Prairie View: (Due to Prairie View’s large size, two Super Citizen Awards are presented in each grade level each month). First set: Henry Wood, Gunner Albin, Will Lewis, Jadyn Hanners, Julianna Stramara, Brooklynn Bullard and Corey Spann. Second set: Taylor Andrade, Diego Rios-Rojo, Kendra Dodriguez, Tanner Ward, Mohamed Haji, Collin Gray and Jake Knight.
Richardson: Xander Meitzen, Ezinne Chinedum, Brady Stoecklein, Jesse Elliott, Tyler Peters, Jake Johnson and Jordan Davenport.
Summit Pointe: Kylah Boyer, Cameron Ferguson, Luke Furnell, Kegan Holler, Sarah Breedlove, Morgan Frey and Faythe Wolfe.
Sunset Valley: Brayden Warner, Samantha Massood, Carley Smith, Jackson Edwards, Bre Magnuson, Tyler Hoffman and Destini Blair.
Trailridge: Hailey Hammett, Hannah Roberts, Quinn Hannen, Aden-Jay Baker, Jordan Brown, Tanner Alexander and Madelynn Kelderman.
Underwood: Mackenzie Antle, Grant Enyeart, Ben Luna, Cierra Harrison, Mikayla Matthews, Andy Medrano and Holly Porch.
Westview: Ariana Jones, Samantha Griswold, Christian Gurski, Antonio Norman, Marshal Melius, Isabelle Cooley and Haley Galloway.
Woodland: Katie McKay, Braylon Buckman, George Andrews, Alec Williams, Aidan Kelly, Katie Hagerman and Isaiah Cherry.
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.