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DeltaARTS, WM Rotary Club recognize stellar students

DeltaARTS, WM Rotary Club recognize stellar students


DeltaARTS, WM Rotary Club recognize stellar students

Special ceremony held at Schoettle Center

WM School District The West Memphis Rotary Club recently had its firstannual Student 4-Way Test Awards event at the the DeltaARTS Glen P.

Schoettle Arts Education Center.

One student from each West Memphis school was honored for emodying and reflecting the ethical elements of the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Students selected included:

• James Perkins, sixthgrader at Richland Elementary. Perkins was selected because he possesses a heartfelt desire to give to others and has demonstrated maturity beyond his years.

• Emma Fraley, ninth-grader at West Junior High.

Fraley is committed to the enhancement of her school, participating in many school projects.

• Abigail Pahls, sixth-grader at St. Michael's Catholic School. Pahls was selected because of her thoughtfulness, generosity and kindhearted spirit.

• Dylan Michelle Dodd, sixth-grader at Bragg Elementary. Dodd was selected because she shows empathy toward others and is especially attentive to new students who come to Bragg.

• Bryce Waller, 11th-grader at West Memphis Christian School. Waller is great at problem solving and his motto is to stay calm in every situation.

• Atesia Gordon, ninthgrader at East Junior High. As a student office worker at East, Alesia understands the importance of first impressions and greets everyone with a smile and positive attitude.

• Laniya Brown, fourthgrader at Wonder Elementary. Brown received the STAR student award at her school and was the unanimous choice from the committee.

• Raven Hinton, senior at the Academies of West Memphis. Hinton is an excellent student, but more than that she goes above and beyond in seeking ways to serve others.

• Azariah Jones, fifth-grader at Maddux Elementary.

Jones was selected because she has distinguished herself as bright, inquisitive and energetic along with being a phenomenal team player and group worker.

• Nyan Ganus, sixth-grader at Faulk Elementary.

Positive and enthusiastic, Ganus is an ambassador for his school in so many ways and welcomes guests to the school as well as building friendships with new students.

• Da'Liya Anderson, sixthgrader at L.R. Jackson Elementary. Anderson has outstanding leadership characteristics, including integrity, authenticity and excellent communication skills.

• Gavin Knowlton, preschooler at Steudlein Learning Academy.

Knowlton walks through the doors each day with a smile on his face and a story to share.

• Steve Spencer, ninthgrader at Wonder Junior High. Spencer shows outstanding character and is well-mannered and polite.

• Jamar Hollins, third-grader at Weaver Elementary.

Hollins is called the 'turnaround kid' as he began the year with a less than happy attitude, but the staff at Weaver say his outlook is like night and day from the beginning of school to the present.

Photo by Billy Woods

By Billy Woods

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