Character Counts Assembly At New Horizons

New Horizons Elementary School recently celebrated good character. A school-wide assembly was held to spotlight good character.

Students were encouraged to show citizenship by working together to make the community better. Debbie Evans from the Wellington Tree Board encouraged students to plant trees. Music teacher Veronica Dillingham led students in singing “Let’s Save the Earth Tree by Tree.”

Guidance Counselor Lynne Bray inspired students to recycle and pick up trash. Participants from various service clubs, including Student Council, Green Club, Teachers of Tomorrow, Ambassadors, Music Club, Flamenco Dancer, Safety Patrols and Yearbook, were awarded “citizenship” certificates for making the school a better place to learn.

Students nominated by their teachers for displaying each of the character traits received plaques provided by Edco.

Award winners included: Christina Hermida and Tyler Miller for caring, Leah Robbins for trustworthiness, Bruno Neira for respect, Marleny Pineda for kindness, Sasha Vargas for responsibility, Jarom Gordon for tolerance, Gabrielle Ciceron for fairness, Matthew Shannon for citizenship and Jake Penta for friendship. Fifth-grader Kathryn Stepp was named as the New Horizons nominee to receive a district character counts award.

ABOVE: Debbie Evans and Lynne Bray with character counts recipients and their parents.