New Horizons Elementary School students recently gathered for an assembly to “Celebrate Citizenship,” working together to make our community a better place to live, work, play and learn.
Students were recognized for all they do in various clubs to enhance the school and community. Green Club sponsor Katie Neathery praised students for recycling at school.
After Care Director Jeremy Kirk spoke about picking up trash to beautify the school. He thanked students for participating in Caps of Love, a project in which plastic lids were collected, mailed in and used to purchase 31 wheelchairs for needy children.
Guidance Counselor Lynne Bray inspired students to donate their time and resources to help others. A special presentation was made to Sugar Machinery Engineering, the Hernandez family and the Serra family for the donations they have made to the school.
Also, 10 fifth-grade students were presented Character Counts plaques for consistently demonstrating character.
ABOVE: Character Counts recipients (front row) Jose Rosa-Perez, Iliana Saenz, Macie Dietz, Aileen Aguirre and Hannah Hartke; (back row) Mark Anthony Delva, Franceska Point-Du-Jour, Mikala Douglas-Eickhoff, Arianna Beckham and Ryan Singer.