Congratulations to fifth-grade students Cate Pangilinan and Clayton Spraggs for being honored at the Illinois Principals Association breakfast last week. Below are excerpts from the printed program:
When thinking of a well rounded student, Cate immediately comes to mind. Not only does Cate excel in academics, but she also participates in sports outside of school. She is an avid softball player, and balances school work with practice, games, and tournaments flawlessly. However, what I find to be most impressive, is the kindness she exhibits on a daily basis. Cate is always concerned with the way people are feeling. She continuously stands up for others and is always mindful of people’s feelings. Whenever faced with a challenge, Cate rises to the occasion. She perseveres and excels in everything she does. She is a wonderful leader, and all around student.
Clayton Spraggs is an outstanding leader. He leads by example and it is noticed amongst his peers at Elementary South. His work ethic is second to none. His hard work allows him to be successful in many aspects of his education. Clayton puts in the extra effort and it shows through his class work and his grades. But more importantly he displays a drive to learn new things and he pushes himself to achieve the highest levels he can. Clayton carries himself in a positive manner and always has a positive attitude that transfers to those around him. He does the right thing even when no one is watching, and is willing to stick up for students who may need a friend they can count on. His teachers look forward to seeing what Clayton will achieve in years to come.