Hotchkiss K-8 strives to develop citizens through GRIT -- growth, resiliency, integrity and tenacity. Students who demonstrate these traits academically, socially or emotionally are recognized as GRIT Blazing Bulldogs.
"We are so proud of all our HK-8 students for continuously showing their GRIT," said principal Carrie Yantzer.
The award is not grade based, but is based on the character traits that are aligned with the Hotchkiss K-8 vision/mission. Nominations are made by the teachers, who also have an eye out for Hotchkiss Pride and the Power of 3/Bulldog Bark.
Students will have their picture posted in the hallway and in the DCI. They will be treated to lunch by Horace Mann and will receive ice cream coupons for Taco Hut and certificates from Bananas Fun Park. They are also presented with a certificate and the nomination form.
January Blazing Bulldogs include:
Kindergarten -- Remyk Barnett, Dani Becker, Maddison Long and Ashton Whitescarver.
First grade -- Caleb Garcia, Sophia Jacquez, Colby Todd and Alex Zerr.
Third grade -- Mitchell Finlayson, Lance McCollum, Loryn Thompson and Cheyanne Tomaske.
Fourth grade -- Josh Bryant, Karston Hebertson, CeCe Houseweart, Piper Smith, Aizlyn Sommer and Bella Sparks.
Fifth grade -- Acacia Compher, Lilly Jardon, Maeiah Scriver and Lexi Todd.
Sixth grade -- Kayla Allred, Pablo Camacho, Kaydin Hebertson and Lottie Hollembeak.
Seventh grade -- Carson Beck.
Eighth grade -- Joseph Burris and Jason Strong.