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 HK8 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.
September recipients included:
Kindergarten -- Aliza Beveridge, Gabe Gomez, Avery Flores and Jaidin Smith.
First grade -- Kelty Andregg and Kiera Stroh.
Second grade --none.
Third grade -- Jesa-lynn Borgman, Reyna Broadbent, Gabe Garcia and Payson Pene.
Fourth grade -- Tyler Carlquist, Elizabeth Galley, Destany Garverick, Isa Lindberg and Quintin Morlang.
Fifth grade -- Acacia Compher, Annika Knehs and Tia Moore.
Sixth grade -- Audren Borgman, Bailey Miller, Julia Pinon, Isaac Rung and Drayden Taylor.
Seventh grade -- Adair Ela, Ellieyana Lowe, Derek Sanchez, Kyra Stevens and Ava Taylor.
Eighth grade -- Phillip Barnes, Preston Davidovich, Brian Gonzalez, Gilly Knott and Rebeka Scheiderer.