Each month Hotchkiss K-8 School recognizes outstanding effort from students in each grade in one of five categories — attendance, Community of Caring (citizenship), effort, accomplishments, or other. Teachers nominate the students. Each Blazing Bulldog is recognized at the school and in the Delta County Independent, given a coupon from Bananas Fun Park and a free ice cream cone from Taco Hut. Above are this month’s Blazing Bulldogs from the kindergarten through 2nd grade classes: kindergarteners Trentan Andregg, Micaylee Denison, Bryan Elizalde, Jade Husted, Noelle Lee, Hannah Morales, Kaylee Simpson and Lane Stroh; and second graders Carter Ballard and David Denison.From the third through fifth grade classes, this month’s Blazing Bulldogs are: third graders Pablo Camacho, Emily Davidovich, Karlie Egging, Gavin Finlayson, Sawyer Handy and Alaina Hardin; fourth graders Jaden Borgman, Connor Bronkan, Kaleb Carr, Casey Dagnan, Oliver Mendoza, Gracie Pham, Isabella Spano, Grace Trefren and Emma White; and fifth graders Joli Derby, Shay Glaser, J.D. Miller, Jerome Reed, Emily Rhodes, Jordyn Vanmeter and Zach Zeimer.From the sixth through eighth grade classes, this month’s Blazing Bulldogs are: sixth graders Landen Mayberry, Ashley Sanchez and Taylor West; seventh graders Daniella Baxter, Keaton Coe, Jordan Denison, MyKayla Helm, Eli Kirk, Dalton Raley and Keegan Simpson; and eighth graders Colten Chamberlain, Colton DeLuzio, Roggen Frick, Ryan Hafley, Logan Mayberry, Raul Mendoza and Samantha Prentice.