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 endeavoring to show 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.
October recipients included:
Kindergarten -- Samantha Fraley, Hazel Henry, Caylee McCleland, Ryker O'Connell, Daniel Robinson and Anja Ullmann.
First grade -- David Duncan, Alyssa Lovelace, Colter Scriver and Wyatt Thompson.
Second grade -- None.
Third grade -- Malachi Barnes, Ethan Jardon and Raney Moore.
Fourth grade -- Landon Brown, Tucker Houseweart, Wyatt Kendall, Hayden Moreno and Sasha Taylor.
Fifth grade -- Tia Moore.
Sixth grade -- Tel Bullard, Mikenna Carpenter, Matilda McDaniel, Parker Pene, Emily Strong and Alexis Yanish.
Seventh grade -- Tristan Andregg, Jaden Borgman, Robert Cochran and Kenny Drbohlav.
Eighth grade -- Phillip Barnes, Autumn Luginbyhl, Evan Mattison, J.D. Miller, Jerome Reed, Justin Schultz, Jason Strong and Sydnie West.