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.
February recipients include:
Kindergarten -- Destiny Johnston, Kaiden Neurock, Rebecca Emmons, Jordan Gonzalez, Ryker O'Connell and Stevie Johnson.
Third grade -- Kayli Dagnan, Veda Handy, Hannah Morales Rodriguez, Emily Morales Rodriguez and Kaylee Simpson.
Fourth grade -- Brailey Angelovich, Breanna Beall, Maddie Brezonick, Dylan Kasper, Liam McCollum, Wyatt McArtor, Nick Poutre and Eli Rung.
Fifth grade -- Sammi Beck and Trenton Lovelace.
Sixth grade -- Esthefany Alvarado, Bryon Becker, Emma Miller and Dakota Shelden.
Seventh grade -- Adair Ela and Damin Harrison.
Eighth grade -- Joli Derby and John Kincade
Staff -- Mr. Miller.