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.
March recipients included:
Kindergarten -- Julian Campos, Kevin Monroy and Timmy Patrick.
First grade -- None.
Second grade -- Braeden Flores and William Wrich.
Third grade -- Jesalynn Borgman, Kayli Dagnan, Gabe Garcia, Charlie Miller, Emma Reed and Jenaya Tracy.
Fourth grade -- Jaris Elliott, Damon Gilmore, Liam McCollum, Myea Morales, Hunter Moreno, Kaylynn O'Connell, Hunter Thompson and Cali Ware.
Fifth grade -- Yandel Guereque.
Sixth grade -- Bailey Miller.
Seventh grade -- Joslyn Carpenter, Kaleb Carr, Kenny Drbohlav, Traycer Hall, Kade Harward, Electra Lovato, Kaleb Lovelace, Ellie Lowe, Rhannon Madrid, Hannah Pinner, Tawny Roberts, Isabella Spano and Regan Todd.
Eighth grade -- Phillip Barnes, Hunter Bryant, Jaycie Duncan, Ethan Guy, Dana Keil, Malykai Klaseen, J.D. Miller, Grey Neal and Jace Peebles.