Receive Lions Club GOOD Award
The Lion’s Club GOOD Awards were presented May 5 at Karaffa Elementary School. The GOOD Award was created by Ron Derry with the belief that more emphasis should be placed on student behaviors within the school environment. He created a list of 10 behaviors, which he thought would enable students to become GOOD citizens and became the criteria for the award. They include attending school regularly; completing homework assignments on time; displaying neatness and accuracy with all written work; showing preparation for all announced tests; displaying interest in learning through means of appropriate questions; being a good listener in class; showing respect for administrators, teachers and school personnel; doing his or her part to see the classroom is conducive to a good learning environment; displaying acts of good citizenship on a daily basis; and showing an act of caring toward another person in a difficult situation. Teachers at Karaffa Elementary School were asked to select one pupils in their third-, fourth-, or fifth-grade class who best exemplified these behaviors. Pupils who had previously won the GOOD award were not eligible to receive it again. Recipients were third-graders Gracee Rex, Kendra Board and Lola Stewart; fourth-graders Ava Watkins, Russ Dickinson and Lani Filby; and fifth-graders Haley Rudder, Josey Prayso and Gavin Blake. Toronto Lions Club members Ellsworth Graham, keynote speaker Bob Woodside, Jim Coffey, Dick Carter, Bill Rebres, Fred Burns and Chris Dopp, principal, participated in the awards ceremony. Dopp congratulated the students and their parents and thanked the Lions Club for its sponsorship of the program. Shown are, first row, from left, Gracee Rex, Kendra Board, Haley Rudder and Josey Prayso; second row, Gavin Blake, Russ Dickinson, Lani Filby, Ava Watkins and Lola Stewart; third row, Ellsworth Graham, Bill Rebres, Bob Woodside and Jim Coffey; and fourth row, Chris Dopp, Fred Burns and Dick Carter.