February 7, 2016

USD 231 rewards Students of Character

USD 231 first quarter Students of Character pose with their awards. Front: Gunnar Kyle, Sydney Oyer, Kaylah Newman, Chase Eccles, and Quinlin Summers Back: Vereen Patel, Natalie Mullin, Brady Maguire, Tim Seymour. Submitted photo

Character education has long been a part of the Gardner Edgerton School District’s curriculum. The initiative strives to build a common set of values among students.
A different character trait is focused on each month and is emphasized in the activities and discussions that occur in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply the concepts on a daily basis.
Each quarter during the school year, a student from each school who demonstrates good character traits and goes above and beyond expectations in the classroom is selected.
Special recognition for these outstanding students is held once a quarter at a school board meeting.
THe following students were recognized on Sept. 26 for being selected as the Student of Character for the first quarter of 2011-12.
• Edgerton Elementary – Quinlin Summers, third grade
• Gardner Elementary – Chase Eccles, fouth grade
• Madison Elementary – Gunnar Kyle, kindergarten
• Moonlight Elementary – Kaylah Newman, second grade
• Nike Elementary – Sydney Oyer, third grade
• Sunflower Elementary – Veeren Patel, fouth grade
• Pioneer Ridge Middle School – Natalie Mullin, seventh grade
• Wheatridge Middle School – Brady Maguire, eighth grade
• Gardner Edgerton High School – Tim Seymour, 12th grade


  1. Perhaps the school board members such as Mr. Repshire could learn something from these students. And for all you who complain about only the negative, please comment on this page and congratulate these fine young people.

  2. wow, these kids are wonderful, fun-filled, welcoming students. they are very muture and they know how to be wonderful students! oh p.s. i am sydney oyer. i was on this picture!


  3. Congrats! I hope they keep up the good work!

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