Local Students of Charcater pose with their awards. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

Local Students of Charcater pose with their awards. Photo courtesy of Leann Northway

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 for being selected as the Student of Character.

• Edgerton Elementary – Hunter Brown – 4th
• Gardner Elementary – Elaina Herman – 2nd
• Grand Star Elementary – Alexa Oatman – 4th
• Madison Elementary – Jaeden Lawson – 3rd
• Moonlight Elementary – Elizabeth Westerman – 4th
• Nike Elementary – Marisa Wise – 4th
• Sunflower Elementary – Brooklyn Struble – 4th
• Pioneer Ridge Middle School – Brooks Langrehr – 7th
• Trail Ridge Middle School – Aaron Croos – 7th
• Wheatridge Middle School – Jackson Holle – 6th
• GEHSl – Megan Wetherington – 11th
• GEHS – Emily Worth – 12th