Pictured from back left: Runge, Dr. Jason Jones, principal; Naveah Palascios, Payton Taylor, Harvey Herman and Abbey Bowen. Staff photo by Lynne Hermansen

Lynne Hermansen
Special to The Gardner News 
Sunflower Elementary presented their student leadership program to the school board May 3, 2022.
Melissa Runge, third grade teacher, said the focus of their program was leadership opportunities the students were experiencing and excelling in through student council, service projects and after-school projects that have had a huge impact. They were looking forward to more future leadership opportunities with a Buddy system and math tutoring.
The kids said their favorite things about the program were helping with library services, “everything”, getting to know their younger peers and the ability to plan stuff.