September Character Kids named
Purdy Elementary Principal Jeff Swadley has announced character education medal winners for September. Purdy's kindergarten through fourth grade teachers, in partnership with elementary counselor Gary Jurgensen, teach a different character trait each month. At the end of the month, each grade level nominates three students who best exemplify the trait presented. These students receive character medals from Swadley. In September, students focused on cooperation. Pictured above in the front row, from left, are: Ethan Thao, Zoey Merritt, Courtney Patterson, Marlene Villa and Hilary Yang. Second row: Teagan Manwarren, Ryan Mitchell, Matthew Cornelius, Riley Rup and Simon Walker Back row: Principal Jeff Swadley, Dylan Justus, Libby Roden, Jazmine Paxtor and counselor Gary Jurgensen.