Recognizing positive student achievements has become a staple for the Bucyrus City School District. This month, twenty Bucyrus Elementary School students received commendations recognizing their involvement in different organizations and activities in the Bucyrus community during the regular meeting of the Bucyrus City School District Board of Education Sept. 17.
The students recognized were involved in different activities this past summer in the local 4-H program and the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival. Students involved in various 4-H programs invested more than 35 hours of time in the Bucyrus community and chose to donate more than $500 to local Bucyrus and Crawford County organizations.
"The easy thing for students to do during the summer is relax, have fun and take time off from being involved in their community," Elementary School Associate Principal Timothy Souder said. "We are extremely proud of these students for investing their time and talents to help make the Bucyrus community a better place for everyone."
Students receiving commendations during the meeting included: Andrew Ashley, Jenna Ashley, AnneMarie Covey, Zachary Cox, Grace Jackson, Aubrie Kimmel, Madalyn Kimmel, Trinity Pelfrey, Hannah Scott, Ellie Spitler, Gauge Sugden, Kamron Thompson, Emma Tyrrell, Gavin Tyrrell, Madison Tyrrell, Kaden Vaughn, Gina Griffith, Madison Kent, Isabella Stang, and Haylee Stratton.
"The 4-H program is such an awesome program and not many people know about it, or they think it is just for 'country kids'," 4-H representative Sandy Fankhauser said. "Our city club has almost 50 kids who live in the city, and they work hard on their projects and community service, so any recognition they receive is well deserved."
"I want to personally commend each of these students, and their families, for giving of their time and talents to our Bucyrus community," Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. "Remember the names of these twenty students because, through their personal commitments and sacrifices, they have shown that they are the future leaders of our community."