Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The power of student voice

Today our school community had the pleasure of seeing the positive power students have.

Several BC students nominated one of their teachers for the KCRG A+ for Education award.  As Kai O'Mara shared this morning, our teacher winner had the most votes of any teacher for this award this year.  This was all part of our students collaborating and making this happen and our teachers making a difference in the lives of our students so they want to make an impact on the lives of others.   

There are so many things I could say about our Benton Community student body, but the one thing that comes to mind consistently is we have "great students and great families" to work for and with!

Congrats to Jeff ZittergruenKCRG A+ for Education winner and a huge thank you to our students for caring to make a difference!  Below are a few pictures from the presentation.

Photos from Gary Zittergruen

We have also have a student being recognized as a finalist in the KCRG Student of the Month.  

Carl Gerhold IV

18-year-old Carl Gerhold IV is a senior at Benton Community High School. He is active in our FFA Chapter and serves as the president.  He also is part of the Atkins Watermelon Days, where he co-chairs the Food Committee.  He is also working towards completing his CNA through BC's joint program with Kirkwood Community College.  He also volunteers to help his neighbors by mowing their lawns.

Both of these young men reinforce to me the power we all have to make a difference in the lives of others by doing what is right and not always what is easy.  Thank you to Jeff and Carl for making a difference.

We also have a student athlete up for KCRG's Athlete of the week.  Patrick Michael had 9 goals and 3 assists in 2 soccer games.  Vote here for him.

Picture sources:  http://www.communitynewspapergroup.com/vinton_newspapers/sports/mount-vernon-upsets-no-benton-community/article_881735ca-00b4-11e6-9a20-fb09e9d99020.html

As always -- it's a great day to be a Bobcat!

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