I had the opportunity on Tuesday, March 8 to attend the Renaissance Personal Best Awards Breakfast at Central High School in Grand Forks. Students are chosen by staff for this award based on the following criteria:
Demonstrating good school spirit
Doing their best in class and displaying a positive attitude
Consistentently submitting their homework on time
Lending a helping hand to classmates or self
Displaying enthusiasm for school and school work
Participating in additional activities that go beyond the regular classroom requirements
We enjoyed a breakfast of rolls and fruit provided by Super One Foods and milk and juice courtesy of Land of Lakes. Central Principal Buck Kasowski gave the welcome and introduced Kyle Ellingson, Activities Director/Renaissance Coordinator. Mr. Ellingson gave a brief explanation of the program and introduced guest speaker Greg Lotysz, former NFL and UND football player. After Mr. Lotysz’s speech, assistant principals Kris Arason and Jon Strandell presented each student with a certificate. Entertainment was provided by Central Music Ensembles with Christine Aleshire, Conductor.
Parents of the award recipients were also invited to the breakfast. I was very happy to attend, since my son Carl was one of the award recipients. I am very proud of him.
Congratulations to all of the Central Personal Best Award recipients!
This event is part of the district wide Grand Forks Public Schools Character Education program.
Here is an article by a student from Central High School in Grand Forks. KimBerly Clark, Marketing & DECA teacher, submitted it for the Grand Forks Herald and I thought what a great item to feature on this blog. Thank you KimBerly for sending it!
By: Ryan Englund, Grand Forks Central Student
The Grand Forks Central DECA chapter and the local Finish Line store are working together to help with project Haiti recovery. Now, through March 23, they will be collecting new and gently used shoes that will be shipped to Haiti for the thousands of people that are desperately in need of basic life necessities including proper foot wear. You can drop off your new and gently used shoes at the local Finish Line store in Columbia Mall or the main entrance and school store at Central High School. It’s all part of a nationwide effort to help the people Haiti. With all the rubble, concrete and dirt the Haitians are more susceptible to cuts and infections. By collecting shoes, we will be able to make life easier for the Haitians. So check out the clearance racks, end of season sales and even deep in your closet for those gently used shoes and do your part in helping GFC DECA and Finish Line help Haiti. For more information call 787-2861 or email: email@example.com