CHARACTERSHIP AWARDS — Among students in grades 5-12 who received awards for exemplary character from the Rome Character Initiative, in front row from left: Jacob Swavely, Raelyn Dole, Ellyza Minicozzi (Staley Upper Elementary School); Latrel Addison, Kaylee Gazzilli, Haylee Riegler (Strough Middle School). Standing, from left: Alona Szyper (Rome Catholic School); James Lee, Gary Millington, Emma Gilroy, Rachael Gratch (Rome Free Academy). Not in the photo were Ka Dil and Alexis Beckwith (New York State School for the Deaf); Marcus Myers (Rome Catholic); Pa Lae Wah (Staley); Tyler Lighthall (Strough).
Charactership awards presented to students in grades 5-12
Students in grades 5-12 from the Rome school district, Rome Catholic School and New York State School for the Deaf were presented with charactership awards by the Rome Character Initiative at the Board of Education meeting Thursday night.
Awardees included 16 students, who were selected by staff members at their schools for consistently displaying outstanding character virtues, said the Rome Character Initiative.
Awards for each student included a certificate, medallion, a $50 check, and a pin.
The Rome Character Initiative expressed appreciation for contributions from from local businesses, individuals and other professionals who annually donate money to support the charactership recognition.
Awards for students in grades K-4 were presented at the school board’s Feb. 16 meeting.