Volney students display citizenship, have visitors


Outstanding character, duty, behavior and obligations afforded several Volney Elementary School students the opportunity to be recognized as classroom models because they displayed citizenship throughout the month of June.
 
Recipients of the school’s Classroom Role Model honor proved by their actions that one person can make a difference in the classroom and in the community. For their efforts, Principal Todd Terpening presented them with a Principal’s Award during a recent school assembly.
 
Classroom role models for the month of June are: Eli Timmerman, Tessa Morey, Mac Morey, Devin Catalone, Kenzlee Parry, Ryder Congdon, Braedon Prock, Jose Vosseller, Kane Morey, Owen Gilbert, Kody Doran, Caleb Clark, Noah Stock, Calie Shepard, Evelyn Rupert, Danielle Boyce, Tyler Osborne, Nasir Noel, Nick Shaw and Shayla Sykes.
 
Also recognized were students who made great strides in accomplishing an academic or social achievement. Awardees who received the school’s “On a Roll” certificates are: Antonio Bucci, Cody Smart, Liersten Parkhurst, Chris Guernsey, Jake Bouchard, Ben Barth, Corey Seymour, Trinity Hughes, Evan Calkins, Emily Detor, Cody Maynard, Nathaniel Osborne, Jacob Crandall, Kaleb Wise, Alekzander Roberts, Jaya Whitehead, Tyler Budd, Anna Lund, Tristan Graham, Iz Moxley and Cameron Shutts.
 
Volney students and staff members were also treated to guest appearances from Assemblyman Will Barclay and his father, former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador H. Douglas Barclay, who spoke about how the youngsters could be good citizens at school, home and in the community. In a debate-style set-up, the pair answered questions from sixth-graders about what being a good citizen looks like, their first act of citizenship, important skills of elected officials, why so few people vote and who inspired them to be good citizens.