Jr./Sr. High School: On February 11, Dr. Bolen welcomed 17 student recipients to the RISE UP ceremony held in the high school library. It looked a little different this year, with only students and staff members present, while family members were invited via zoom. All the families listened in as their children accepted certificates for being recognized as role models for exceptional moral character. The “RISE UP” acronym symbolizes many core values to be recognized: Respect, Integrity, Service, Empathy, and being an UPstander. The goal is to help promote a positive school environment essential to the healthy development of young adults, and to recognize role models. Principal, Dr. Jim Bolen, started the official launch of RISE UP during the week of January 25, 2021 sharing, “The purpose of RISE Up is to provide a common language that captures who we are as a school community and the traits we most value.” The students are unaware of who nominated them for the award until their teacher stepped forward to share heartfelt stories and moments of why they nominated them. Congratulations to all the students for doing the right thing when no one is watching!
Students Recipients: Amy Attalienti. Annabelle Bryant. Scarlett Cassidy. Caroline Coyne. Brett Drakos. Kylie Drakos. Sophia Getzoni. Carsen Kirchner. Blake Lipman. Sarah Lynch, Andrew Mazzei, Katherine McGee, Madeline Murray, Owen Neri, Angelina Pavlakis, Woodford Pollach, and Caleigh Tozer.