62 F

Pictured are the Chieftain Leader award winners. Front row: Jade Smith, Harper Dappert, Cam Lones, Tilly Jervis, Israel Symmat, and Aylah Lump. Middle row:Hazel Mattfeld, Talia Stoltzfus, Zhi Powell, Paxton Baughman, Samantha Escandela Ochoa, Addisyn Smith, and Carter Bland Back row: Keyne Strickland, Hudson Gillig, Connor Wechta, Elizabeth Messer, Jimmy Elleman, R’meah Finch, Merida McCoy, Elijah Moore, and Penny Jeurissen. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Bellefontaine Elementary School recently held its final Chieftain Leader ceremony of the school year.

Students in grades K-2 were recognized for following the B-Block pledge every day.

The pledge is to be safe, be respectful, and be a learner.

Keyne Strickland from Small Nation presented each recipient with their award.

Following is a list of each award recipient (student, grade): Jade Smith – Kindergarten; Harper Dappert – Kindergarten; Cam Lones – Kindergarten; Tilly Jervis – Kindergarten; Israel Symmat – Kindergarten; Aylah Lump – Kindergarten; Hazel Mattfeld – 1st Grade; Talia Stoltzfus – 1st Grade; Zhi Powell – 1st Grade; Paxton Baughman – 1st Grade; Samantha Escandela Ochoa – 1st Grade; Addisyn Smith – 1st Grade; Carter Bland – 1st Grade Hudson Gillig – 2nd Grade; Connor Wechta – 2nd Grade; Elizabeth Messer – 2nd Grade; Jimmy Elleman – 2nd Grade; R’meah Finch – 2nd Grade; Merida McCoy – 2nd Grade; Elijah Moore – 2nd Grade; Penny Jeurissen – 2nd Grade.

Each student rang a bell after receiving their award. Each recipient also received a T-shirt.

The ceremony is held after each nine-week grading period.

It’s the sixth year for the program at BES.