PCES recognizes January HEROs

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GUILFORD — More than a dozen students in the younger grades at Piscataquis Community Elementary School are now HEROs for their outstanding conduct during the month of January. The HERO honorees were recognized with the presentation of certificates during an elementary-wide morning meeting on Feb. 15.

PCES K-4 pupils earn recognition in honesty, effort, respect or responsibility, and/or others — showing concern and caring for others — and by doing so they get to be HEROs (the honor is an acronym for the criteria). Up to several HERO students are chosen per grade by the teachers.

With the student body gathered in the gymnasium to the start the day, Principal Anita Wright called each HERO honoree down from the bleachers to receive their certificates and be recognized by the audience.

Piscataquis Community Elementary School

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
HEROS OF PCES — Sixteen HERO honorees in kindergarten through grade 4 at Piscataquis Community Elementary School in Guilford were recognized during the Feb. 15 morning meeting. Students are selected for exhibiting honesty, effort, respect or responsibility, and/or showing concern and caring for others. HEROs are front, from left, Emilynn Brown, Auden Herrick, Samuel Richards, Sadie Bickmore, Lilah Davis, and Nya Hartford. Back, Brooklyn Milano, Haylee Marshall, Aiden Graves, Prudence Bridge, Breelyn Gaw, Allison Reed, Anna Folsom, Alexis Ames, Maeve Schnurr, and Kaleb Hammae.

Among the latest HERO recipients are kindergarten: Sadie Bickmore, Auden Herrick, and Samuel Richards; grade 1: Lilah Davis, Nya Hartford, Allison Reed, and Maeve Schnurr; grade 2: Alexis Ames, Emilynn Brown, Anna Folsom, and Kaleb Hammae; grade 3: Breelyn Gaw; and grade 4: Prudence Bridge, Aiden Graves, Haylee Marshall, and Brooklynn Milano.

Elementary families will have the opportunity to “Snuggle Up with a Book” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, Wright explained in her office after the HERO presentation.

“The parents come and the kids come in their PJs, and they come with their blankets and pillows and stuffed animals,” Wright said. “They spread out on the gym floor to read their books.”

She explained “Snuggle Up with a Book,” which was held last year, takes places shortly before Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. Wright said local resident Dyan McCarthy-Clark will read aloud to everyone concluding the evening.

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