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PCES recognizes March HEROs

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GUILFORD — More than 20 students in the younger grades at Piscataquis Community Elementary School are now HEROs for their outstanding conduct during the month of March. The HERO honorees were recognized with the presentation of certificates during an elementary-wide morning meeting on Thursday, April 4.

“I have some HERO awards to give out,” Assistant Principal Jessica Dunton said to the student body gathered in the gymnasium at the start of the day. “Today our HEROs are honest, are putting in a lot of effort every day and also are being respectful to others.”

Piscataquis Community Elementary School Guilford

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
HEROS OF PCES — Over 20 HERO honorees in kindergarten through grade 4 at Piscataquis Community Elementary School in Guilford were recognized during the April 4 morning meeting. Students are selected for exhibiting honesty, effort, respect or responsibility and/or showing concern and caring for others. March HEROs are front, from left, Maeve Schnurr, Peyton Bagley, Jim Paul Espinosa, Jasper Jones, Axel Lowe, Nevaeh Royal, Bradley Thomas, Gabriel Royal, Donavan Vautier, Ally Long and Nina Espinosa. Back, Bella Tarsook, Sofia Gillespie, Keegan Brown, Lilly Burgess, Karmon Libera, Conrad Rollins, Jacob Cipullo, Kaelyn Dunnell, Viviana Long and Kylee Trafton.

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). Several HERO students can be chosen per grade by the teachers.

Dunton called each HERO honoree down from the bleachers to receive their certificates and be recognized by the audience. “You guys are also happy HEROs,” she said as some of the students ran up to her and back to their seats. Dunton also pointed out several pairs of siblings are among the March HEROs.

The latest HERO recipients are kindergarten: Jim Paul Espinosa, Jasper Jones, Axel Lowe and Gabriel Royal; grade 1: Peyton Bagley, Nina Espinosa, Maeve Schnurr and Bradley Thomas; grade 2: Keegan Brown, Sofia Gillespie, Ally Long, Bella Tarsook and Donavan Vautier; grade 3: Kylee Farnham and Nevaeh Royal; grade 4: Lilly Burgess, Jacob Cipullo, Kaelyn Dunnell, Karmon Libera, Viviana Long and Conrad Rollins.

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