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Students at HCA receive Terrific Kid Awards

October 22, 2018

Students at HCA receive Terrific Kid Awards

Character education and service to others is a daily component of Harrells Christian Academy campus life.  In keeping with that pursuit, HCA recognizes young learners who demonstrate kindness to others and practice inclusion and compassion among their peers.  On the morning of October 18th, eight students in Kindergarten through fifth grades received Terrific Kid Awards sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Clinton.  Long-time HCA supporter, Mrs. Becky Spell, proudly presented certificates to each student on behalf of the Kiwanis Club. Following the program, Mrs. Spell commented, “Teaching our children to honor God’s word and live by Jesus’ example of love and service will secure the foundation of Christian leadership that our forefathers put in place.”

Over the course of each nine-week grading period, the Lower School teachers carefully and prayerfully select a particular student from each class who exercises positive character traits such as thoughtfulness, responsibility, motivation, and respect.  The students who receive these awards always feel special, and their fellow classmates share in the joy of having one of their friends recognized, 4th grader Yoana Gore shared, “I was very happy and it felt good to see my friend be recognized. Once, when I dropped all of my books on the floor, Robert came and helped me pick them up, and that was very kind of him.”

The Terrific Kids Award ceremony was followed by a Jammin’ for Jesus chapel service in which two Middle School theatre arts groups and nine Lower School acts showcased their God-given talents and abilities.  Led by beloved music instructor Margo Bowker, the students sang, danced, performed puppetry, and even dazzled the audience with a magic show! “It was fun for me to see my Lower School friends again. I was not nervous or afraid to perform because God gave me courage,” stated 6th grader Linsey Peterson.

The next Terrific Kids program will take place on January 10th and will recognize students who stand out as being inquisitive and energetic.  In tandem with a rigorous academic experience, Harrells seeks to instill Christian character and a service-centered mindset in each student. The spirit of a Crusader lives on the inside but shines on the outside, and that is something to be celebrated.