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Colton Collier was nominated by his English teacher, Mrs. Jessica Show because he returned a wallet containing cash that was left in her classroom. “Colton is always kind and courteous to those around him taking time to show the upmost respect to his teachers and peers alike,” said Shaw.
Sydney McCord was nominated by her chemistry teacher, Mr. John Hannon. Sydney turned in a cell phone, but he did not nominate her because he was proud of her for doing so: he nominated her because he wasn't proud - it was a non-event because, with Sydney, that type of thing is the norm...the expected. “There are not many opportunities for a student to display ethics within the confines of a class, but ethics and character are not mutually exclusive, and Sydney displays her character every single day,” said Hannon. “I am also nominating Sydney in regards to her school work. She is involved in several activities that often take her away from class. She is always diligent in checking on assignments and what she missed in class. She has even told me that she can miss the activity if it would be more important for her to be in class on a particular day.....this is character and integrity.”
Both students, who are juniors, were given $100 and awarded plaques to honor their good deeds.