Posted Date: 06/04/2021
Every year a handful of Royster students are selected for three school awards that recognize different characteristics, from good citizenship to good character and also the ability to overcome adversity. These students were recognized at the end-of-year assembly in front of their peers.
Presidential Achievement: open to eighth graders
Nominees are students who have faced great adversity and have risen above those roadblocks and demonstrated a positive attitude and a wonderful spirit. This award recognizes those young people who are amazing even when faced with struggles. Selected this year was Isaac Martin and Brooklyn Espe.
Nominees noted that Isaac puts a lot of effort into doing the right things and contributing in class despite some challenges. He takes time to assist teachers with computers and puts in extra time after school to keep up on assignments. In trying situations, Isaac will rise above and prove that he is the better person.
Brooklyn Espe has faced many personal struggles that others would never guess, if based on her attitude, work-ethic and charisma. She works hard at anything she does and her attitude and wonderful spirit shine through.
Citizenship: two eighth grade students
This award goes to two eighth graders who have demonstrated overall respect, are great all around people, or in other words, a top overall Best Royster Rocket.
Chosen for 2020-2021 were eighth graders Josiah Bates and Deja Colding.
Peacemaker: one student from each grade level
Teachers nominate one student from each grade who most exemplifies the traits of a peacemaker during the school year. A Peacemaker is someone who is kind to everyone, respectful to all, makes a great effort to include others and often goes above and beyond for community service projects.
These students receive $50 each (set aside by a donor) to award to a charity of their choice in their name and in that way continue their wonderful caring attitude of being a peacemaker to others.
Sixth grader Mason Greve who is respectful, intelligent, aware of others around him and who does a great job encouraging others to achieve greatness.
Seventh grader Ella Guernsey who leads by example and always uses her manners no matter the situation. She always tries to help others agree and works within groups to find a consensus when it comes to making decisions. She is thoughtful, kind and does a great job of encouraging others around her.
Eighth grader Josiah Bates has such an exuberance for life and fun that others can’t help but smile when they are around him. He does a great job of including others in his joy and making them feel comfortable with his humor and confidence.
Congratulations to these Royster students!