The West Plains Chapter has made some big strides with character education in a short amount time. They became an official PACE chapter in January, and on May 1, they honored 14 students and their families at the West Plains Chamber May Membership Breakfast for “Youth Leadership on the West Plains.” The event was held on the Eastern Washington University (EWU) campus.
One student from each school in Cheney and Medical Lake School Districts was honored at the West Plains PACE Award Ceremony for best exemplifying one of the PACE character traits.
Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, president of EWU, introduced and congratulated each student along with the West Plains PACE Coordinator Jessica Deutsch.
2014 West Plains PACE Awards Recipients
Home Works student Noah Jackson, Snowdon student Jaela Thornburg, Three Springs High School’s Kirstin Baka, Cheney High School student Matt Riddle, and Kirsten Gilbert, Hallett Elementary School were honored for their “Responsibility.” Abby Jenkins from Windsor Elementary, Marion Mager-Reeser from Salnave Elementary and Tawnie Bremer from Medical Lake Middle School received awards for “Citizenship,” while Betz Elementary student Tyler Johnson and Michael Anderson Elementary student Jason Pillard were honored for “Caring.” The “Integrity” award went to Kodeyak LaMar from Sunset Elementary School. Gabe Ameny from Cheney Middle School and Jacob Dingfield from Medical Lake High School best exemplified “Trustworthiness,” and Westwood Middle School student Emily Darvis displayed “Diligence.”