Students of month are announced

Students of the Month for August at Beverly-Center Elementary School have been announced:

Kindergarten: Madison McKown. First Grade: Katie Coleman and Cadence Waller. Second Grade: Alyssa Duskey and Brandon Dye. Third Grade: Nava McKown. Fourth Grade: Catie Sleek and Hannah Offenberger. Fifth grade: Jonathon Garvin and Lexie Huck. Sixth Grade: C.J. Crum.

Students are chosen for Student of the Month honors based on showing the characteristics of Cadet Pride, character, attitude, determination, effort, team work, pride, respect, integrity, dependability and encouragement. Students were honored at a pizza party sponsored by B&W Pharmacy and Domino’s Pizza.

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Students at Beverly-Center will be collecting pennies or loose change during September to support cancer care during their annual “Coins for Cancers” drive. This year, the class collecting the most money gets to celebrate their win by giving their teacher a pie in the face.

During September, students are encouraged to bring their pennies and change to drop into their classroom collection bucket. The coins will be collected daily until Sept. 27. The money will be counted that day, with the winning teacher being announced.

If you know a student attending Beverly-Center, just pass your spare change along to them so it can be taken to school and counted. All coins and dollar bills will be accepted. Donate to help support a patient’s cancer care and cancer research.

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Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.