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Students treated to farm animals for achievements
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Morrison Elementary recently held a third-quarter Awards Day for its students. Those receiving awards were given a special visit with local farm life.
“The children who received awards were allowed to visit with farm animals and look over tractors as a special treat,” said Morrison School librarian Melody Woods. “They really enjoyed it.”
More than 40 students were presented with awards from their teachers for various activities, such as good behavior and attitude.
Receiving awards were Amber Gilley, Aaron Roach, Mark O’Connell, Gabi Monzon, Gabriel Ibarra, Madisen Shinabery, Tammy Crosley, Alanis Cripps, Heidy-Lin Teeters, Megan Moore, Rene Alvarez, Brandon Pantoja, Andy Sliger, Tyler Cerio, Clya Myers, Brianna Nunez, Hayley Lewis, Carley Hamilton, Paige Coppinger, Graylin Sliger, Becca Beaty, Ronaldo Martinez, Kyle Grandey, Mauro Mendoza, Sarah Badger, McKenzie Pinegar, Tyra Wright, Jaime Elam, Kelci Hastings, Hassie King, Mallory Scott, Eathan Valdivia, Nathan Steele, Kyler Sweeton, Megan Taylor, Odalys Ontiveros, Alexis Crouch, Justin Hold, Zoey Pomales, Cierra Staten and Katilyn Vickers.
Kyle Cannon, special education teacher for grades K-4, gave students a visit with newly hatched chickens.
“He brought the eggs into his classroom with an incubator,” said Woods. “The children in his classroom got to watch over them and see them hatch. He owns a farm and was able to do that for them.”
Warren County Future Farmers of America students attended the event with farm supplies, miniature equipment and rabbits. Ike Turner brought his antique tractor for the children to enjoy.
Despite living in a rural community, the day offered a first for some of the students.
“They had a wonderful time,” said Woods. “You would think children who living in a rural area would have seen farm animals before, but some of them haven’t. They really enjoyed it.”
Morrison Elementary offers awards every quarter for students who go above and beyond what’s expected of them. This ceremony ended with a Farm Day, while the last quarter winners received a visit from local emergency response personnel.