The above students and teacher were chosen for the 1st Quarter Bulldogs LEAD program (left to right): Rylee Sybert, High School; Karsyn Garmatter, Middle School; Beth Fruchey, Teacher; Annabelle Horstman, Elementary
The above students and teacher were chosen for the 1st Quarter Bulldogs LEAD program (left to right): Rylee Sybert, High School; Karsyn Garmatter, Middle School; Beth Fruchey, Teacher; Annabelle Horstman, Elementary

COLUMBUS GROVE — This school year, Columbus Grove School introduced a new program called Bulldogs LEAD - a K-12 school wide character campaign. Each quarter will focus on a different character trait and a life skill. Teachers at the school then nominate students and co-workers who display the character trait.

One student from elementary, middle, and high school, along with a teacher will be chosen each quarter and receive a Bulldogs LEAD t-shirt. At the end of the year all individuals that have been recognized will be invited to a luncheon.

1st Quarter “L” - Lead by Example - Leadership;

Life Skill: Show respect by shaking hands and looking people in the eye;

2nd Quarter “E” - Encourage Others - Empathy/Kindness;

Life Skill: Say please, thank you, and excuse me when it is appropriate;

3rd Quarter “A” - Achieve Goals - College/Career and Growth Mindset;

Life Skill: Turn in your homework every day and study for test;

4th Quarter “D” - Do the Right Thing - Service;

Life Skill: Always wear your school colors on Friday.

The following students and teacher were chosen for the 1st Quarter Bulldogs LEAD program:

Elementary Student - Annabelle Horstman;

Middle School Student - Karsyn Garmatter;

High School Student - Rylee Sybert;

Teacher - Beth Fruchey.

Congratulations and thank you to the students and teacher for demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities both in and out of the classroom.