Keith Valley Middle School Celebrates November's Pacesetters
HORSHAM – Keith Valley Middle School is proud to announce the individuals who have been named Pacesetters for November.
Teachers select students from each team in the school to be nominated every month. November’s sixth-grader winners are: Kira Golub, Andrew Hurrell, Julia Kesack, Leigh McKay, William Selgrath and Kole Smith. Seventh-grade winners are: Ryan Bell, Sarah Boehm, Vincent Cerminara, Michael Drennen, Alyssa Fread, Cassidy Hogan and Amraan Khokhar. Eighth-grade winners are: Travis Blood, Kyle Hinks, Veronica Lynch, Timothy McPoyle, Victoria Rapak and Daniella Slowik.
Students are selected based on the ways in which they demonstrate character, honesty, tolerance, understanding, responsibility, manners and academic achievement. While there are no set criteria for selecting the winners, in general, students who are chosen help to promote a positive school environment.
Students are notified they have been selected when they are called down to the school lobby and are congratulated by teachers and administrators. Also there to greet the honorees are past award winners. These individuals pass along the Pacesetters lapel pin they received to the new recipients.
Students receive two invitations to the Pacesetters breakfast, which they can use to invite parents and teachers to accompany them to the morning celebration. Students are presented with certificates at that time. In addition to these accolades, the school honors Pacesetters through photos posted on bulletin boards, announcements made on KVTV and special messages on the districtwide cable channel, HHTV. Finally, staff members are notified of which individuals were named Pacesetters and are asked to congratulate the students when they see them.
“We are extremely proud of these outstanding students who were selected in November to be our Pacesetters. They are all positive role models for their peers and we are pleased to celebrate their accomplishments,” Assistant Principal Sarah Stout said. “We hope that by honoring these individuals who demonstrate outstanding behavior and positive attitudes in our school, we will encourage other students to follow in their footsteps.”