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Good Samaritans

The Good Samaritan honor is for exceptional display of Christ-like character toward others.

Ava Seidel
"For the month of March, as our elementary Good Samaritan, I would like to honor Ava Seidel from 2nd Grade.  Mrs. Kimberlin told me that she held the door for an entire class without being asked. In addition, every morning, before school, Ava does a wonderful job helping me set things out to prepare for school.  Recently, when I thanked Ava for her good deeds, and told her she had earned a clip up, she replied, "Thank you, but I don't do things to get a clip up.  I do them for God."  :)  Ava has a wonderful heart for serving God and serving others.  She aims to please Christ with her words, deeds, and actions.  She sets a great example for her classmates on a daily basis."
-Mrs. White
Thomas Michals
"I'd like to nominate Thomas Michals for his help in moving my tables to the church format after school on Monday. He did so without question & with a smile on his face. Thanks, Thomas!"
-Miss Hall
Ethan & Kaden Autry, Bryce & Bradley Byers 
"The Autry and Byers boys helped Mrs. Durand set up tables and chairs for Celebrate Recovery. Her regular helper had cancelled because of medical issues. She said, God provides...He always does!"
-Mrs. Byers
Ryan Keller
"I would like to nominate Ryan Keller for Good Samaritan.  Each day before lunch, when I see him, he will either stand at the top of the stairs or the bottom of the stairs and hold the door open.  He is very polite and always holds the door for his classmates and anyone else he sees."
-Ms. Glassey
Colin Spelman
"Sweet Colin in 3rd Grade saw me spill papers in the hall and came to help me pick them up. I would like to nominate him for Good Samaritan  Miss Lods confirmed that he is that kind often."
-Mrs. Schell
Grace Turcotte
"I nominate Grace Turcotte for Good Samaritan.  Grace always has a smile and a cheerful greeting.  Grace has shown the characteristics of a Good Samaritan all year, but the best example of this is one day at lunch when she physically took a broom out of my hand during lunch clean-up.  She told me she knew I had other things to do, and she really wanted to finish.  This is the behavior and demeanor of a true Christ-like, Good Samaritan.  
Thank you Grace.  You’re a blessing to many. "
Mrs. Neathamer
Hunter Martin
"Hunter Martin amazed me with his choice to visit Bob Chapman when we first found out he was seriously ill.  He took it upon himself to visit Bob, took Bob to a welding company to finish off an outside cone holder for the school, and upon returning to Bob's house spent a few hours visiting with him.  Bob was overwhelmed with the kind gesture.  Hunter understood the need, embraced a solution he could affect, and took the time to carry it out.  All of it was done on Hunter's time rather than taking time away from school.  He demonstrated exactly what God expects of each of us who identify with him."
-Mr. Nast
Logan Martin, Zedekai Martin, Reece Rollins, and Kolten Spirl
The fifth grade boys have selected not to have nut products in their lunches so they can sit with the classmate who cannot eat nut foods.  This means no peanut butter sandwiches, no nut bars, no nuts at lunch.  Clearly, from the first week of school, it has been important to them (and their parents), that a classmate wouldn't sit alone during any lunch.  I believe I have observed every boy, every day, sitting at the nut free table, even though they didn't have to.  What a way to demonstrate care for someone in a most tangible way!"
-Miss Chapman
Braden Shiposh
"Braden was a safety patroller last month, who also went out of his way to help a 2nd grade student.   This student was set to get into his car, but realized he had forgotten something in this classroom.  Mrs. White would have had to leave her class to walk him inside, but Braden just volunteered to take the 2nd grader to his room to get the item.  Mrs. White was relieved from having to figure out how to have someone else watch her class because Braden helped her.  Way to go!"
-Miss Chapman
Sarah, Ben, Tim, Grace & Faith Sullivan & Ryan Keller
"I would like to nominate the Sullivan kids and Ryan Keller for Good Samaritans.  They spent many hours this summer assisting with the move not just from Whitmore Lake but back and forth many times from Lindbom to the Naz and back again.  Not only did they show up to assist their parents and anyone else there, they did it with such great attitudes.  They were always kind to each other throughout the days.  I never saw any whining, complaining, etc. even from the littlest Sullivan, Faith, because her brothers and sisters always made sure someone was taking care of her.  Sarah has even developed excellent trailer backing-up skills that I envy.  
Ryan and his grandpa showed up with the truck and lifted and transported many heavy items up and down to set up the rooms.  He never stopped working until the last box was unpacked and no one ever had to remind him to get back to work- it was more like we had to remind him to take a break.
-Mrs. MacKinnon