Sixteen fifth grade students from Koch Elementary School were honored for their achievements in the classroom by receiving the President’s Award For Educational Excellence. They were recognized at the conclusion of the D.A.R.E. program Thursday, May 12, in the Koch School gymnasium.
To receive the award, students must have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade point average throughout the entire year and have advanced placement scores from their fourth grade Smarter Balance tests.
Principal Tim Lease presented each student with a Outstanding Academic Excellence certificate signed by President Obama.
Pictured with their certificates were back row, left to right, Principal Lease, Elsie Seffrood, Max Lightfield, Isaiah Korstjens, Zachariah Ringsaker and Gauge Stengel. Middle row, Adelynn Farrell, Jasmine Smith, Carter Phinney, Preston McCarty, Tyler Lee and Ashlyn O’Farrell. Front row, Hallie Schulte, Nathan Lease, Sammy Femling, Ian Liebe and Avery Whitesitt.