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It Starts With Me Award Winner
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Julia Panchenko,  Principal Smith
Julia Panchenko, Principal Smith

It Starts With Me Award

Kate Shepard Elementary School

                 Winner: Julia Panchenko

Julia Panchenko, a 4th grade student, has been selected as Kate Shepard’s “It Starts With Me” representative. Julia has been a leader throughout the school since she started in Kindergarten. She participates in many leadership roles and extracurricular activities at Kate Shepard Elementary. She is an active member of the National Elementary Honor Society and our school Safety Patrol. She was chosen by the staff at Kate Shepard to represent the school at the Red Ribbon Ceremony as our “It Starts With Us” participant. Julia is always concerned about others and goes out of her way to make them comfortable and feel at ease. She is a diligent student who constantly works hard academically and maintains above average grades. Julia is a wonderful role model for her peers and excellent representative for Kate Shepard Elementary School. We are proud to have her!

For Julia’s community service project, she asked her peers to write encouraging letters to people in need as a way to uplift their spirits and remind them to stay positive. She took the letters to the Waterfront Rescue Mission where they were passed out to the homeless and people in need. Her community service project exemplifies the caring and giving spirit that Julia displays daily at school and in her community.


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