SEA GIRT — Thirteen Sea Girt Elementary School students were recognized at the Sept. 29 Board of Education meeting for demonstrating leadership and respect for their fellow students.
“We’re going to recognize some students tonight for being ‘Patriot Pals and Partners,’ and what they did was they really became leaders for us at the very end of their last days of summer,” said Sea Girt School District Superintendent and Principal Rick Papera. “They came and gave up some time to our new students.”
The younger students were referred to as pals and consisted of Will Stevens, Camryn Begley, Indira Zilioli, Emma McKay, Abby Reid, James Lajewski and Charlotte Perry. The older group of partners were students Ben Urena, Jake Stanco, Jack Stevens, Chloe Savaria, Alec Vercelli and Olivia Kunz.
Each student was chosen by their teacher to assist new incoming students for the 2023/2024 school year by giving tours, answering questions and acting as a sense of comfortability for those who may need it during their transition.
“It kind of goes along with some of the goals that we talked about as a board earlier, both in our strategic plan and our vision of making better people, really, in the long run,” said Mr. Papera.
Beyond academics, administration and faculty have begun honoring a different student each month for showing various admirable character traits.
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