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The Louisiana Elementary Fifth graders once again sponsored Happy Kids Night at Louisiana Elementary School.
The event was held on Friday, May 10. 17 fifth-grade and second-grade students ran the entire show giving them the chance to practice their public speaking skills as they explained the seven habits of happy kids and how they use them in their daily lives.
The seven Habits of Happy Kids are part of the Leader in Me program being implemented at Louisiana Elementary School. As Sydney Hodgkin told the crowd, “These habits are changing our lives.”
Student speakers for the evening were: Sydney Hodgkin- emcee, Jonathan Bryant — emcee, Gabe Bowser — emcee, Cierra Miller and Liam Johner — Habit 1 Be Proactive, Devon Cropp and Maria Harrison — Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind, Tori Darnell and Riley Anderson — Habit 3 Put First Things First, Michael Powers and Haylee Hoskins — Habit 4 Think Win-Win, Mechia Campbell and William Hoskins — Habit 5 Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood, Savanna Marx and Kashonna Burney — Habit 6 Synergize, and Ti Neidner and Jason Boyd — Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw.
The event also gave an opportunity for another fifth-grade Leadership team to hold a fundraiser for a project they hold close to their heart. The Maple Grove Leadership team sold popcorn and requested a donation of $1 as people entered for the evening.
The money they raised will go directly to the residents of Maple Grove for any personal needs. Ke’La Campbell, one of the Maple Grove leaders proudly announced to the crowd that they had raised $175 to help the residents of Maple Grove.
The night also included a viewing of the movie, Little Giants, and a short presentation by Mr. Melton regarding the progress and success of the reading program at Louisiana Elementary.
Wrapping up the evening, Gabe Bowser announced the winners of 3 copies each of the books The 7 Habits of Happy Kids and How Full is Your Bucket?
The evening brought in over 100 people and was complete with student greeters, student registrars, and ticket ushers. This was the second year the Louisiana Elementary fifth -Graders have hosted this event.
Teachers Tracy Kingsley, Kindra Proctor, and Crissy Hoskins coordinated the event and were once again extremely proud of the students and their leadership skills. “We know the students are gaining valuable experience that will positively contribute to their success in life.”