BES Chieftain Leaders honored

BES Chieftain Leaders honored
Posted on 10/15/2021
Chieftain Leader award winners

Bellefontaine Elementary School held a Chieftain Leader ceremony on Thursday.

Students in grades K-2 were recognized for following the B-Block pledge every day from the start of the school year.

The pledge is to be kind, be a leader, and be responsible for myself.

Longtime Bellefontaine firefighter Ben Kennedy presented each recipient with their award.

Here is a list of each award recipient (student, teacher, grade):

Paisleigh Basso – Bennett-Brinkman – Kindergarten

Annistynn Taylor – Burkhardt – Kindergarten

Jameson Jarrell – Fultz – Kindergarten

Bryor Trout – Horvath – Kindergarten

Yohan Ygnacio – Huffman – Kindergarten

Charlotte Burkhardt – Moeller – Kindergarten

Dexter McAleer – Plank – Kindergarten

Aurora Lewis – Wechta – Kindergarten

Jace Guthrie – Baker – 1st grade

Kierre Shazier – Dinovo – 1st grade

Brileigh Downing – Hammond – 1st grade

Jenna Brueshaber – Hughes – 1st grade

Zaine Roberts – Gallaway – 1st grade

Skylar Varner – Hogan – 1st grade

Brennan Evans – Richmond – 1st grade

Kinlee Yelton – Usserman – 1st grade

Hayden Cox – Anderson – 2nd grade

Tamlyn Price – Dearwester – 2nd grade

Carlota Moran – Dodds – 2nd grade

Baiden Godwin – Hogue – 2nd grade

Ariel Welch – Penhorwood – 2nd grade

Melany Simpson – Shumaker – 2nd grade

Destin Clary – Strickland – 2nd grade

Aliza Longbrake – Wood – 2nd grade

Each student rang a bell after receiving their award.

The ceremony is held after each nine-week grading period.

Bellefontaine Elementary School Principal Pat Martz said, “Our Chieftain Leaders are students who do the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

It’s the fourth year for the program at BES.

Photo: Chieftain Leader award winners with firefighter Ben Kennedy
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