Every month throughout the school year, the honors and recognizes students from School as Students of the Month.
These students earned the recognition by high academic achievement, demonstrating leadership on a daily basis, and exemplary citizenship inside and outside of the classroom.
Terry Pullen, deputy superintendent of and longtime Rotarian, thanked the students for their dedication to excellence and their parents for supporting their students and the district during a ceremony this month.
"U.P.S.D. is an excellent district because of the support we receive from parents like you and many others in our community," he said. "Your students are an example of the many outstanding young people we have in this district."
"We are very fortunate," he added.
Pullen added that Superintendent Patti Banks, along with the University Place School Board, provide outstanding leadership for our teachers, support staff, and administrators. Combining this leadership with good parenting enables
us to be here today to recognize these high performing individuals, he said.
Pullen also recognized Principal Jeff Chamberlin for his leadership over the past six years. After Mr. Chamberlin introduced each student, the student gave a short speech about him- or herself. Walking out of the morning event, one Rotarian was heard saying, "This is always a great event - to see such wonderful students who are doing so many things good for the school and our community."