Praise and honors for Lunenburg students

Published 8:38 am Monday, February 8, 2016

Lunenburg County elementary school students received honors and praise last month for their contributions to the community.

Recently, Kenbridge Elementary School fourth-grader Aidan Hadley was recognized by the Lunenburg County Chamber of Commerce as its Student of the Quarter for starting an initiative to buy school playground equipment.

With the support of the principal and the help from some of the Lunenburg school’s gifted students, Hadley’s efforts raised $700.

His effort was also recognized by the Lunenburg County School Board during its Monday, Jan. 8, meeting.

“Aidan, I wish we had a lot more students like you throughout the system,” Superintendent Charles M. Berkley Jr. said. “We’d have a lot of nice things going on.”

During the same meeting, the board also recognized the Kenbridge Elementary School second-grade class of Carolyn H. Newbill for being a finalist in the National Book Challenge sponsored by the company they used to publish their book. The book — titled, “When Santa Came to KES?” — was written by the students, who also illustrated it.

“The children were so excited to see their {work) come to life,” Newbill said.

Berkley noted the printing of the book was wonderful and the pictures were adorable.

School Board members were shown the book, and a copy of it was presented to Berkley to be put on display at the school board office.

Last year, Newbill’s second grade class published “The Big Fat Turkey.”