East End students ‘Caught Doing Good’


By Diana Miller - For The News Journal



WILMINGTON — Students at East End Elementary School are encouraged to be on their best behavior every day — to show respect to their classmates and friends as well as their teachers, and their school. It’s what’s expected.

But often times, there are those students who are caught in the act. They are “Caught Doing Good,” and such events do not go unnoticed.

According to Principal Jennifer Martin, when teachers and other staff members observe students doing something that goes above and beyond East End expectations, he or she puts the students’ names in a hat, and then at the end of every month, the names of two students from each grade level are drawn as winners for having been “Caught Doing Good.”

Once the monthly winners are announced, plans are made for students to join Principal Martin for a “Caught Doing Good” luncheon that is held in their honor. Students receive preferential seating on the stage in the East End cafeteria where they are recognized as leaders in their school and are treated to a pizza and pop lunch, complements of Donatos Pizza.

The following students were selected as the September students who were “Caught Doing Good”: kindergarteners, Parker Dean and Margaret Cook; first-graders, Jordan Morris and Addi Brock; second-graders, Aubree Neal and Reid Hunter; third-graders, Nick Brock and Sydney Bennett; fourth-graders, Cody Mangold and Katelyn Bollinger; and fifth-graders Jeremy Brown and Hannah Curtis.

Information provided for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

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By Diana Miller

For The News Journal