There was a lot of hand shaking and high fives as the students accepted their awards, and took their places on the stage.
Alyssa Kempfer’s shirt said “Shine like a Star,” and Alyssa, her brother Caleb, and 107 other Rymfire Elementary school students did just that at the Terrific Kids awards ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 26. For the first time the program also included VPK students.
Michelle Seth’s chorus students performed before the ceremony, and also sang about “Shine, Shine, Shine.”
Joseph Parthemore proudly clutched his certificate as his grandfather, Jeff, took photos. Like many of the children, Joseph had a cheering section all for him.
When asked what she did to receive the award, Kennedy Beckworth quietly said, “to do things safe and be kind,” traits very important now that she is a big sister to 2 ½-week-old Hendrix, also in attendance.
The students were recognized by the Kiwanis of Flagler/Palm Coast. Each child was called to the stage and presented a trophy by Maria Barbosa, Kiwanis past president.
“The heart of what we do in Kiwanis is service, and children are the heart of that,” Vice President Michael McElroy told the auditorium filled with beaming parents and grandparents.