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NewsDepth A+: Falcon Leaders

At Firelands Elementary School, in Oberlin, there is a group of 15 fourth and fifth grade students who are working hard to make their school community as good as it can be. The Falcon Leaders are this week’s A+ Award winners for their leadership, service, and dedication to the community at Firelands Elementary School.

The Falcon Leaders are chosen by the staff because they demonstrate leadership, responsibility, and kindness.  “We get nominated by our teachers because they believe in us to help the school,” Carson told us. Evelyn added that the students chosen are responsible and organized.

The teachers at Firelands Elementary School have high expectations for the Falcon Leaders. Principal Choe told us that the Falcon Leaders have a long list of responsibilities throughout the year. During the second quarter alone, they organized and advertised a food drive and a toy drive for the local communities. They will also take part in helping with upcoming Fabulous Falcon events. In the third quarter they will deliver snacks to teachers during parent-teacher conferences. I’m sure the teachers will appreciate a snack to keep them going on those long days!

Molly shared with us that the Falcon Leaders also make all kinds of posters to help other students know what events are happening like Red Ribbon Week and Spirit Week. “It’s really an honor to be able to help the school,” Lyla shared. 

Justin and Rhys shared with us that one of their favorite things about being a Falcon Leader is to help students who are new to the school. “We get to show them around and make sure everything is going ok,” Rhys explained.

The Falcon Leaders even help with the morning announcements. We look forward to when we see them working here at NewsDepth!

Before we left, Ayden and Ben reminded us that it is very important to always be responsible and to help out when you can. They told us that when you help people, you can really make a positive difference. I’m going to remember that and do MY best to help out when I can.

This week’s A+ Award goes to the Falcon Leaders for doing what they can do to make a difference at Firelands Elementary School.

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