1st and 2nd grade classes held “Awards Day” in their classrooms. They gave out certificates and medals for AR reading. And most importantly, they gave out Character Awards. Each year, teachers pick a character trait for each student in class that best represents what the teacher sees in him/her. Each award comes with a verse. Character awards include the gift of: respect, generosity, perseverance, determination, kindness, courage, confidence, prayerful, generosity, servant’s heart, patience, encourager, friendship, faithful, caring, joyful, compassion, responsibility, and honesty. For parents, this can be a bittersweet day as you listen to the gifts teachers see in each of our students but also know another school year is coming to an end. It is a very special NCS tradition.