Our 1st and 2nd grade classes held “awards day” in their classrooms this week. They gave out certificates and medals for AR reading. But most importantly, they gave out Christian 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 special verse of scripture. Character awards include the gift of: respect, perseverance, determination, kindness, courage, confidence, prayerful, generosity, servant’s heart, patience, encourager, friendship, faithful, caring, joyful, compassion, responsibility, and honesty. The special emphasis on scripture and character traits recognized in our students as they try to honor Jesus Christ in their actions daily, is something that makes NCS special!