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Lincoln-Way West Recognizes Five Weekly Warriors

Students act on Warrior-style values.

Living by the Lincoln-Way West High School Warrior Code takes wisdom, respect, courage and honor.   

The LWWHS Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Department has recognized five students to start their 2012-2013 school year in their Weekly Warrior program.

The five students recognized are: Erin Fahey, Peyton Bulthuis, Katie Dyer, Jaymes Hendry and Darren Sanders.

Each week the PPS department asks for nominations of students who have displayed qualities from the Warrior Code such as wisdom, respect, courage, and honor, explained Monica Schmitt, principal.

"Teachers, staff members, and administrators can submit names of students, list what value was demonstrated, and what act was observed for the nomination. Each week, one or in some cases several, students will be chosen to represent the week's value," noted Holly Pierson, PPS director.

Fahey and Bulthuis were nominated for wisdom; Dyer was nominated for respect; Hendry was nominated for courage, and Sanders was nominated for honor.

Fahey and Bulthuis received their nomination because the two girls witnessed a physical abuse in a car, while they were driving to school one morning, and reported the license plate and other information to the police.

"We wanted to help out. We saw a situation and were scared for the person getting hit. We wanted to help out, and we did," both girls said.

Dyer was nominated for being involved in the adaptive PE program at West. Her neighbor nominated her for her service to others. "I really enjoy helping other students," she said.

Hendry helped to save his neighbors lives as their house was burning from a fire, saying, "You do what you can to help your neighbors, family and friends out."

Sanders helped to clean up the cafeteria after several students had left their part of the lunch area in a mess. "Our clean school is everyone's responsibility, we all have to help out," Sanders said.

"We congratulate our Weekly Warriors. These student leaders help demonstrate to our entire student body what it is to be a Lincoln-Way West Warrior. They are helping to set our traditions for our school exemplifying, Wisdom, Respect, Courage, and Honor," stated Monica Schmitt.

Kathleen Stacy Holland, Lincoln-Way High School District 210 director of community relations, contributed this story.

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