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Springville mayor, city council honor youth

Dec 01, 2015 07:37AM

Springville City’s mayor and city council were honored to recognize four students with the Mayor’s Recognition Award at November’s city council meeting. These students were nominated by their teachers, principals and counselors. Anyone in the community can nominate a Springville student they observe being a great example, providing service and overall being a positive contributor to our great city.

Alek Hajdo is the son of Amber and Rafal Hajdo. Alek was nominated by his second-grade teacher Kellian Giles at Sage Creek Elementary School. Giles writes that Alek always tries his best and encourages others to do the same. He is fair and makes an effort to include all his classmates.

Kenlee Hone is the daughter of Kerrie and Gary Hone. She is a sixth-grader at Cherry Creek Elementary School. She was nominated by both her Principal Mike Duncan and her former teacher Cheryl Nielsen. Both nominators commented on Kenlee’s bright smile in the hallway and how she loves to serve those around her. She creates special art pieces for those who may need a “pick-me-up.”

Alan Bird is the son of Elizabeth and George Bird and attends Merit Academy. Scott Jenkins, a counselor at Merit, praised Alan for being an exceptional student. Alan has shared his talents acting in school plays. Jenkins comments that Alan is also very dependable and friendly while serving on the student council and planning many school activities. He is hard-working and balances his large load of college classes, extra-curricular activities and service well.

Abigail Rowe is the daughter of Dave and Debbie Rowe. She is an eighth-grader at Mapleton Junior High School. Kirsten Hullinger, MJHS counselor and Hope Squad Advisor, nominated Abi for being kind, trustworthy and concerned about those around her. Abi is friendly and always has an encouraging word. She is always willing to step in and offer to help.

Congratulations to these amazing students and their families. Nominate a student today at springville.org/mayor-recognition-award.