Pickaway-Ross' GRIT program continued with more than three dozen kids selected as a GRIT student of the week. Some have been nominated — and selected — more than once.
Staff members nominated students whom they saw as exemplifying the tenets of the program: gratitude, respect, initiative and tenacity.
Students were able to select a GRIT-themed prize each time they win. Prize options were a hat, tumbler, lanyard, carabiner, charger and GRIT patch.
Weekly GRIT winners selected from Jan. 8 through May 21 are (first row, from left): Taylor Ackley; Casey Bethel; Emily Blevins; Shaylee Bragdon; Jade Caplinger; Caden Carmona; Kacie Carr; and Alaasia Colon Hill; (second row, from left): Ryan Corkwell; Katie Cupp; Preston Dailey; Khia Day; Madison Dingess; Tommy Dowler; Aaron Ellis; and Caleb Eplin; (third row, from left): Aiden Gray; Kaylin Harris; Hailey Howard; Carolyn Hubbard; Tyler Irvin; Lauren Johnson; Dylan Keeton; and Jacob Kerscher; (fourth row, from left): Mikayla Kittell; Jacob Krafthefer; Travis Lane; Nickie Lancaster; Autumn Leasure; Courtany Linton; Madelyn Mason; and Kloe Poynor; (fifth row, from left): Tina Quincel; Jackson Ratcliff; Shianna Roll; Keyshawn Shepherd; Damien Sparks; George Torres; and Vincent Vanhorn; (sixth row, from left): Alonah Ward; Carly Watts; Thomas Whitley; Danielle Wolford; Gage Woods; Trynity Wright; and Jade Zickafoose. Winners not pictured are Andrew Bader and Jayla Bennett.
Students who were winners during the school year took part in an end-of-year pizza party with snacks and games at the career center's shelter house.