Sharpsburg's Character Counts! winners

May 22, 2009

Sarah Hynen and Kasey Funderburk were honored recently by Sharpsburg Elementary School teachers for the Character Counts! awards.

Kasey Funderburk

Teacher Cynthia Weaver nominated fifth-grade student Kasey Funderburk for Community Partnership for Families Character Counts! because she exemplifies a student of good character and good citizenship.

She is caring and kind, always responsible and respectful. She follows the "Golden Rule" and always treats others the way she wants to be treated. She never says unkind things to her classmates.

Kasey is patient with others and helps her classmates and teachers without being told.

She completes her assignments on time, is reliable, cooperates and never complains about the tasks given.

She never needs to be reminded to do her job. She usually reminds her teacher, Cynthia Weaver, of something she needs to do. Kasey sets a wonderful example for others to follow.


Sarah Hynen

Teacher Kathy Yaraghi nominated third-grade student Sarah Hynen for the Community Partnership for Families Character Counts! because she exemplifies the pillar of caring in her many acts of kindness.

Sarah donated many inches of her hair this year to "Locks of Love," a charity to help children with cancer.

Sarah is a sister to an autistic sibling and she shows great kindness and respect to her classmates on a daily basis.

Yaraghi nominated Sarah because of Sarah's fine character and leadership in teaching others how to be a caring citizen.

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