XCS honors kids of character


Photo courtesy Xenia Community Schools The Xenia board of education recognized its kids of character earlier this week. Pictured with Superintendent Dr. Gabe Lofton and board President Jennifer Marietta are Harper Grooms (preschool), Olivia Odje (Arrowood), Miracle Kalebaba (Cox), Porter Blackaby (McKinley), Cami Loeliger (Tecumseh), Otis Boyette (Warner), and Kyle Lane (high school). Not pictured is Micah Bennett (Shawnee).

Photo courtesy Xenia Community Schools The Xenia board of education recognized its kids of character earlier this week. Pictured with Superintendent Dr. Gabe Lofton and board President Jennifer Marietta are Harper Grooms (preschool), Olivia Odje (Arrowood), Miracle Kalebaba (Cox), Porter Blackaby (McKinley), Cami Loeliger (Tecumseh), Otis Boyette (Warner), and Kyle Lane (high school). Not pictured is Micah Bennett (Shawnee).


XENIA — Xenia Community Schools honored the district’s kids of character for the month at its Monday meeting.

Recognized were Harper Grooms (preschool), Olivia Odje (Arrowood), Miracle Kalebaba (Cox), Porter Blackaby (McKinley), Micah Bennett (Shawnee), Cami Loeliger (Tecumseh), Otis Boyette (Warner), and Kyle Lane (high school).

The district sent the following information about each student.

Grooms is a very kind and helpful student. She is seen almost daily helping her friends and her teachers. She is polite, friendly, and very smart. Grooms likes Peppa Pig and loves being a sister. She is always a face that (we are) happy to see. She is a shining star.

Odje comes to school with a smile on her face ready to learn. She works hard to do her best and she does not quit when things are challenging. Odje looks for opportunities to help her classmates and her teacher. (Her teacher) appreciates her positive attitude towards school. As well as the respect and kindness Odje shows towards others.

Kalebaba comes to school everyday with a big smile on her face. She excitedly greets teachers and classmates and she eagerly asks questions about what (the class) will be learning that day. Kalebaba has a bright personality that is contagious in the classroom. She brings joy and excitement to (the) school everyday. She is a wonderful example of a Cox shining star.

Blackaby is a Kid of Character because he always makes good choices and tries his best. He is a good friend to all of his classmates and shows kindness to everyone around him. Blackaby is always excited and prepared to learn. He loves math and is always the first in the class to raise his hand with an answer. He is an excellent PAX leader and is a good example to his peers.

Bennett is a great example for the character trait, self-awareness. He has worked very hard this year to follow directions, follow school rules, learn to read and do math. He has moved himself to an area in the classroom where he won’t be distracted by others. In his new seat, he works very hard and completes his work. In reading and math, Bennett has made tremendous improvement. He has accomplished this by asking for extra work and sometimes asking for one-on-one help. He rarely has to move his clip down and has mostly above “green” days.

Loeliger is an excellent example of a kindness at Tecumseh. She is very kind in so many ways to her classmates. Loeliger made sure that a new student had a friend to play with at recess and showed her around (the) school. She made jewelry to give to other girls in the class and comes in every morning asking if there is anything she can do to be helpful. She is willing to help others, run errands, or help straighten up the room. Loeliger makes every day special with how kindly she treats everyone in (the) classroom.

Boyette has impressed them with his eagerness to learn, his passion for his studies, and his ability to be articulate when talking about difficult concepts. He always shows the greatest deal of respect to classroom and guest teachers, setting the example for others. He exhibits responsibility by always completing his work, is always an active participant in class discussions, and has always been supportive of his peers. His caring nature, patience, and personality allow him to work well with anyone in the classroom, as he always respects the opinions and abilities of others.

Lane is driven in the classroom, excels in athletics, and he is always volunteering. He is a member of National Honor Society, and has represented the high school as a golfer, a basketball player, and a baseball player. Donating his time to his school, teachers, and community are commonplace for him. Lane also holds down a job while still making time for family and friends. He leads by example, and is a spectacular role model for all students. He has already been offered an academic scholarship to attend Sinclair Community College, where he will play baseball next year.

Photo courtesy Xenia Community Schools The Xenia board of education recognized its kids of character earlier this week. Pictured with Superintendent Dr. Gabe Lofton and board President Jennifer Marietta are Harper Grooms (preschool), Olivia Odje (Arrowood), Miracle Kalebaba (Cox), Porter Blackaby (McKinley), Cami Loeliger (Tecumseh), Otis Boyette (Warner), and Kyle Lane (high school). Not pictured is Micah Bennett (Shawnee).
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/02/web1_February-2020-Kids-of-Character_2.10.20b.jpgPhoto courtesy Xenia Community Schools The Xenia board of education recognized its kids of character earlier this week. Pictured with Superintendent Dr. Gabe Lofton and board President Jennifer Marietta are Harper Grooms (preschool), Olivia Odje (Arrowood), Miracle Kalebaba (Cox), Porter Blackaby (McKinley), Cami Loeliger (Tecumseh), Otis Boyette (Warner), and Kyle Lane (high school). Not pictured is Micah Bennett (Shawnee).