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January 2024 Learner of the Month, C.A.K.E. Recipients

C.A.K.E. Awards January 2024 Photo Collage Seth Broberg and Addison Taylor

Congratulations to Seth Broberg, a 5th grade learner attending Washington Elementary, and Addison Taylor, an 11th grade learner attending Pocatello High School, who were chosen as the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 January C.A.K.E. award recipients. C.A.K.E. stands for Character, Attitude, Kindness and Encouragement.

Seth was nominated by his teacher, Ms. Jennifer Durrant.  In her nomination letter, Ms. Durrant wrote, “Seth consistently demonstrates remarkable kindness and compassion towards his classmates. He goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone understands and is ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. What sets Seth apart is his extraordinary work ethic. Every day his gives his personal best, tackling challenges with a positive attitude and perseverance. Even when he faces difficulties, he remains undeterred and approaches each obstacle as an opportunity to grow. Seth exhibits exceptional integrity and respect in all interactions- whether with peers or adults. His behavior is a testament to his understanding of the importance of treating others with kindness and courtesy. It's a privilege to be part of Seth's learning journey and we are all grateful to have him as part of our learning community. ”

Addison was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Jenni Peterson. In her nomination letter, Ms. Peterson wrote, “Academically, Addie is an amazing learner. She asks questions and critically thinks about topics and focuses deeply on the quality of her writing. The most exceptional trait of Addie is her character. She is incredibly kind, generous, and helpful. She always comes to class with a giant smile on her face. She truly lights up the classroom. Her peers are drawn to her because of the kindness she exudes. Addie is also a phenomenal dancer. She is able to balance high academic achievement, while being successful in her dance career. Addie makes me want to be a better person. She spreads joy and happiness in a world that truly needs it. She is an amazing dancer, friend, and learner. I am beyond proud of the human she is.”

Seth and Addison were recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. McDonald's provides each learner and their nominators with a gift card, along with $50 to purchase books for the school’s media center in the recipients’ names.

PCSD 25 believes a safe, supportive, caring and respectful environment is critical to student learning. The District Education Foundation, in partnership with the local Johnson Family McDonald’s, supports the Learner-of-the-Month C.A.K.E. Award to recognize students who show great character.  The district recognizes one elementary learner and one secondary learner from October through May. Nominations for the C.A.K.E. Award are submitted by a teacher who has observed the nominee’s behavior, and are approved by the school’s principal.

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