- Slade Stovall, 7th grade, Caloosa Middle, son of Grace Ohzo
Last year Slade had difficulty following the rules and being a good role model and his grades showed it. Slade has come back this year as an entirely different person. He is mature, working hard to get all As & Bs and was able to attend the Renaissance celebration, to show his mother and teachers that he was capable of achieving good grades and doing well in school. He already knows what college he wants to attend and has put himself on the right path to achieve his goal.
- Ashleigh Smith, 8th grade, Challenger Middle, daughter of Mark and Stephanie Smith
- Jordan Pollack, 8th grade, Challenger Middle, son of Mark and Tina Pollack
Ashleigh and Jordan, without ever having been asked, have taken it upon themselves to clean up after their schoolmates on a daily basis. After they're done eating, the two clear trash off the tables, sweep the floors, take out the trash, wring out the washcloths and clean the cafeteria. Their volunteering to clean up other students' messes helps to keep Challenger's lunchroom clean and inviting.
- Isabella Brimm, 4th grade, Caloosa Elementary, daughter of Nicole and Cynthia Brimm
Bella is an extraordinary student whose responsibility enables her to be successful both in school and at home. Bella's two younger siblings both have autism spectrum disorder. Her brother Bly attends a special school for children with autism and her sister Mia is part of the social communication program at Caloosa. On the morning of Oct, 27, Bella found her brother Bly suffering a grand mal seizure. Thinking quickly, she notified her mother then dialed 911. After calling 911, Bella watched over her younger sister, keeping her calm while the paramedics tended to Bly. After the ordeal she comforted her mom by telling her that everything will be ok.