RUSD Announces 2022 James F. Gilmore Citizenship-Leadership Awards

Gilmore Awards 2022
Gilmore Awards 2022

Each year, several RUSD schools honor fifth grade students for outstanding citizenship and leadership with the James F. Gilmore Citizenship-Leadership Award. These students possess such characteristics as positive attitudes, cooperation, courtesy and service to school. Our 2022 honorees are:

 

 

Schulte Elementary School

Ryan Schrank
Ryan Schrank
Ryan Schrank has been one of the great outstanding students in our school. Not only does he excel all around in academics, he is also very respectful towards his peers as well as all adults in the building. He is fair, hard-working, and is involved in various activities in the school. He advocates for others and is very honest and helpful. He exemplifies all that a Gilmore Award winner should be. 

Natalie Deschler

Natalie Deschler
Natalie Deschler is a ray of sunshine each and every day as she enters Schulte. She has a heart for others and is not afraid to show empathy, compassion and grace to the people she comes into contact with. Natalie excels all around in academics, is creative and enjoys volunteer work. She has been a Schulte Student Leader for the past two years and involved in both orchestra and band in addition to other outside extracurriculars. She exemplifies all that the Gilmore Award winner should be.

Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School

Darren Keopanya

Darren Keopanya
Darren has spent his entire academic career at Jefferson. During that time, he has always been an outstanding student. However, what makes Darren stand out is the type of person he is. He exemplifies all 10 of our IB learner profile traits. He is an artist, musician, athlete, mediocre comedian (HA HA) and so much more. Darren has a rare ability to treat everyone he comes into contact with with kindness and respect. He helps peers and teachers whenever necessary. He is very selfless in all he does. Darren has earned the respect and admiration of the entire Jefferson community.

Wadewitz Elementary School

Bristol Staufenbeil

Bristol Staufenbeil
Bristol was chosen for the Gilmore Award because she has shown respect, responsibility, safety and grit each and every day at Wadewitz Elementary School. Bristol is respectful toward her peers and adults daily. She is willing to work with other students as a tutor in math and reading. She shows responsibility by completing work and following the school rules. When Bristol is given any type of assignment to complete, I know it will be done at a high level. Bristol is safe at school when walking down the hallway or playing with her friends at recess. She also has grit when it comes to working on challenging projects. She tries her best and does not give up.

Isabella C

Isabella Cardenas
Isabella was chosen for the Gilmore Award because from the moment she entered the doors at Wadewitz Elementary School she demonstrated the “Waddy Way” to do her best in reading, writing, math and all the rest. Isabella always obeyed school rules and demonstrated how to respect her school and her classmates. She has always been the student who is willing to help other students in need of academic support. This incredible young lady has shown the ability to achieve academically and socially. Isabella's positive influence and determination in school is obvious in her daily interactions with her classmates as well as in her grades and test score results. In addition to being one of the highest academic students in our school, she also participated in piano lessons, was a popcorn seller, raised the American Flag, recited The Pledge, was a 1st grade room buddy, participated in Art Club and so much more.

Gilmore Fine Arts
Delaney Chvilicek

Delaney Chvilicek
Delaney is an exceptional student leader who is kind and respectful to all students and staff. Delaney works hard each day and is a true Fine Arts student who excels in both academics and the arts. We are so lucky to have Delaney at Fine Arts and are happy to recognize her with
the James F. Gilmore Citizen Leadership Award for this year

Julian Thomas Elementary School

Isabella Coleman

Isabella Coleman and Zuki Dao
Julian Thomas honored Isabella Coleman and Zuki Dao with the Gilmore Award because both students are outstanding leaders. They consistently follow our Tornado Path. These students represent the fifth grade on our Student Leadership Team and Student Council. They have participated in extracurricular activities while excelling in their academics.

Red Apple Elementary School

Ellie Dahlke and Lilliana Woodell

Elie Dahlke and Lilliana Woodell
Ellie Dahlke and Lilliana Woodell were selected by the Red Apple teachers and staff to receive the Gilmore Award as a special recognition for outstanding citizenship, leadership, and academic excellence. They demonstrated cooperation, courtesy, and service in the classroom and school. Elie and Lilliana consistently set a good example for other students and serve as a role model for academic achievement and social responsibility.