Grade 5 students demonstrated their ability to be student leaders as they led out in 5th Grade Promotion. The audience was welcomed by Luke Neely, 2016-17 Student Council President, followed by Eric Jones and Kylen Crawford, a very faithful flag crew, leading all in the Pledge of Allegiance. Miss Kayla Davis led the class of 2017 in the daily affirmation that is intended to keep us all mindful that a priority is to learn every day, remember it is important to be kind, practice the attitude of gratitude, and take pride in our school.
Miss Devoni Goodwin, Student Council Secretary shared all the memorable activities student council members participated in through the year. A special honor was to have Mr. Justin Key attend as the guest speaker. A Fayette County native who grew up in Rossville is now living in Los Angeles. Mr. Key is a Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School Graduate-class of 2002 and alumni of Southwest Elementary School. He shared with students and the audience how hard work and perseverance is something all can attain-not just a few. His talk inspired the students to make personal decisions to do their best and not let any adversity pull them down. Mr. Key is now a national and international actor, entrepreneur, mathematician, and motivational speaker. Ms. Holmes created a special "Year to Remember “video that captured many precious memories. Always a high point are the special awards and of course the promotion certificate. Mrs. Sipowicz, Chief of School closed with "The Gift of a Key" message. She reminded students that their education is the key that opens the doors to many wonderful opportunities. The secret to getting a great education is held in three important beliefs: 1. Never Give Up- Show your grit not your quit. 2. Hard work is not your enemy- tackle those hard tasks head on instead of using your energy to avoid them, and 3. Water finds its way around the rock. Don't see barriers as permanent road blocks-search for ways around the barriers Be the water and not the rock. We wish our students all the best as they continue their academic journey.
Southwest's Got Talent!! For Real!!!
Congratulations to all the participants. The results: 1st Place, Noah Ford, 2nd Place Rahya King, and 3rd Place Eric Neal. Thank you judges, it was a touch choice for sure.