Large group of students on risers with giant empathy sign

Jarvis Middle School recognized students who demonstrated October's character theme—empathy.

To receive the honor, students must demonstrate empathy toward their peers, and their teachers. Teachers who witness students students showing empathy, nominate them each week. Those names are announced over the daily announcements. At the end of the month, nominated students receive a certificate, gather for a group photo, and are entered in a prize drawing.

"Empathy is so important in school and at home," said Assistant Principal Jessica Bowman.

"When we put ourselves in other people's shoes,  we begin to understand why they say things or behave a certain way. If we are empathetic, we are slower to criticize, ridicule , or bully."

To learn more about October's theme of empathy, watch the slideshow shared during a school assembly. 

Empathy honorees

Fifth Grade

Altyn Huffman, Nathan Abbott, Cameron Becker, Abagail Bennett, Alyzah Bowen, Abigail Chandler, Aaron Corsette, Braelyn Costin, Brayden Crim, Aubrie Crozier, Sophia Davis, Alexandra Day, Hartley Edick, Demarcus Forsythe, Chloe Green, Lucas Haman, Alfred Hoyt, Tessa Keeler, Adalyn Klink, Katie Kolberg, Riley Lamb, Olivia Leaf, Chloe Lupardo, Riley McGraw, Cadan Meszler, Jaxon Messineo, Bionca Prokopienko, Pippa Rappa, Ayson Shipman, Alexander Soto, Hayden Storms

Sixth Grade

Lily Baron, Kiley Beam, Cullen Brien, Christopher Bruck, Rylee Bryant, Makynzie Carretero, Vinny Chase, Bruck Christopher, Malahki Clark, Hunter Cool, Jasmine Corsette, Chase Costin, Lydia Downing, Devin Eakins, Alexis English, Mariana Esposito, Alexis Filippi, Kamorah Gaillard, Charm Gaines, Paityn Gatto, Victoria Gerena, Avery Guido, Zandyr Hale, Harper Hall, Max Huffman, Angel Kowalczyk, Brianna Lafountain, Jax Lape, Meadow Larson, Emily Mason, Brynlee Metott, Kaylee Mosher, Adrianna Musella, Jeremiah Nash, Valerie Naugle, Shelby Pardee, David Perry, Madyline Pettengill, Marell Pinney, Moss Riley, Sarah Sanchez, Myka Shepard, Delaney Tubia, Delaney- Rose Tubia, Alexa Virkler, Teaghan Walker, Khloe Ward, Fiona Watkins, Ean Williams, Aislynn Williams, Kayden Wright

Seventh Grade

Leah Brown, Blake Donahue, Brody Donahue, Wyatt Fike, Jacey Hight, Jacob Hitchcock, Lilly Rappa, Brody Rinehard, Aiden Sheffler, Addison Smithson, Brodie Turner, Kendrah Wainwright, Mason Waseleski, Shaun Wheet

Eighth Grade

Cade Ciallelo, Peyton Flihan, Michael Goodhines, Haylie Grescheck, Zachary Johnson, Ariyanna Kasirye, Alyssa Knopka, Nick Mower, Cadence Smith, Paige Young