Kiwanis Club discusses update on Gautier Stars program

The Kiwanis Club hosted its monthly potluck meeting today to discuss several topics and events.

The main topic of discussion was updating the club with the success of the Gautier High School’s Stars program.

Kiwanis, in coordination with the high school’s Key Club, introduced the program to give students more ways to promote themselves in positive ways.

Each week the school picks a word that represents a positive attribute. Throughout the week, students and teachers who best represent the week’s word are nominated and placed on a large sign at the school to show off to the student body.

This week’s word was ‘cooperative’ and as of now, the school has nearly 60 students and teachers nominated. Gautier High Principal Roy Tolbert said, “It’s about culture. It’s about culture of positive kids who want to do well and have an opportunity to shine. That makes my job easier and it inspires me to do what I do. It does two things. It really builds character in our kids and it recognizes our students who may not be recognized in other areas.”

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