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November 7th, 2008
Honor & leadership program to Knight Crockett Students

San Marcos – Thirty-five students at Crockett Elementary School have been selected to receive a very special recognition Friday, November 7, from the Knights of the Guild, a program sponsored by the San Marcos Rotary Club.Thirteen kindergarten and first graders will be named “Pages,” fifteen second and third graders will be named “Squires” and seven fourth grade students will become “Knights” at the special ceremony at the school cafeteria at 1 p.m. Sir Randall Parr of the Knights of the Guild will be bestowing the honors. The stage will be set and Sir Randall will be dressed in his armor. The ceremony promises to be a memorable event, according to David Bandy, Rotary Club president.

The Early Act/First Knight program includes curriculum which teaches the Rotary 4-Way Test: is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build good will and better friendship, and will it be beneficial to all concerned? The teachers select students who have exemplified these qualities, according to school counselor Mary Hill. Hill also serves as faculty advisor for the Early Act/First Knight program. The awards are being given to one student from each of Crockett’s 35 classrooms. This is the first of several ceremonies.

Bandy adds, “We are proud to be able to sponsor this program which has been inspiring and resoundingly successful. Over 450 children, teachers, staff and parents from the school showed up for the opening outdoor ceremony where Randall Parr explained the core values and objectives of the program.” The kids (and adults) watched as several full costumed knights and squires on horseback ran thru some of their skills.

Local dignitaries, parents of the students and Rotarians are invited to attend.

by RONDA REAGAN

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