Crestwood Elementary’s School Ayden Kraai, an Example in Excellence

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This All-Star has entrepreneurial spirit Ayden Kraai, 10, is the son of Tim and Christine Kraai and brother to Avery, 8, and Ellyanna, 4. Crestwood teachers and staff describe Ayden as a kindhearted student who is trustworthy and puts others before himself. “At school, if a student is treated poorly, Ayden will support that student […]

Rockford students meet ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos

While down at ArtPrize on Saturday, Sept. 25, Crestwood Elementary School students Justin Lehmkuhl (left) and Ayden Kraai (right) get the chance to meet ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos. The school’s fifth-grade teachers came up with a “Double the Prize” competition, in which the students get the chance to vote for their favorite entry in order to earn a “No Homework” pass. According to the boys’ teacher, Lisa DeWitt, this is being offered in the spirit of encouraging community contributions, experiencing other cultures and the aesthetic beauty of downtown Grand Rapids. The boys were excited to find DeVos shopping in one of the local stores on Monroe Avenue, and were able to get a moment of his time for a quick photo op.