Meadow Ridge presents Schuring as Example in Excellence

Lukas Schuring, 10, is one of 14 students featured in this year’s “Examples in Excellence—Rockford Students Making a Difference.”	Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Student is known for his ‘come on, keep trying’ attitude Luke Schuring, 10, is the son of Kathy and Jason Schuring and sibling to Haylee, 13, and Derrik, 8. Open-minded, willing to try new things, honest and thoughtful of others are the words Luke’s teachers use to describe him. An example of this young man’s […]

Kids invited to free Rockford water polo program

Water polo is a challenging, yet exhilarating sport that is growing in popularity throughout the country. Boys and girls in grades first through eighth are invited to come and be introduced to the sport Monday, July 25 at North Rockford Middle School pool. The free program runs from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and will be […]

Belmont Elementary School’s Anna Kurtz, an Example in Excellence

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Musical, creative student is a natural writer and helper Anna Kurtz, 10, is the daughter of Leonard and Kathleen Kurtz and sister to Emily and Taryne. “Anna shows initiative in class by being a good helper where she’s needed,” report Anna’s teachers. “She is very responsible, exceeding expectations in assignments. She is also considerate to […]

River Valley Academy Benjamin Andrew Enter, an Example in Excellence

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Friendly nature and helpful attitude evident in motivated student Benjaman Andrew Enter led the River Valley Academy effort in the “Year of the Ram” by participating in painting the school’s Ram. He maintained an excellent attitude of cooperation while under a strict time schedule, helping to incorporate various design schemes into the final project. Ben’s […]

East Rockford Middle School’s Lynsey Bettig: an Example in Excellence

East Rockford Middle School’s Lynsey Bettig: an Example in Excellence

Student quick to welcome newcomers, offer friendship Lynsey Bettig is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Bettig and sister to Lexi. Lynsey shows over and over her caring nature in and out of school. Teachers say it is a privilege to work with Lynsey, who demonstrates positive leadership among classmates, teammates, teachers and her coaches. […]