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Lincoln-Way West Students Recognized For Qualities From Warrior Code

The Lincoln-Way West students were recognized for wisdom, respect, courage and honor.

Three of the four students recognized for the Lincoln-Way West Weekly Warrior program. (L to r) Nick Shander, Julie Stinnett and Griffin Sullivan. Credit: Submitted photo
Three of the four students recognized for the Lincoln-Way West Weekly Warrior program. (L to r) Nick Shander, Julie Stinnett and Griffin Sullivan. Credit: Submitted photo

From Lincoln-Way High School District:

The Lincoln-Way West High School’s Pupil Personnel Services Department has recognized four students in their Weekly Warrior program.

The four students recognized are: Griffin Sullivan, Julie Stinnett, Nick Shander and John Nolan.

Each week the PPS department asks for nominations of students who have displayed qualities from the Warrior Code such as wisdom, respect, courage and honor, explained Principal Monica Schmitt.

“Teachers, staff members and administrators can submit names of students, list what value was demonstrated and what act was observed for the nomination," said PPS Director Holly Pierson. "Each week, one or in some cases several, students will be chosen to represent the week’s value.”

Griffin was nominated for wisdom, Julie nominated for respect, Nick was nominated for courage and John was nominated for honor.

Griffin said he was surprised when he heard he had been nominated for the award.

“I just reminded a freshman in the hall to put his phone away,” Griffin said. “It was nice a teacher nominated me for that.”

Julie said she found a $20 dollar bill laying on the floor near SSO.

“I turned it in, it wasn’t mine," she said. "It was the right thing to do.”

Nick said he was nervous when he was called down to PPS.

“I didn’t know why I was being called down," he said. "When I got the award I thought that was great."

“Nick was nominated for his courage," Pierson said. "He has a wonderful singing voice and he serenades students in the lunch room.”

John helped at the Homecoming Dance with some of the special needs students.

“Some of the students have never been to a school dance before, so I helped them feel more comfortable and enjoy the evening,” John said.

“I was surprised when I received the award," he said. "I was just trying to help out some students, and do the right thing.”

“We congratulate our Weekly Warriors," Schmitt said. "These student leaders help demonstrate to our entire student body what it is to be a Lincoln-Way West Warrior. They are helping to set our traditions for our school exemplifying, Wisdom, Respect, Courage, and Honor.”

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