Gilbert Town Council Student Citizen of the Month (History)

In 1987 as a newly elected councilmember we got the rest of the council to approve the “Gilbert Town Council Student Citizen of the Month” award. 

The idea behind the award was pretty simple.  Children who excel academically get lots of recognition. Children who are athletically gifted get regular praise.  Even troublemakers get attention. 

What about the “good kid” who comes to school every day, never causes a problem for anyone, works hard for his grades and doesn’t make “the team”?  What about that kid who goes above and beyond what is expected of them, but not in an area that the schools recognize? 

That is what this award is all about, and I have some great story to share in future blogs about the difference that this award has made.

Steve

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