Neil Gowell receives Principal’s Award.

June 13, 2022

Neil Gowell receives Principal’s Award.

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‘He made sure that he sat in the same seat all year for one of our students with special needs who counted on him to be his lunch buddy.’

SHELBY — Shelby Middle School eighth grader Neil Gowell received the Principal’s Award during the school’s eighth grade awards program, June 7.  

“Over 120 awards were given out to the eighth grade class for excellence in academics and citizenship,” said SMS Principal Jessica Danielson. “The citizenship awards are based around our ROAR expectations of Respect, Ownership, Actions, and Rise. The Principal’s Award for excellence in all of these categories and outstanding citizenship was given to Neil Gowell.  

“When I asked the staff what they thought about this award for Neil, the staff was in overwhelming agreement. Neil is just a nice kid who goes out of his way to be helpful and kind. Neil volunteered to help in the office all year, never saying no to helping with a task. Neil also is the kid who sits by others in the lunchroom who need someone to sit by. He made sure that he sat in the same seat all year for one of our students with special needs who counted on him to be his lunch buddy. That is what being a Shelby Tiger is about. We have so many amazing students, and Neil is one of them.”

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