Three times a year, the Hermiston School District Breakfast of Champions honors a select group of elementary schoolers for the quality of their character, their school improvement and their academic achievements.
Tuesday afternoon, the 20 West Park Elementary School nominees — one from each class — had the chance to celebrate their own successes at a luncheon in the library.
Parents, families and teachers were invited to attend.
“These kids need to be celebrated,” said teacher Marci Wattenburger, who coordinates West Park’s Breakfast of Champions.
Third-grader Emmanuel Angel, 8, was one of the students recognized. He said he wants to let second-graders know that third grade is “harder than second grade, and you’ll have to learn fractions.”
West Park Elementary School is this October’s spotlight school for the Hermiston Herald.