Students given challenge coins

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Pictured with members of the Cheney Police Department are Cheney Elementary students Madyson Batt, left, Claire Henson and Staley Ahlberg. Not pictured: Aubrie Cox.

CHENEY – Four students at Cheney Elementary School recently were presented with “challenge coins” by the Cheney Police Department.
The challenge coin is an award given only to a select few. To be considered for a challenge coin, a student must exhibit “PRIDE” – perseverance, respect, integrity, dependability and empathy.
Four CES students were presented with challenge coins at the end of the 2020 fall semester, Aubrie Cox, Claire Henson, Madyson Batt and Staley Ahlberg.
Cox was recognized for never giving up, completing her work every day and trying her hardest. It was noted that she always tells the truth and will admit it if she does something wrong.
Henson never quits and works hard to accomplish tasks put before her. She never uses an unkind word, and her kindness toward others shines through her words and her smile.
Batt was honored for her “extreme” respect for others, her school and animals, and she speaks out for others. She follows all school rules and expectations, even when no one is watching.
Ahlberg listens to his peers and teachers, and treats others the way he would want to be treated. He leads by example in the classroom by listening to directions, and is friendly with everyone in the classroom.