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Two youths awarded by WCS board of education

WARRENSBURG - Two students have been recognized by the Warrensburg Central School Board of Education for outstanding character traits.

Ninth grader Tyler Wilcox and first-grader Sean Powers, both described as thoughtful, caring individuals by their teachers, received awards at a recent school board meeting.

Tyler was nominated by band teacher Denise Foster, who said he goes out of his way to assist others.

"Tyler always says a friendly 'Hello,' and often holds the door open for people," she said. "He's not only talented, but he also has an outstanding attitude and goes out of his way to stay involved and be helpful to others - He's an extraordinary young man."

She said he's considerate, he volunteers for additional work, and communicates well with teachers and peers.

Tyler has volunteered to perform in all-county festivals, and has been involved extra community performances like Christmas in Warrensburgh. Plus, he puts in extra time preparing for regional annual music competitions.

Tyler has been nominated for additional music honors as a result of his participation in area all-state and statewide band director association competitions.

In addition to his many music accomplishments, Tyler achieves academically, and and is a talented athlete, his teachers have said.

"Through his words and actions, Tyler is a great example to his peers, and he consistently demonstrates pride in his school community," a school board official said.

The second student awarded this month by the Warrensburg Board of Education is first-grader Sean Powers.

Sean was nominated by his teacher, Shari Raymond.

"Sean is a very quiet student, but full of surprises," Raymond said. "I often witness him demonstrating acts of kindness to his classmates."

Raymond said Sean is thoughtful, and routinely focuses on other's needs.

"If students need a pencil or a crayon, he will offer one of his spares and if a student needs to catch up on missed work, Sean will offer to help."

Sean also is well attuned to others' emotions, she said.

"Sean has comforted students when they were upset on the playground," she said. "Also, he is always the first one to volunteer to help out."

Sean participates actively in the local junior football league, where he is known to cheer on his team, help teammates with equipment and demonstrate sportsmanship, Raymond said. "Sean's manners both in and out of the classroom are wonderful - as well as his hard work," she said.

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