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Leah Allgaier is a Kid Who Cares

Mar 12, 2015 09:58AM ● By Steven Jack

Leah Allgaier is pictured here with Oswego Village President Brian LeClercq and Character Counts Coalition Julia Van Camp while receiving her award at a recent Village Board meeting. (Submitted photo)

Name: Leah Allgaier

Grade: Fifth

School: Grande Park Elementary

What Makes Her a Kid Who Cares: Since the day Leah walked into my fifth grade classroom, I knew she was something special. Leah is an outstanding friend, classmate, and student. She is often looked to by her fifth grade peers for help with school work, and she is always willing to stop what she is doing to help them. Her patience when working with others who struggle truly shows me that she has a kind heart.

Leah impresses me on a daily basis, as she is able to balance regular fifth grade school work, her AT (academically talented) assignments, as well as her sixth grade honors math homework. It takes an organized and dedicated student to be able to manage all three of those at the same time, and Leah is all that and more. Aside from being an all around great student, Leah shows outstanding character at all times. She is always encouraging others to be the best person they can be in the classroom, at lunch and recess, and in the hallways. I can tell that her classmates truly look up to her as a role model.

Leah is also involved in Grande Park Gives Back, a school club that works to help others in our community. She has played an active role in several community service projects this year. In addition, she is in art club. If you cant tell already, she is a very well-rounded girl. I am honored to have Leah in my class this year. I couldn't have asked for a sweeter, more compassionate fifth grader.

LEAH WAS A RECENT CHARACTER COUNTS AWARD RECIPIENT. SHE WAS NOMINATED FOR THAT AWARD BY SHANNON RANNEY, WHO WROTE THE ABOVE ESSAY.

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