People can describe a hero in many different ways. Some think of famous people who do extraordinary things. Some think of our military personnel and our first responders. Indeed, all of these people are heroic. Most people don’t think of elementary children as a hero. Yet children in our schools do heroic actions frequently.
Students from Heights Elementary School were honored last month for being Heights Heroes for the 2013-14 school year. The mission of Heights Heroes is to develop children into someone who acts with courage and unselfishness in the face of challenging or difficult situations. Many character-development and anti-bullying activities take place during the school year to teach and encourage students to exhibit the qualities of a hero.