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Character Without Question 2021 recipient

Congratulations to 5th grader Koryn Pleasant, Character Without Question recipient from Thornwood!

Every year, SBISD honors students district-wide who reflect a depth of character and a caring for human beings. Students are selected for demonstrating an enduring commitment to any or all of the following character traits: honesty/integrity, responsibility/dependability, respect, perseverance/effort, courage, caring/kindness, and citizenship/civic virtue.

Koryn’s counselor, Alma Flores, wrote, “Koryn’s empathy and inclusivity really stands out to me. He is great at identifying students that are shy or overlooked by peers and taking them under his wing, picking them for partner activities, etc. He is a model student. He is attentive, inquisitive, and takes advantage of additional opportunities afforded to him like clubs and performances. In art, he is very welcoming and kind to new students, He maintains good relationships with his peers, uses kind words, and is very self-motivated to succeed. Koryn has overcome many obstacles in his life. He does it with perseverance, determination and hard work. He takes feedback well and is always looking to improve his life and the life of others. He is truly admirable.” Koryn was selected for his commitment to kindness, respect and perseverance.

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