Grace Young Student of the Month

By Lenny C. Lepola -

Harrison Street Elementary School fourth grade student Grace Young was recognized as a Big Walnut Local School District Student of the Month during the Thursday, March 16, board of education meeting.

Harrison Street Principal Kim Castiglione said Grace is a hard-working, lovable, considerate, and dedicated student.

“Gracie is a kind friend and a silent leader among her peers,” Castiglione said. “In her classroom, Grace can always be spotted doing the right thing because she works hard in all that she does.”

Castiglione said Grace is involved in 4-H, has shown chickens and has aspirations to venture into getting a goat or a sheep this year to show at the Hartford and Delaware fairs.

“Grace is an avid lover of Twenty One Pilots and most recently enjoyed a concert of theirs,” Castiglione said. “She also dressed up as the band’s Tyler for HSE’s dress like a book character day.”

Castiglione said Grace and her best friend, Ally Anderson, wrote a special book to make Tyler and Josh characters in order to dress like them.

“Grace aspires to be an actress in the future and looks forward to getting involved in wildlife and drama during her career as a Big Walnut Eagle,” Castiglione said. “She said she would like to thank all of her teachers and principals that she has ever had for they have helped her to get along in school and to be a better person.”

Grace also said that she would like to thank her mother for being amazing, her dad for being a guide to show her new things, and her brother Lucas for being annoying and a good kid.

“Harrison Street is very proud of Gracie for all of her accomplishments and is thankful for the leadership she has shown while at our school,” Castiglione added. “She will be greatly missed next year when she moves on the Big Walnut Intermediate School, but we all look forward to seeing what lies ahead in her bright, bright future.”

Grace said in her spare time she loves to take walks, check on her chickens, play video games, and play outside with her brother.

By Lenny C. Lepola

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.