Tryon Elementary participated in National Anti-Bullying Month by setting aside the week of October 23 to be Anti-Bullying Week.

School guidance counselor Tamara Black discussed bullying with each class. Students were also challenged and encouraged to participate in a school-wide “Anti-Bullying Poster Contest”. The posters were displayed around the school and prizes were awarded for the most creative posters.

Anti-Bullying Poster Winners (winners received free ice cream from the cafeteria):

2nd Grade
Brody Wilkins
Levona Suber
Abby Lewis
Grayson Meyer

3rd Grade
Evangeline Petoia
Gage Harden
Jocelyn Roman-Roman

4th Grade
Gabriel Gonzalez
Akeela Cunningham
Adelyn Pena
Janet Ramirez
Joseph Navarro

5th Grade
Riley Ballentine
Grant Roush
Sophia Overholt
Morgan Yoder
Cameron Hodges
Brooklyn Lewis
Harper Harris
Emmanuel Albarran

For this year’s culminating event, Tryon Elementary partnered with the Polk County High School boys soccer team to encourage students to “Kick Out Bullying.” Coach Josh Trejo and his players visited and talked with students about bullying, then participated in a friendly soccer match with the staff from Tryon Elementary.