Purdy Elementary Principal Jeff Swadley has announced character education medal winners for September. Purdy's kindergarten through fourth grade teachers, in partnership with elementary counselor Gary Jurgensen, teach a different character trait each month. At the end of the month, each grade level nominates three students who best exemplify the trait presented. These students receive character medals from Swadley. Area businesses display posters reinforcing each month's message. In September, students focused on cooperation. September medal winners, in the front row, from left, are: Julia McDonald, Bosten Goetz, Mylee Stumph, Lydia Godsey, Marlene Villa and Carson Burt. Back row: Jeff Swadley, elementary principal; Lucas Maddocks, Dally Craig, Valeria Hernandez, Mason Harkey, Joey Biloki, Jazmin Rueda, Gary Jurgensen, elementary counselor; and Sydney Rea.