Jefferson Leaders were honored for the last time for the 2016 - 2017 school year by the Independence Optimist Club at the Independence Country Club during the Club's regular meeting Tuesday. 

"This months character trait for May is 'Appreciation for Learning.' These kid's were chosen for their good behavior and working hard as well as other traits that exhibit an appreciation for learning," said Carrie Agusto, Jefferson counselor. Students being honored received a T-shirt with the Jefferson Leaders logo and a meal at the country club. Three students from each class, 3rd and 4th grades, are selected each month of the school year to be honored as Jefferson Leaders. The students are selected by the teachers, based on who best exhibits the character trait designated for that month. 

This months students to be honored are: Abigail Bright, Blissane Fiebelkorn, Kylan Turner, Tripp Henderson, Chloe Estes and Nick Shannon.