The Kiwanis Club recently sponsored the BUG (Bringing Up Grades) program during the second nine-week period for the fifth and sixth-grade students inSoule, Sacred Heart and Comanche Intermediate schools. 251 students were rewarded for bringing up their grades. They were recipients of a certificate, a congratulating hand shake and a bag with rulers, pencils, pens, a coupon for free drinks, a sheriff’s badge, colors and informational color books, a key-chain-compass-whistle-light, wooden nickels and erasers.


    The Kiwanis Club recently sponsored the BUG (Bringing Up Grades) program during the second nine-week period for the fifth and sixth-grade students inSoule, Sacred Heart and Comanche Intermediate schools. 251 students were rewarded for bringing up their grades. They were recipients of a certificate, a congratulating hand shake and a bag with rulers, pencils, pens, a coupon for free drinks, a sheriff’s badge, colors and informational color books, a key-chain-compass-whistle-light, wooden nickels and erasers.
    Hats off for all their efforts and hard work!  We should be very proud to have so many students receive this special recognition. They’re one step closer to becoming straight “A” students.
    This program is used to encourage students to reach their full potential and to help them learn to set and achieve realistic goals. Students compete with themselves, not other students, and the BUG program encourages partnership development between the community and the schools.
    The Kiwanis Club would like to send a sincere “thank you” to the following sponsors, because without the support ofthe community our programs would not be successful.  A “humongous Thank You” to Karen Blankman at USD 443, Linda Smith at Ford County Emergency Communications, Tracy Rankin at Dodge City Police Department, Jane Longmeyer at the city of Dodge City, Amado Alvarez at Tacos Jalisco, the wonderful ladies at the Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sonic Drive In, Becky’s Bail Bonds and State Farm Insurance.
    Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.