Miller Place, N.Y. (January 2020)—Last year, North Country Road Middle School (NCRMS) in Miller Place kicked off its Coupons for Character initiative to reward its students who serve as positive role models, promote respect and help NCRMS build a caring school community. Each month, students who have demonstrated exceptional character have their name placed into a container in the main office and at the end of the month, three students’ names are randomly selected to receive a prize for their leadership. Additionally, each student whose name made it into the jar receives a letter home in recognition for their commitment to making NCRMS a great place to learn and gain leadership skills.
For October, NCRMS’s recipients were Edwin Rubio, Rowan Elder and Adrian Tamayo. For November, the recipients were William Spagnolo, Jason Murray, and Erik Flannery. Most recently, December’s recipients were Alex Villanella, Noah Squires, and Jake Siegel.