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Cardinals Honored Who Show C.A.R.D.S. Traits

November 9, 2015

Arlington Heights, IL – The halls at South Middle School were quiet and empty on a chilly Monday morning, except for just outside the library media center.

There, several South parents gathered over coffee and doughnuts to watch as their children marked their name on the newly painted and designed second floor, east hallway wall.

Today, students nominated by South Middle School teams, were honored by South administration, as being students from the first quarter who best displayed the highest form of C.A.R.D.S. traits. These C.A.R.D.S. nominees showed Caring, Achieving, Respectful, Dedicated, and Serving characteristics, and thus were allowed to be the first students to make their mark on the dedicated wall.

Pictures were snapped, smiles were had, and proud eyes from parents and staff focused on the Cardinal students as they signed their name and the year to mark their place on the C.A.R.D.S. wall, which will stay up for all passer buyers to see.

“This is a great honor,” one parent commented in passing to another parent. “What a fun thing for our kids to do.”

A new quarter is underway, thus a new opportunity begins for students to step up and writer their name on the C.A.R.D.S. wall.

Cardinal Caring Awards, Honorees: 

Eighth Grade:

Ali Abdallah

Grace AndersonStudents signed the C.A.R.D.S. wall representing the CARDS traits.

Sergio Castro

Valerie Depa

Jenny DeSalvo

Nick D’Onofrio

Evelyn Greenbury

Jonathan Kho

James Makarski

Braden Muhr

Max Ness

Kendall O’Malley

Adrienne Powell

Sophia Salemi

Lily Sander

Xochitl Soriano

Matthew Woloch


Seventh Grade:

Leah Chacko

Jamie Costible

Keegan DunningtonStudents signed the C.A.R.D.S. wall representing the CARDS traits.

Robbie Herrmann

KC Jones

Stephanie Leigh

Sophia Limberakis

Jairo Mata

Dan Ness

Sean Peabody

Lukas Slifie

Kevin Stokes

Connor Strubbe


Sixth Grade:

Marie Fundora

Michael Gallagher

Moira Hickey

Ari KemperasStudents signed the C.A.R.D.S. wall representing the CARDS traits.

Daisy Mendez

Shea Morris

Meghan Paral

Kasper Parobi

Triniti Pearsall

Maggie Shoemaker 

Adam Harris