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Westwood named as Lighthouse School

<p>PHOTO SUBMITTED BY SUZANNE WILSON</p><p>Assistant Superintendent Suzy Wilson along with Westwood students unveiling the Lighthouse Banner.</p>

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Assistant Superintendent Suzy Wilson along with Westwood students unveiling the Lighthouse Banner.

<p>PHOTO SUBMITTED BY SUZANNE WILSON</p><p>State Representative Charlotte Douglas presented a State Proclamation honoring Westwood’s achievement.</p>

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State Representative Charlotte Douglas presented a State Proclamation honoring Westwood’s achievement.

<p>PHOTO SUBMITTED BY SUZANNE WILSON</p><p>Greenwood’s Mayor, Doug Kinslow, thanks Braden Dahlem for introducing him as the next speaker.</p>

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Greenwood’s Mayor, Doug Kinslow, thanks Braden Dahlem for introducing him as the next speaker.

<p>PHOTO SUBMITTED BY SUZANNE WILSON</p><p>Representative Charlotte Douglas, Principal Renee Foster and Superintendent John Ciesla at the Lighthouse reception.</p>

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Representative Charlotte Douglas, Principal Renee Foster and Superintendent John Ciesla at the Lighthouse reception.

Westwood Elementary has been named as a Lighthouse School. It is only the 83rd school in the world to receive this honor from the Franklin Covey Foundation. The award is given based on high academic achievement along with an extensive list of criteria established by Franklin Covey, including school goals, school climate and school leadership.

The Westwood goal was to empower students to realize their leadership potential and find their voice as citizens of the 21st century. This was a three year process led by the Student Lighthouse Team and Staff Lighthouse Team to guide the school through a transformation from teacher centered leadership to student centered leadership.

The ceremony honoring Westwood took place on June 3 with well over 1,000 people in attendance including students, teachers, parents and government officials.

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