State Farm employees in Tulsa recognize some 'Smart Kids'

Tuesday, April 23rd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Making the grade is paying off for some Tulsa students. 14 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from Foster Middle School were recognized Tuesday for their perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

State Farm hosted Tuesday's 'Celebration of Success.' The insurance company has a 10-year Adopt-A-School partnership with Foster. Aside from all the applause and a standing ovation, students were treated to lunch and got a certificate of recognition.

Kelly Dunkerley with State Farm says the positive reinforcement is important to the students' growth. "So often we hear negative things that happen in schools and problems the children might be having. This is a good opportunity for us to invite students who are doing very well and show them as an example for others to follow."

Several State Farm employees participate in mentoring relationships with students at Foster.