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Model student KCody Rogers finds fun in learning
Julien Elementary Principal Linda Murphy-Lopes presents KCody Rogers with a certificate that recognizes his accomplishment in the Every Student Succeeding program.

At 10 years old, KCody Rogers possesses the traits that are usually only seen in adults: respect, hard work and goal setting. A fourth grader at Julien Elementary, KCody is an intrepid student that has found the joy in education at an early age.

“I can have a fun time explaining stuff with my teachers, like working with tiles to explain math,” said KCody.

While math is his favorite subject, the enthusiastic fourth grader also has a love for science and writing because of their experimental quality.

“With science you can do experiments and they come out cool or you can do so much with writing, like you can write your own story from your imagination. You can do so much,” said KCody.

KCody’s zest for learning and understanding of the sanctity of the classroom at school has earned him the Character Counts Award for Respect, a monthly award given to one student at each school throughout the Turlock Unified School District that exemplifies that month’s trait. 

KCody is also a recent recipient of the Every Student Succeeding award which is given to students who have overcome challenges or gone beyond expectations to do their best. Kcody attended the breakfast meeting in Modesto earlier this month where he met the TUSD Superintendent Sonny DaMarto and enjoyed a moment of special acknowledgment for his hard work.

With recent recognition for his academic and personal efforts to not just be a good student but a leader, KCody plans to continue to work hard and do his best on upcoming challenges. In the future, he plans to use his academic abilities and the morals and values he has learned, such as respect, to enforce the law as a police officer.