There was a recent invasion of “BUGs” at an area school, and the Kiwanis Club of Maryville was there to reward those responsible.
BUGs is Bring Up Grades, a program of the Kiwanis Club of Maryville to reward kids who work hard and bring up at least one grade from the first marking period without letting another grade fall.
Four Maryville Kiwanians were on hand to award 76 Foothills Elementary School fourth graders for their BUGs. Kiwanian Susan Hughes, who is the BUGs coordinator, presented certificates and BUG pencils, buttons and stickers to the students.
“Kiwanians, teachers and principal were all gratified that 76 kids of the 110 fourth graders brought up at least one grade from the first marking period without letting another grade fall,” said Hughes. “Well done to Foothills Elementary School, your fine teachers and your wonderful fourth graders.”
This is the first BUG program in any Blount County or Maryville City School. The club hopes to expand the program to other schools and grades.
Maryville Kiwanis meets on Tuesdays at noon at Green Meadow Country Club. Contact President Robert Russell at 865-384-7092 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the club or for more information on BUGs or any of the Kiwanis programs.
On the web, go to www.maryvillekiwanis.org.