On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1st Grader Derek Valenzuela was Principal for the Day at The Chapel School. The day started by welcoming Chapel students on car line and taking some pictures to post on FaceBook. Then Derek went to Chapel Service led by Pastor Hartwell celebrating everyone’s birthdays. After Chapel, he handed out “Worker of the Week” and “Character Trait of the Month - Trustworthiness” awards in front of the entire school. At 9:50 AM, Principal Valenzuela made a PA announcement that we were having a Fire Drill at 10 AM. “Everyone was present and accounted for,” he said. “So I dismissed them back to their classrooms and told them to work hard.” When asked what his favorite part of the day was, Derek said, “When I got to visit my class and give Mrs. Kolb a check for working hard as my teacher.”
This experience was the result of a prize won at the 2017 Gathering of Friends Gala and Auction on March 17.