Lana Hiskey
Cherry Creek Elementary is a Leader in Me school. The students, faculty, and staff live Stephen Covey’s 7 habits: be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw.
Leadership Day is a special day that Cherry Creek Crocs celebrate.  Every year the school showcases leadership at the school.  A variety of students at our school participate in Leadership Day.  The choir leaders sing, the dance leaders dance, and orchestra leaders perform!  Some students greet visitors, give speeches, and everyone shows how they are a leader at Cherry Creek.
Mr. Duncan took a few minutes to share some of his reflections from the third annual Leadership Day. To hear his humility and gratitude in his voice was touching. Here's a brief summary of what he shared:
“The turn-out from parents and community members was overwhelming. In case you didn't turn around, there was standing room only in the back of the auditorium. To take time on a Tuesday afternoon is difficult for many families and working individuals. This alone was a huge sign of support.
“Synergy. It's real. Every student at Cherry Creek played a part in Leadership Day, whether on stage or in the days and weeks leading up to it. The air has been full of energy, excitement, and cooperation. All of the teachers were on board and managed all of the rehearsal time and schedule changes without complaint. Not a single bad attitude in the building.
“Hopefully every student, parent, and guest could see that at Cherry Creek, we value every single student as an important person who has inherent talent and worth. The feedback from parents was overwhelming and personal. It is clear that the Leader In Me program in fact has made a difference in the lives of our students, and that makes all of this worth it.
“Thank you again to all who came, contributed, and shared in our successes.”

Congratulations to Nanette Davis for answering this week’s “Where are we Wednesday?” challenge sponsored by Wiggy Wash.