Castlio Elementary Sisters Honored with Good Citizenship Award

Posted on 09/10/2016

Castlio students, and sisters, Nora Sage Spellman and Brielle Spellman are great examples of compassion and dedication, and they help prove that supporting a good cause is possible at any age.

The two sisters were honored with the Good Citizenship Award last month, after hosting a LemonAID stand fundraiser and collecting $1,545 to support two special causes: The BackStoppers and Ballwin Officer Mike Flamion.

It was a hot day in July, with temperatures over 100 degrees, but the Spellman sisters showed perseverance as they attracted hundreds of people who came by to donate money in exchange for a cool glass of lemonade.

norabrielleAs a special surprise, many first responders from across the region, including the Cottleville firefighters and Ballwin Chief of Police Kevin Scott, made an appearance to show their support.

This great achievement didn’t go unnoticed, and both 5-year-old Nora and 7-year-old Brielle were recognized for their efforts with the Good Citizenship Award, presented by the Cottleville Fire Protection District. The girls were also honored with a check presentation ceremony by The BackStoppers and Fire Chief Ron Battelle.

“It was a new, nervous experience for them and they did very well,” said mother Cindy Spellman. “None of us ever expected the attention from this and I hope with each experience, they realize how neat it is to have ideas, see them through and help other people.”

Castlio principal Dr. Bridgett Niedringhaus is proud of Nora and Brielle and knows that the girls show great character both in and out of school.

“Nora is energetic, loves school and is a good friend to her classmates,” Niedringhaus said. “Brielle is very thoughtful, always tries her best, and shows compassion to others.”

FHSD congratulates these outstanding young women on their award!



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