Local Students Honored on Final 2023/2024 Wall of Fame


Local students were honored on the Wall of Fame at Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken in Bellefontaine Tuesday evening.

The wall hosts up to six local Bellefontaine City School students and Calvary Christian students each quarter of the school year.

Each school was asked to select one student and provide a summary of why the student was chosen.

Their photo and the summary now hang in the restaurant on the Wall of Fame.

They were each selected for their leadership, selfless service to others, and dedication to making the community better.

Photo Credit: Gary Kauffman

Listed below are the students and what their schools had to say about why they were selected:

1. Tilly Jervis

Bellefontaine Elementary is thrilled to honor Kindergarten student, Tilly Jervis as our Lee’s Wall of Fame Winner for the fourth quarter.  Tilly is an exceptional student and person!  She comes in every morning with a smile on her face and is eager to learn.  Her positive attitude is infectious and helps create a welcoming learning environment for her peers.  She is passionate about the work she completes, shows her creativity, and always gives her best effort.  Tilly is a great friend to all and is kind and respectful to others.  She is always willing to lend a helping hand to her classmates or any staff member.  She is a true pleasure to have at BES and definitely deserving of this award.

2. Gunnar Stratton

Gunnar is a friend to all students and is always exhibiting a positive attitude. He shows kindness to all, including students who are not always the nicest to him. He is caring toward others and is friendly to adults as well as other students. Gunnar maintains exceptional grades and has good attendance. He is never in the office for inappropriate behaviors and is very respectful to adults. Gunnar truly is a gentleman and a leader in kindness at the BIS!

3. Elsie Welch

Elsie is an amazing young lady. She is always willing to help others without being asked. She sees someone in need and steps in to help in a genuine way. The students look up to her and appreciate her. Not only is she kind-hearted towards her peers and adults, she is a hard worker in the classroom as well. Her responsible work ethic and focus on her academics make her the perfect candidate for this award.

4. Skybree Knotts

Skybree Knotts is a Chieftain Leader through and through.  She demonstrates Chieftain Pride with everything she does both in and out of the classroom.  Skybree shows respect to every person she comes in contact with, and treats everyone with genuine kindness.  Skybree is not just academically talented, but also participates in many extracurricular activities in our music department, is the President of FCCLA, and is a member of the school bowling team.  She is the definition of a leader, and we are beyond grateful to have her be a part of Chieftain Nation. We wish her the best of luck as she transitions into her adult life and cannot wait to see what she accomplishes.

5. Avery McCarty  (7th grade)

Avery is quick to volunteer whenever something needs done. She shows initiative by often being the first one to take out trash after lunch, and she encourages her classmates to do the same. Not only does she volunteer, but if she is asked to do something, she always responds with a smile and fulfills her obligations cheerfully.

6. Lincoln Roell (10th grade)

Lincoln exemplifies the definition of integrity. He continues to do what’s right even when no one is looking. He is a positive leader even in the face of adversity and even if it means being the only one to stand up for what is right. Due to Lincoln’s humble nature, he can sometimes be overlooked for recognition. He is a hard worker and strives to do his best.