On Friday, December 11, thirty lucky K-3 students were surprised with new bicycles. As part of our December activities, Startown Elementary School was excited to partner with Academy Sports of Hickory who provided the bicycles for giveaway to our K-3 students. We decided to use this opportunity as a lesson on kindness and paying it forward by allowing our students and staff to nominate students they felt were deserving of a bicycle. Student nominees were recognized for their good character, kindness, and caring attitudes. Our school had an assembly where each nominated student was surprised with a bicycle! It was clear that all the students received the gift of happiness at this special event. Thank you, Academy Sports!