Van Wert Elementary School recently honored students who display “gratefulness” for the Word of the Week award. Pictured with Mr. Gehres, principal, and Mr. Krogman, assistant principal, are students recognized for being grateful, appreciative and thankful. Award winners this week are Zach, first grade; Chandler, second grade; Natalie, third grade; Joey, fourth grade; and Carmen, fifth grade. Each child received a free Mighty Kids Meal from the local McDonalds, a free taco from the local Taco Bell, and a certificate from WERT Radio.