By WVUA 23 Web Writer Kevin McPartland

Maxwell Elementary School was lit up with excitement yesterday as they celebrated a big achievement.

The school created a human light house in honor of achieving Light House status in the Leader in Me school program.

The Leader in Me program is a school transformation project designed to empower students. The program emphasizes leadership and 21st century life skills, and encourages all students to be leaders in their schools.

Light House status within the program is a prestigious award, and it is now one of only 186 schools worldwide to receive the honor.

The school was awarded the status for implementing seven habits from student leadership roles, student learning goals and goal oriented classes.

The students wore colored shirts and sat in the outline of a light house while a picture was taken from above.

Maxwell Principal Connie Cooley was very proud of her students and her staff.

“I’m excited today that we get to celebrate with our kids, with our teachers, our entire faculty, with our parents, with our community, and what better way to do that than build a lighthouse to celebrate our accomplishment?”

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