Each year Leigh Spencer’s West Plains Elementary 4th grade class writes a book and has it published. This year the class chose the topic "Everyday Heroes". The class decided to host a reception to honor the everyday heroes they wrote about in the book. Students chose their parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, the West Plains Police Department, the school resource officer, Mr. Orchard, and several teachers. At the reception, students took turns speaking about why they chose their hero, then awarded them with a medal. This project was among many project based learning projects happening all over the district. Well done Mrs. Spencer’s 4th grade class!! Special thanks to Hibbys Grille for providing the meal, the cake and the venue. And thank you to Ozark Awards for helping to provide the medals.