Kiwanis Terrific Kids from St. Luke
Abbey Koffler, daughter of Denise and Jeromy Koffler and sister of Thomas, Anna and Nick, is in the eighth grade.
Abbey loves P.E./health because she likes learning about the human body. She also enjoys art and social studies.
Abbey would like to attend Western Oregon University after serving two years in the Army or Navy. She would like to be a P.E. teacher. Abbey loves softball and being the baby of the family. Someday she would like to go to Europe.
Her teachers say: "Abby has been a wonderful addition to St. Luke. She was an integral part of our soccer team this year because of her competitiveness and how she brings out the best in her peers. In the classroom, Abby is an outspoken leader who isn't shy about sharing her opinion and challenging her classmates to dive deeper into their understanding of curriculum and our faith. Abby is responsible and respectful and she represents our CASAs well. Abbey approaches each school day with positivity and a can-do attitude. She attends to tasks with thoughtfulness and effort, and she is reflective about her learning. Abbey asks questions, sees mistakes as opportunities for learning, and exhibits grit when challenged. I am especially impressed with the way Abbey pushes herself out of her comfort zone in order to grow as a learner, a friend and a person of faith. Abbey is a cherished classmate, a spirited athlete and a truly terrific kid."
Paisley Rains, daughter of Gena and Josh Rains and sister of Dax, Nash, Boston, Easton and Lexi, is in the sixth grade.
Paisley loves math, art and P.E. She likes being able to change classes and teachers in middle school. She is enjoying her writing assignments in English language Arts and the experiments in science. After high school, she would like to attend Oregon State University and become a dance teacher, eventually owning her own studio. Someday she would like to visit Germany.
Paisley likes being the oldest child because she is able to have her friends over because they don't make a mess.
Her teachers said about her: "Paisley exudes kindness and greatly contributes to the spirit, faith, and community of our school. As a quiet leader, Paisley leads by example in the classroom, and is a conscientious and enthusiastic learner. Her work is of the highest quality, and she expects a great deal from herself. She respects her peers and teachers, and is a great role model to the younger students. She is very helpful during house group time and at Mass. She expertly balances school with a number of sports, a spot on our leadership team, a strong faith and a fun-filled family life. Paisley is dedicated to her school work, her faith and her friends. Her sincere and compassionate heart makes her a ready and valued friend to all."+