Independence Elementary┬áhonors students’ behavior

Photos provided by MELANIE JOHNSTON -- Students in Timothy Jackson's homeroom, first row from left, Destiny Lauricella, Marquez Fultz, Brandon Bradshaw, Paola Diaz, Briay Fletcher, Alterria Byrd, Kiley Evans, Kelsey Johnson and Elvis Martinez; and second row, Christopher Franklin, Jeevan Samra, Morgan Rice, Devon Nunez, Kendrick Davis, Fred Mcdowell and Samantha Tello earned the 'Big Bass' class trophy.
Photos provided by MELANIE JOHNSTON -- Students in Timothy Jackson's homeroom, first row from left, Destiny Lauricella, Marquez Fultz, Brandon Bradshaw, Paola Diaz, Briay Fletcher, Alterria Byrd, Kiley Evans, Kelsey Johnson and Elvis Martinez; and second row, Christopher Franklin, Jeevan Samra, Morgan Rice, Devon Nunez, Kendrick Davis, Fred Mcdowell and Samantha Tello earned the 'Big Bass' class trophy.

Independence Elementary School officials named students as the “Biggest Fish” for following the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program.

Eliska Trobona, a third-grader at the school, followed the program expectations throughout the school year, school officials said.

To determine the biggest fish, teachers tallied the number of coins students received throughout the year. Students received coins when they demonstrated the program’s expectations, which are be there, participate, choose a positive attitude and make someone’s day.

Eliska earned the most coins.

Timothy Jackson’s third-grade homeroom class collected the most coins, 5,100. The students received the “Big Bass” class trophy.