The Crossville Lions Club recognized the recipients of the G.O.O.D. (Going On Or Defeated) Award at a dinner in their honor on April 9, 2013.
The program was developed by Ron Derry, a teacher for 18 years before he lost his eyesight. He asked himself if he was going on with his life, or was blindness going to defeat him? He chose to go on.
One eighth-grader from each elementary school is selected by their teachers, based upon 10 behaviors that reflect caring, cooperation, fairness, honesty, manners, respect and responsibility. These students never give up. They maintain a positive attitude in a tough situation and they do their best at each task they are assigned. These eighth-graders received a certificate and a gift card for being G.O.O.D. students.
This was the 15th year that the Crossville Lions Club has presented the G.O.O.D. Awards.