Kaia Kellestad — anti-bullying award

Second-grader Kaia Kellestad was awarded for her anti-bullying efforts.

MOUND — Setting an example for her fellow students, second-grader Kaia Kallestad shows everyone in her life kindness, particularly her classmates.

The Shirley Hills Primary School student was awarded the Faces of Change Award from PACER’s National Bully Prevention Center at its May 22 Unity Awards banquet, according to a news release from the Westonka School District.

The award goes to students for outstanding acts to make a difference in their communities. Kallestad was nominated for the award by her teacher Jodie Rasicot, the release says.

Rasicot says in the release Kallestad is “The perfect example of how a person should treat others.” She encourages her classmates throughout the day and her kindness rubs off on everyone, Rasicot added.

Kallestad and her parents, Jason and Kristen, and her sister, Solveig, attended the Unity Awards banquet on May 22.

The Unity Awards were first held in 2015 to recognize those working to create a world without bullying.

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