McKinley Elementary School in Ottawa honored students in the Character Counts! program in April for exhibiting the pillar of perseverance. A student with perseverance keeps working and doesn't give up, according to the program. The following students from McKinley Elementary were nominated by their teachers for demonstrating perseverance: Landon Gustafson, Keagan Robertson, Willow Patarozzi, Icesis Landery, Dakota Haberkorn, Logan Schneider, Mackenzie McCoy, Maddy Samolitis, Noah Logan, Jacen Guerrero, Blake Schiltz, Douglas Sibert, Tripp Tomaseski, Dominic Melara and McKinley Shepherd. For their efforts, each student will receive a free lunch from Jimmy Johns.