Campbell Students Hang Out With Pirates at Butler

CAMPBELL, Ohio – Campbell City Schools students in grades kindergarten through 7th grade spent Wednesday morning at the Butler Institute of American Art with players from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The 56 students who attended the event achieved outstanding ranking (gold) as part of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support system at the Campbell K-7 Building.

Each day students start on green (ready to learn), and can progress to gold status by keeping up their grades and helping others in class, said Jane Buckingham, assistant principal. Students who are on green 85% of the month are awarded a flame on the wall of flames and are recognized at “the wall of flames ceremony” monthly.

During yesterday’s event, breakfast was served and the students went on an art scavenger hunt throughout the museum with center fielder Keon Braxton, pitcher Nick Kingham, coach Nick Leyva and the team’s mascot, the Pirate Parrot. Prizes were also awarded to 15 lucky students, and everyone had the opportunity to make Pirates pennants and get player autographs.

“I was on gold for picking things up for other kids in the halls, helping other students with their work and getting good grades,” said James Shaffer, a 7th grade student. “It was really cool to hang out with the Pirates and get their autograph.”

Pictured: Campbell City Schools student Ariana Santos Aquino, the Pirate Parrot and Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Keon Braxton.

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