The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club is proud to sponsor the Terrific Kids program at J.V. Washam Elementary School in Cornelius and at Grand Oak Elementary School in Huntersville. Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, positive self-esteem and perseverance.  


At J.V. Washam, classroom teachers emphasize a specific character trait each month. Students in each classroom vote for the student in their room that best displays that character trait. In a special ceremony in the school gymnasium to which the families are invited, the winning students are honored by the school principal and presented with a Terrific Kids bumper sticker by our Kiwanis Club members.


At Grand Oak, the classroom teachers recommend deserving students. The students’ names are drawn in a special ceremony at the beginning of the month on live closed circuit television that is broadcast to all classrooms. The school principal and Kiwanis Club members take part in the drawing and the winning students receive a Terrific Kids bumper sticker.