CHAMPAIGN — When teachers were asked to submit Kid to Know ideas, Bryan Truttling, who teaches 4th grade at Garden Hills Elementary, quickly responded.
He knows a student whose family escaped war in the Congo seven years ago.
Promis Ahupa started school not knowing any English. It was hard and Promis admits he wasn’t always good in class, but he turned things around, learned the language and is now a standout student.
Promis is an amazing kid with an amazing attitude.
If you noticed Promis’ outfit, it’s because he’s part of the school’s Gentlemen’s Club, where they learn dressing well and being respectful go hand-in-hand.