Perseverance at Byam: On October 8, the students at Byam had grade level PRIDE meetings with Mr. Fredette our principal and Ms. Gesualdi our guidance counselor. The focus of these meetings was the core value of perseverance. Working hard and not giving up even when something is difficult is an important message and the story Mia Hamm Winners Never Quit by Carol Thompson was used as the springboard for these meetings. The story tells about a young Mia Hamm wanting to quit when soccer games didn't go her way. After discussing how she did show perseverance by the end of the story, examples of how we can exhibit perseverance at school and home were shared.