Each trimester, the kindergarten teachers award one student from each class with the "Leadership Award" which is presented by the local Naval Base. Last trimester, one of Owen's friends won the award. (this was the first awards ceremony that Owen was at since he moved to the new school, Loma Portal, from Pacifica). Owen was somewhat jealous and somewhat curious of the award. He was determine to get the award the next time. He asked his teacher, Ms. Neimela, what it would take to win the award. She explained that it was based on how well a student behaved and participated in class so that others would follow his/her lead. Owen worked hard and the results paid off... It was this inquisitiveness and determination that made mom and dad proud.