On Tuesday, May 7, Lake Stevens School District honored its hundreds of volunteers and the students whose work was published in the 2012-13 calendar.
This school year, more than 1,100 volunteers served more than 34,000 hours. Each school selected a Volunteer of the Year who was introduced by the building principal and honored with a special golden apple.
• Glenwood Elementary: Robin Giuliacci
• Highland Elementary: Kandace Rea and Jennifer Lai
• Hillcrest Elementary: BriAnna Carter
• Mt. Pilchuck Elementary: Debbie Lohnes
• Skyline Elementary: Kristin Wells
• Sunnycrest Elementary: Emily Stainbrook
• Lake Stevens Middle: Don Bundy
• North Lake Middle: Melonie Grieser
•Cavelero Mid High: JoAnn Cross
•Lake Stevens High: Joe and Veronica Mulligan
• HomeLink: Heather Stribling
•Early Learning Center: Laurie Jo Moore
“This event pays tribute to the hundreds of volunteers across the district who give of themselves to better our schools and community through their work with children,” said Dr. Amy Beth Cook, Superintendent of Lake Stevens School District. “Volunteers help us build better, stronger, healthier schools and communities.”
A Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a business or organization for outstanding support of schools and the district, was presented to Pam Stevens, managing editor and co-publisher of the Lake Stevens Journal and the Granite Falls Press. For more than 13 years, Stevens has been an active member of the Lake Stevens community and a consummate supporter of the Lake Stevens School District.
“Pam helps to communicate our celebrations; highlight our students and staff members; and share important updates and announcements with readers,” said Cook. “Her children attend our schools, and she has been actively involved in PTA and as a classroom volunteer. In what little free time she has, Pam immerses herself in community organizations that benefit our schools. Our sincere appreciation and gratitude goes to Pam for her tireless support of the Lake Stevens School District and our greater community.”
Student artists each received a certificate of recognition for their contributions to the calendar.
Students from Highland Elementary School kicked-off the program with a musical scene from “Aladdin, Jr.” and the Cavelero Mid High School Jazz Band performed.
Following the program, guests were treated to sweet and savory treats courtesy of the district’s Food & Nutrition Services Department.