Volunteers are valuable assets in all areas of endeavor in the school system that evolves or unites many around a common goal. The common goal with all school districts is to provide a quality education for all students in an environment conducive to learning. The schools, communities, the states and the nation all sing praises to all school volunteers---the unsung heroes of education.
St. Lucie Public Schools’ Volunteers of the Year for three categories were announced at the February 26, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. Prior to the meeting, an appreciation celebration was held for all of the nominees and their families in the Superintendent’s Suite sponsored by the St. Lucie Education Foundation.
District volunteers: Adult Volunteer is Kim Guettler from Fairlawn Elementary, Youth Volunteer is Jordan Trojanowski, a student at Westwood High School nominated by Southern Oaks Middle School, and Senior Volunteer is Lucille Van Doorn from Parkway Elementary. Their nominations will go on to regional competition for the state award.
In special recognition to volunteers of Northport K-8, Principal Glenn Rustay, media specialist and volunteer coordinator, Lynne Gruszka, along with the entire school community gave recognition of honor to Senior Volunteer of the Year Kay Egan and Adult Volunteer of the Year Suzi Scott. The two women were honored at a reception at the St. Lucie County School Board recently along with many other volunteers who work diligently to support students, teachers and school staff members within the county. Mrs. Egan and Mrs. Scott assist teachers in any way possible, including cooking, mentoring students, running copies, purchasing supplies and goodies as well as assisting the PTO and the school administration. Special thanks and accolades to all Northport K-8 School volunteers.
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) March 2013