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Recognized: SHSD’s February Community Impact Awards

Recognized: SHSD’s February Community Impact Awards

During the St. Helens School District (SHSD) board meeting on Jan. 24, School Board Chair Melody Killens, fellow School Board members, and Superintendent Stockwell presented Community Impact Awards to Bay Scholl, Chris Hawkins, and Stan Girard.

The awards are presented to a student, a staff member, and a community member to recognize their contributions to the St. Helens School District.

Bay Scholl

Bay received this honor in recognition of their unwavering commitment to the Early Learning Programs and their willingness to engage with young learners in a fun and interactive manner.

Bay Scholl is an exceptional and dedicated student who consistently goes above and beyond to contribute to our Early Learning Programs. As a participant in the ECE Practicum program, Bay dedicates a portion of their day to assist in our Otter Pups Preschool classroom, showcasing a genuine passion for early childhood education.

Bay serves as a student worker with remarkable flexibility, seamlessly stepping in to substitute for others in the infant/toddler Cubs Corner Classrooms. Beyond regular duties, Bay volunteers to embody Freddy the Frog, our beloved mascot, during Ready Freddy Kindergarten events held on Saturdays. This not only demonstrates commitment but also reflects a willingness to engage with young learners in a fun and interactive manner.

Bay eagerly takes on new challenges, as shown by their active participation in interviews for the addition of a new teacher to our team.

This not only showcases their dedication to personal and professional growth but also emphasizes their reliability and enthusiasm to contribute to the success of our team.

In every opportunity to learn and try something new, Bay consistently demonstrates unwavering support and reliability. Their invaluable contributions make them an integral member of our Early Learning Team.

Chris Hawkins

Chris received this honor in recognition of his life-saving intervention and for his dedication to the well-being and safety of students.

Chris Hawkins’s contributions to Lewis & Clark Elementary are endless. He actively looks for ways to provide support and contribute to the overall growth and development of every student in our school community.

Recently, Chris noticed a student in distress and quickly stepped in using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue the student from the critical situation. Chris’s heroic life-saving intervention in this emergency reinforces his dedication to the well-being and safety of our students.

Beyond his remarkable life-saving act, Chris is known for his genuine commitment to creating a positive and supportive school community. He goes above and beyond by ensuring he knows each student by name, fostering a sense of connection and familiarity within the school environment.

Chris is not merely confined to his official duties; he can be seen during key times of the day, such as breakfast, lunch, and bus duty. Chris actively works to build meaningful connections with students.

One of Chris’s standout qualities is his willingness to step in and offer assistance without being prompted. Whether it’s lending a helping hand during an activity or addressing a situation that requires immediate attention, Chris is always ready to support and ensure the well-being of students and staff alike.

Chris’s dedication to the safety, well-being, and positive development of our students sets an exemplary standard for all members of our school community.

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