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Exceptional Volunteers to be honored for service to students, staff, schools
They work with students on reading, math and other important skills.  They take care of mundane tasks like copying and filing, so teachers can focus on teaching.  They serve on countless committees and organize events ranging from book fairs to fundraisers.  But most of all, they provide inspiration and support to students and staff in every Cherry Creek school every day of the year.  They are the Cherry Creek School District’s 2012 Exceptional Volunteers; parents and grandparents, businesspeople and retirees, who volunteer thousands of hours annually in Cherry Creek schools.
 
“These remarkable people support our goal of academic achievement and success for all students by giving generously of their time and talents,” said Superintendent Mary Chesley.  “They also set a wonderful example of volunteerism and community service for our students.”
 
Sixty-two outstanding volunteers will be honored by the Cherry Creek School District and Parents’ Council at the 2012 Exceptional Volunteer Event, which will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.  Each honoree will receive the Wendy DeBell Exceptional Volunteer Award, named after long-time volunteer and former Board of Education President Wendy DeBell.
 
Every elementary, middle and high school in the district, along with some district committees, nominated an Exceptional Volunteer. 
 
Meadow Point Elementary honored Wilson Croom; “Every week, rain, snow or shine, for the past five years, Wilson has been supporting and mentoring our students.”  Village East Elementary recognized Elizabeth Dominguez; “Elizabeth has devoted countless hours to working one-on-one with third graders to help them build a strong foundation in math.”  Anita Corwin is the 2012 Exceptional Volunteer from West Middle School.  “Since Anita stepped foot in West, she has given her time and enthusiasm to chair three positions:  hospitality, promotions, and nominating.  Every West student has benefitted in some way by her inability to “just say no!”
 
To make a reservation for the 2012 Exceptional Volunteer Event visit BlackTie-Colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code ccsf419.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities in the Cherry Creek School District, contact the Cherry Creek School/Community Partnership office at 720-554-4231.
 
Here is a complete list of the 2012 Exceptional Volunteers:
1. Antelope Ridge Angie Stohl
2. Arrowhead Carla Krebs / Julie Smith
3. Aspen Crossing Neliza Kriedmann
4. Belleview  Donna Bucholtz
5. Buffalo Trail Ann Moore
6. Campus MS Joan Adams
7. Canyon Creek Miriam Lay
8. Challenge Bernadette Kingsland
9. Cherokee Trail HS Gloria Wheeler
10. Cherry Creek Academy Karen Secor
11. Cherry Creek HS Lisa Chaiken
12. Cherry Hills Village Honey Beggins
13. Cimarron Lori Guthrie
14. Cottonwood Creek Rachel Petrie
15. Coyote Hills Ellen Pesavento
16. Creekside Sarah Klingler
17. Dakota Valley Pamela Chandanai
18. Dry Creek Janis Ingram
19. Eaglecrest HS Jackie Muhlithaler
20. Eastridge Dolly Lager
21. Falcon Creek Aurora Stein
22. Fox Hollow Sydney Alie
23. Fox Ridge MS Mary Ann Moultrie
24. Grandview HS Jill Seagren
25. Greenwood Casey Lloyd
26. Heritage Julie Harris
27. High Plains Tracie Slater
28. Highline Misty Howell
29. Hollys Amy Carroll
30. Homestead Joni Ann Morella
31. Horizon MS Delinda Pinson
32. Independence Tiana Claypool
33. Indian Ridge Kate Miller
34. Laredo MS Kim Dyer
35. Legislative Network Mariellen Guerra
36. Liberty MS Kelly Bates
37. Meadow Point Wilson Croom
38. Mission Viejo Dorcas Hunsucker
39. Overland HS Karen Snyder
40. Peakview Carol Bryan
41. Pine Ridge Jennifer Anderson
42. Polton Jennifer McMeekin
43. Ponderosa Marie Bacon
44. Prairie MS Jaime Samudio
45. Red Hawk Ridge Tanya Muniz
46. Rolling Hills Mary Ann Mares
47. Sagebrush Cristina dePalma-Vega
48. Sky Vista Marion Kunkel
49. Smoky Hill HS Jean Solis
50. Summit Dan & Donna Carney
51. Sunrise Katie Douglas
52. Thunder Ridge MS Marc and Joanna Saunders
53. Timberline Doreen Stokes
54. Trails West Sheila Bengtson
55. Village East Elizabeth Dominguez
56. Walnut Hills Elizabeth Atwell
57. West MS Anita Corwin
58. Willow Creek Eric & Heidi Parish
Posted 4/11/2012 11:44 AM
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