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Volunteers of the Year honored by school board

On April 24, the Lake Stevens School District Board of Directors honored Volunteers of the Year from each of its schools, and named a Distinguished Service Award recipient. This school year, our powerful team of 4,000+ volunteers served more than 43,000 hours.

Volunteers of the Year were introduced by their school’s principal and presented with an inscribed vase and flowers. Following the program, guests were treated to sweet and savory treats courtesy of the district’s Food & Nutrition Services Department. (Proceeds from the annual Dickens Fair fund the annual Volunteer Celebration.)

2019 Volunteers of the Year

  • Glenwood, Kristin Backhus
  • Highland, Jesi Darboe
  • Hillcrest, Rachel Burnett
  • Mt. Pilchuck, Stuart Snyder
  • Skyline, Heidi Smith
  • Stevens Creek, Emily Stainbrook
  • Sunnycrest, Renee LaSalle
  • Lake Stevens Middle School, Debra Kay Matthews
  • North Lake Middle School, Liz Janssen
  • Cavelero Mid High School, Paul Fountain
  • Lake Stevens High School, Sharilyn Lippmann
  • Early Learning Center, Carmen Daza Miranda
  • HomeLink, Lisa Huyboom
  • Distinguished Service Award, Rotary Club of Lake Stevens

“Volunteerism is critical to the success of our district,” said Dr. Amy Beth Cook, Superintendent of Lake Stevens School District. “Our volunteers help us to build better, stronger, healthier schools and to enhance our community. We appreciate the time, skills, knowledge, energy and commitment our volunteers give to the children of Lake Stevens.”

A Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a business or community member for outstanding support of schools and the district, was presented to the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens.

"For the past 28 years, Rotary has been an integral part of our community and our school district,” said Cook. “Rotarians are active volunteers in our schools, and are teaching our students to be contributing members of society and servant leaders. The Lake Stevens community also greatly benefits from Rotary’s generosity. What’s greater still is that you can find our Rotarians leading our community in their ‘day jobs’ and also serving on numerous other community boards and service clubs. Our Rotarians truly embody their motto of Service Above Self.”

Volunteers of the Year