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Annual recognition event honors volunteers of the year, community

On April 26, Lake Stevens School District honored its Volunteers of the Year and Distinguished Service Award recipient for their time and contributions to our students.

Distinguished Service Award
The Lake Stevens Education Foundation was selected for the 2023 Distinguished Service Award. Since 1993, the Lake Stevens Education Foundation has been an integral part of our community and our school district. LSEF is a non-profit charitable organization managed by these amazing volunteers. LSEF members are active in our schools and are teaching our students to be contributing members of society and servant leaders.

"The Lake Stevens Education Foundation supports our district in a myriad of ways, including scholarships for students, the Academic Beginnings for Children early learning program, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and through Innovative Teaching and Learning Grants. LSEF has contributed nearly $100,000 in grants to our teachers over the past 30 years," said Dr. Ken Collins, Superintendent. "The Lake Stevens School District and our entire community greatly benefit from the Lake Stevens Education Foundation and their generosity. We sincerely appreciate their support."

Volunteers of the Year
Each school selected a Volunteer of the Year who was introduced by the building principal or a member of the school’s staff, and honored with an inscribed vase and flowers.

  • Lake Stevens High School: Dr. Jared Anderson
  • Cavelero Mid High School: Jan Novak
  • Lake Stevens Middle School: Katie Rugg
  • North Lake Middle School: Cassie Mulivrana
  • Glenwood Elementary School: Joelle Martin
  • Hillcrest Elementary School: Tammy Kim
  • Highland Elementary School: Rachel Stutes
  • Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School: Mary Rand
  • Skyline Elementary School: Kristina Schweizer
  • Stevens Creek Elementary School: Rachel Beyer
  • Sunnycrest Elementary School: Nichole Kirschner
  • Early Learning Center: Andrew Wild
  • HomeLink: Angel Brave

"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 Collins. "Volunteers help us build better, stronger, healthier schools and communities."

Following the program, guests were treated to sweet and savory treats courtesy of the district's Food & Nutrition Services Department.

During last week's National Volunteer Appreciation Week, schools distributed tote bags to volunteers as a small token of the district's appreciation for their dedication to our students.

Proceeds from the annual Lake Stevens Holiday Maker Fair (formerly called the Dickens Fair) fund the district's volunteer recognition events and gifts.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities on our volunteering page.