The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2020 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its April board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community members.
Award recipients were: High school teachers Steve Nygreen and Kate Sorenson, elementary teacher Cassie Williams and elementary classified employee Maria Zaragoza.
The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at a future board meeting.
The recipients will also be recognized this fall at the Night of Excellence sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce.
A big congratulations to others nominees: Bill Thompson, Heather Teague, Eric Sivertson, Dane Johnson, Anita Johanson, Carmen Fretwell, Sarah Wiggum, Kari Petersen, Michelle Rogge, George Valencia, Angel Gosvenor and Trista Walters.
Maria Zaragoza - “Every day I am impressed with Maria’s attentiveness to student needs. She treats each student with true compassion, respect and nurturing and makes them feel safe in her care. She truly loves kids and works hard at establishing a positive relationship with them.”
Steve Nygreen - Students stated, he just makes math easier, I didn’t like math until I had Mr. Nygreen.”
Kate Sorenson - “Kate is a powerhouse of an educator and advisor. She has created several new clubs and programs that enhance Manson School District.”