Indian Awards Were Given at the School Board Meeting for GSISD

February 14, 2020

The Indian Award for the Elementary was awarded to Amy Sanchez. Mrs. Cindy LaPrade said, “Amy is always focused and ready to learn each day and has such a positive attitude. She is very respectful to all teachers and peers. Although she is very shy, Amy always has a smile on her face when playing with her friends at recess or working together during stations. I am extremely proud of her and honored to be given the opportunity to be her teacher this year. There is no one more deserving of this award."

Indian Award for Intermediate was awarded to Cooper Mayne. Cooper Mayne is a great friend to his classmates. He is always willing to help his teacher and fellow classmates when they need help. He works hard and perseveres until he is successful on the task at hand. He wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Cooper Mayne loves to play basketball.

Indian Award for the Middle School was awarded to Kolbi Phillips. Ryan Simmons said, "Kolbi is very studious and conscientious. She works diligently and is always setting a positive example for her peers. She has a positive attitude and is a joy to teach! Mrs. Caroline LaPrade also adds, "I have had the pleasure of teaching Kolbi for 2 years and she is an absolute JOY. Kolbi is responsible and mature and sets an incredible example for her classmates. She is a quiet girl, but always comes to class prepared and is willing to share in our class discussions if I ask her opinion. She stays focused in class and is willing to help her classmates when needed. I adore sweet Kolbi and think she is SO deserving of this award!".

Indian Award for the High School was awarded to Michael Henson. Michael is involved in multiple activities, engaged academically and does well, respectful to peers and adults, and a hard working young man.

Courtenay Gunnels was awarded the WhataStaff Member award at the School Board Meeting. Mrs. Core says, “Courtenay was chosen, because of her dedication and love to our students. She has a positive contagious attitude that permeates her classroom and our building. She is a lifelong learner and is always looking for the best way to impart that love of math to her students."