Willow Valley Middle School
The Outstanding Outcomes Award
Angela has been following the VISTA motto of “Getting things done!” for her school. She recently created a program titled Mission Impossible: No Missing Assignment that rewards students for turning in all of their classwork. The program has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers, staff, and eager-to-participate students. She has also been busy creating lesson plans, helping organize a school advisory board, and arranging additional student support. Even with all that on her plate, she continues to help coordinate Willow Valley’s college & career readiness program. Keep up the good work, Angela!
Jason Jensen, Sound Beginnings Preschool
The Above & Beyond Award
Jason is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it at Sound Beginnings, even when his own schedule is already filled to the max. Jason understands that being a VISTA Member goes beyond performance measures and program outcomes; he knows that helping people is of utmost importance to our mission and works hard to make his coworkers and supervisors happy. He is always volunteering for extra projects and checking in on people to see how they are doing. Way to go, Jason!
Jennie Hymas, Title VII Program
The Perseverance Award
Jennie has recently come across some tough situations in her work with the Title VII Native American program, as several of the students she works with on a regular basis face difficult circumstances. Jennie has supported her students throughout their trials and made sure they were getting help they needed at school. By providing a secure safety net, Jennie has helped her students overcome adversity and succeed academically. We appreciate your dedication to your students and program, Jennie!
Sky View High School
The Good Role Model Award
Jon is great to work with and a good role model at Sky View. He is a fun person to talk to and always in a cheerful mood no matter the situation. Jon is willing to help his fellow VISTA Members Jaclyn and Rebecca with extra projects such as Red Ribbon week, a campaign that discourages students from using drugs. Jon also helps his coworkers calm down in times of stress by taking the time to help them see the big picture and that everything will be OK. Thanks for being awesome, Jon!