Paideia High School senior Samuel “Fizi” Gentry was presented with the Valley School District Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Community Service on Wednesday, May 18 at the Board of Directors meeting. The award is given in recognition of a Paideia High School student who demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to the well-being of others, beyond the school day. Fizi’s award includes a $500 scholarship provided by the Kiwanis Club of Chewelah.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”reg” ihc_mb_template=”-1″ ]As an indication of Fizi’s dedication and service to the community, while presenting the award Superintendent Kevin Foster shared that the student has spent four weeks during each of the last three summers as a Cabin Leader at a nearby summer camp counseling and teaching younger kids. In addition, Fizi has served as a worship and small group leader at his church since 2012.
“Fizi is all heart,” acknowledges his mother, Cristi Gentry. She adds, “I am very happy for him because he has always served people on his own initiative, having a heart for the elderly and those younger. He is truly a giving guy.”
In Valley School District, one of the goals for every student is to have a positive impact on the community and improve the welfare of society. To honor achievement of that goal, high school students may be nominated for the award at any time by a staff or community member. Submissions are reviewed by Principal Matt Cox, with a recommendation made to the Superintendent based on the merits of community service by the student.
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