There are a lot who work behind the scenes in the school system that often go unrecognized. At Seaman High School, they wanted to change this.
Honoring The School Custodian
It is not unlikely that a lot of kids take the clean environment of their school for granted. The students at Seaman wanted to show their appreciation to the person who was responsible at their School for its upkeep.
Honoring Kendall Epperson
Each year the students nominate an “unsung hero” This year, the class president, along with other students, chose Kendall.
Kendall has close ties to the school, as it was one that he graduated from. He is also a retired veteran who lives by the code that he was taught while in the army.
The Art Students Contribution
Once Kendall had been chosen as the unsung hero, a photograph of him was given to the art students. The picture was divided into several sections, and each student went about their work to create a wall-sized portrait of the custodian.
Prior to the unveiling of the portrait, several of the students spoke about Kendall recalling what they like about him the most.
When the unveiling took place, the likeness that the art students had created was unbelievable.
Passing It On
The thoughts of the students were that they want to show their appreciation of Kendall in the same way that he appreciates the students within the school.
For Kendall, he considers the recognition a big honor and knows without a doubt that he is greatly appreciated.
Other Students Carrying On The Same Concept
There are several other great stories of students showing their appreciation to the support staff that works at their schools.
Heritage High School Honors Custodian and Cafeteria Worker
This school held a huge pep rally and gave both the custodian and cafeteria worker gifts. But, the thought and work that went into this was the biggest gift of all.
Rocky Gets The Surprise Of His Life
Rocky has been the custodian at Los Primeros for thirty-three years. But, out of those days, there is likely one that stood out the most.
The students decided to honor him but told him that he was just being interviewed for a video. Rocky is a big fan of the 49ers. When Adam Schneider found out about this, he flew out to be part of the honoring of Rocky.
Students called Rocky into the gym under a false pretense, and he enjoyed the time of his life as the students honored him.
Mr. D. Is Honored
This school custodian left his job because he was battling cancer and wanted to spend more time with his family. But the school didn’t forget about him and wanted to honor his service to the school. Some of the kids even wore fake beards to look like him.
These are just a few great stories of making some happy and kids showing appreciation to those who play such an important part in their lives, even though it is behind the scenes.
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