Eagle Mentor Awards nominations sought

By Lenny C. Lepola

March 19, 2014

Each year members of the Big Walnut Local School District honor their own at a ceremony and dinner hosted by Roush Honda at Big Walnut High School immediately preceding the May Big Walnut Board of Education meeting. Recognized during the ceremony are that school year’s recipients of the Roush Honda Golden Eagle Mentor Award.

Roush Honda Golden Eagle Mentor Award recipients are selected through a nomination process that begins in March when school administrators, staff members and area residents nominate individuals they believe have made a positive impact in the life of Big Walnut students.

Criteria included involvement, support and communication for the school building and community; impacting the lives of children in a positive manner; and promoting the welfare of children at home, school or community.

A panel of volunteers and staff then selects the final honorees.

During last Thursday (March 13) evening’s Big Walnut Board of Education meeting, District Superintendent Steve Mazzi said the deadline for Golden Eagle Mentor Award nominations is Monday, April 7.

“The Eagle Mentor Awards is a way to recognize staff and community members who go above and beyond in their service to the district,” Mazzi said. “What we do here doesn’t happen without teachers, staff, PTO members and other folks in the community. You need an army of people for what we do here; folks who go that extra mile.”

Mazzi said potential nominees include community members, parents, volunteers and school district staff members; but individuals may not be nominated if they have received an Eagle Mentor Award in the past five years.

For additional information, a list of Golden Eagle Mentor Award recipients during the past five years, and to download a PDF of the nomination form, go to the school district website home page at < >. At the bottom of the page under Golden Eagle Mentor Award click Learn More.