Shining Star Award Winners
The Geary County Board of Education presents the Shining Star Award to selected USD 475 staff members. The award recognizes persons for:
- Outstanding service to community, reflecting credit upon the school district;
- Outstanding service to students and the school district;
- Outstanding achievement reflecting credit upon the school district.
- In addition, nominees must have been employed for at least two (2) years by USD 475 and demonstrate excellence in their job performance.
Students, parents, staff members, volunteers and school patrons are encouraged to make nominations. Fill out the form below and send it to the Communications Coordinator at the for Education Support. (see address at bottom of form)
Award winners will be recognized at the NOVEMBER, FEBRUARY, and APRIL Board of Education meetings. Nominations may be submitted at any time. The selection(s) will be made from those nominations received prior to the month of presentation. NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN ONLY TO AWARD WINNERS, NOT TO ALL NOMINEES.
Click below to download a nomination form!
Shining Star Nomination Form 12-13 number two.pdf
February 2013 Shining Star Award Winners: (From left to right) Annette Krinhop, Devin Center; Rhea Kemper, Ft. Riley Elementary; John Hagerty, Junction City Middle School; Tina Williams, JCHS Freshman Success Academy; Wava Schweitzer, Morris Hill Elementary
November 2012 Shining Star Award Winners: (From left to right) Kaylyn Keating, LIbrarian, Ft. Riley Middle; Rhonda Honas, Child Nutrition, Spring Valley; John Ryan, Network Administrator, USD 475; Katie Heiman, Kindergarten, Sheridan Elementary; Becky Egan, Teacher Assistant, Eisenhower; Melisa Burgess, Academic Coach, Ft. Riley Elementary
April 2012 Shining Star Award Winners: (Back row from left to right) Sandra Gray, Cathy Hollis, Marcia Hogen, Jana Laffery, Whitney Gee; (Front Row from left to right) Brenda Sandoval, Daneen Deam, Stacey Allen, Nicole Peters; (Not pictured) Chris Harvey
February 2012 Shining Star Award Winners: (Pictures from Left to Right) Sally Sharp, Kendra Feuerbacher, Susan Guinn, Wendy Avers, Julie Snodderly, Shannon Rolfs (not pictured), Amelia Knapp (not pictured)
November 2011 Shining Star Award Winners: (Pictures from Left to Right) Kayla Kinderknecht, Sadie
Benning, Eunice Karmann, Paula Wewer, Cindy Quinlan, Danta Simonsen (not pictured)