School Business Affairs February 2019

asbointl.org SCHOOL BUSINESS AFFAIRS | FEBRUARY 2019 27 EAGLE AWARDS Eagle Award Recipients Making a Difference in Students’ Futures T he highest honor in school business, the ASBO International Eagle Awards celebrate school business officials who go above and beyond the day-to-day to serve students. In addition to national recognition, recipients receive a scholarship to award to a deserving student in their district. 2016 Distinguished Eagle Award recipient Mark Wilsey, facilities and operations officer for Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, knew that he wanted to award his $2,500 scholarship to some- one with a military connection who overcame challenges, had good grades, was involved in cocurricular activities, and had a strong connection to the district. Breanna Nowak from Harrison High School met those criteria. Breanna, who has family members in the military, is being raised by her mom, who works in the Harrison School District 2. She worked hard in school and participated in cocurricular activities. But, she wor- ried about affording college. The school district matched Wilsey’s $2,500 Eagle Award scholarship, so Breanna received $5,000, which funded most of her freshman year tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where she is majoring in pre- veterinary science. “She is a hard worker and did well her freshman year in college,” Wilsey says. “She came back last summer and volunteered with the cheerleading squad. Now she is back at school for her sophomore year with a goal to transfer to CSU in Fort Collins to enroll in vet school. I think the scholarship made a big difference for her and I am glad I chose her. She is a very deserving student.” 2016 Distinguished Eagle Award recipient Mark Wilsey with scholarship recipient Breanna Nowak MAKE A DIFFERENCE Make a difference in a student’s life. Apply or nominate a colleague for the 2019 Eagle Awards by June 1. The International Eagle Award recipient receives: • A $5,000 scholarship to present to a high school senior from the recipient’s district. • A complimentary registration for ASBO Interna- tional’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo. • Complimentary registration and travel to the 2020 Eagle Institute. • The prestigious crystal International Eagle Award. • The elegant Eagle Award pin. • Recognition in ASBO International publications and media. The Distinguished Eagle Award is given to three individuals each year. Distinguished Eagle Award recipients receive: • A $2,500 scholarship to present to a high school senior from the recipient’s district. • A complimentary registration for ASBO Interna- tional’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo. • Complimentary registration and travel to the 2020 Eagle Institute. • The prestigious crystal Distinguished Eagle Award. • The elegant Eagle Award pin. • Recognition in ASBO International publications and media. Learn more at asbointl.org/EagleAwards

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