District personnel honored for service

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Robin Griffith gets her award from Wade Poulsen, the President of the Nevada Association of School Boards

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Pete Mangum gets his award from Wade Poulsen, the President of the Nevada Association of School Boards

Two White Pine County School District personnel were recognized for their dedication towards and work on behalf of education in a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Nevada Association of School Boards.

Robin Griffith, longtime White Pine High School physical education aide, school to careers coordinator and jobs for America’s graduates facilitator, was recognized as the “School District Employee Making a Difference” winner. Griffith has been with the White Pine County School District since October of 1987.

Pete Mangum, White Pine County School District Board Member, volunteer extraordinaire, safety and facilities chair and technology committee chair, was awarded the “Nevada Association of School Boards Director of the Year.”

Mangum serves as a director on the state school boards’ committee. Mangum has been with the White Pine County School District Board since 2005.

The Nevada Association of School Boards has been around since 1963. This corporation is formed for the purpose of coordination of programs and procedures pertaining to policy organization and administration of the several school districts in the State of Nevada.

The association was initially named the “Nevada School Trustee Association” and through the years, the Association has been housed at several different locations in Reno and Carson City. They changed their name to the “Nevada State School Boards Association” on October 13, 1972, and on March 18, 1986, the Association became known as the Nevada Association of School Boards.  NASB focuses upon three primary strategies to accomplish its mission—Advocacy, Boardsmanship, and Communication.

School districts across the state have the opportunity to submit their nominations for these, and other, awards. White Pine County School Districts Superintendent Adam Young said “The White Pine County School District is so proud of the work Pete and Robin have done over the years. Their contributions to high levels of learning and bringing to pass the vision of ‘changing the world’ are immeasurable. They have both impacted the lives of students for the better and have helped make the community a better place.”

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