2023 'An Evening for the Stars': The ViPS Board of Directors hosted the 2023 'An Evening for the Stars'and 50th Anniversary at Chenal Event Center on April 18, 2023. Volunteers, Partners in Education, LRSD employees and the community celebrated their support, which has benefited LRSD schools and students. 2022-2023 volunteer service reported totaled 698,859 hours, worth almost $21,000, 000.
Nominees and winners were honored at this annual event with Craig O'Neill serving as emcee.
Congratulations to Nell Matthews, 2023 Jane Mendel Award Winner!
(Left to Right) Dr. Jermall Wright - LRSD Superintendent, 2023 Jane Mendel Recipient - Nell Matthews, and ViPS Board President - Rita Qualls
Prior ViPS 'An Evening for the Stars'
Denise Persons- 2022 Jane Mendel Winner and student artist Paula Aguilar
Charlene Kirk- 2021 Jane Mendel Winner Jennifer Ronnel- 2021 Jane Mendel Winner
Karen Ryall- 2020 Jane Mendel Winner
Dale Ronnell - 2019 Jane Mendel Winner
(Left to right - Marvin Burton, FHSA art student Finn Avery, Dale Ronnell and Mike Poore)
Corie Hollingsworth - 2018 Jane Mendel Winner
(Left to right - Marvin Burton, Greta Freeman, Terry Elementary art student Tavarone Williams, Corie Hollingsworth and Mike Poore)
Greta Freeman - 2017 Jane Mendel Winner
(Left to right - Lisa Hope, Greta Freeman, Carver Elementary art student Ananiah Jenkins and Mike Poore)