VIPS Awards 2012

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ViPS "An Evening for the Stars" volunteer reception was held on April 17th at the Holiday Inn Airport.  The 30th annual event was held to celebrate the hard-working volunteers, employees, and supporters of the Little Rock School District.

Dr. Morris Holmes, superintendent of schools, was presented a mock check by the ViPS Board of Directors President WJ Monagle in the amount of $17 million which represents the value of 815,069 hours of volunteer time reported during the 2011-2012 school year. 

Lawrence Hamilton emceed the awards portion of the program 

Lori Conley was recognized with the 2012 Jane Mendel Award, the district's highest distinction in recognition of volunteer service.

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The following awards were presented:

Jane Mendel Award:
Lori Conley

Student Award:
Faith Mullins
Hamilton Helpers, students for HLA

Partners in Education Award:
St. Vincent Health System

Community Resource Award:
r. League of Little Rock
Eric Higgins

Stellar Employee Award:
Karen Banks
William Bobo
Regina Ezell

Leadership Award:
Pattie Hamilton
Whitney Bordelon
Mary Thompson

Mentor Award:
Pat Riley Jr.
Fred W. Smith

Parent Involvement Award:
Henri Smothers
Boyce Pearson
Kendrick Seahorn

Community School Volunteer Award:
Ginny Belotti
Angeletta Giles

Family School Volunteer:
Vicki Botner
LeAndrew Cranford
Alison Nicholson
Kellyann Thornton
Anita Smith

School Recognitions:

10+ Award.  Bale Elementary, Dodd Elementary, Meadowcliff Elementary, Otter Creek Elementary, Terry Elementary, Wakefield Elementary, Watson Elementary and Wilson Elementary schools, Dunbar Middle School, McClellan and Parkview high schools. 

20+ Award:  Accelerated Learning Center, Franklin Elementary and Stephens Elementary schools and Mabelvale Middle School.

30+ Award: Woodruff Early Childhood Center and Fair Park Early Childhood Center; Western Hills Elementary School, Mann Middle School and Hall High School.

Pulaski Heights Middle School was the top performer for middle school level and a 30+ Award winner. Janis Thibault, ViPS rep

40+ Award: Chicot Primary and Central High School

Central High School was the top performer for the high school level and a 40+ Award winner.  Allison Ingram, ViPS rep

50+ Award:  Gibbs Elementary, McDermott Elementary and Roberts Elementary and Williams Elementary schools.

60+ Award: Brady Elementary, Fulbright Elementary, Jefferson Elementary and King Elementary schools. 

70+ Award:  Booker Elementary and Pulaski Heights Elementary schools.

90+ Award:  Forest Park Elementary

100+ Award:  Carver Elementary School

Carver Elementary School is the top performer for the elementary school level.  It is also the first school to ever achieve 100+.  Ginny Belotti, ViPS rep