During the Carmi Kiwanis Club meeting on Thursday, Alex Aud was presented the 2017 Educator of the Year Award. The award was presented by Second Vice President Katelyne Wolff.
Wolff has this to say about Aud, “Her car is one of the first to show up in the parking lot- she is always one of the first to work each morning. She radiates with joy, dances the path to her classroom, and faces each new day with a bright, hopeful glow. . . A good perspective is always crucial when you are teaching kids. And this year’s educator of the year has exactly that. She works hard to train her students academically for the rigorous demands of college, but she does not neglect the bigger picture and other aspects of life. She strives to teach life lessons in the classroom and outside of school. . . She is always pushing them to make good choices with these times of their lives and to be a loving servant to others- showing kindness to others and modeling a philosophy of life that considers other people better than herself. . . Her faith in God, desire to serve with a smile, her tireless work ethic, and her desire to invest in the next generation is unparalleled. We are blessed to have her in Carmi and likely still have not seen the ripple effect she will have on our school district.”
Prior to presenting Aud with the Educator of the Year award, the Club heard from Abbie Bryant, the 2017 Scholarship Recipient. Bryant plans to attend Harding University in the fall and eventually become a physical therapist.
The Club also heard from Carmi-White County Superintendent Brad Lee who talked about the school district’s success over the last year. He introduced each building administrator and an update was heard about the progress in each facility. Terry Austin was also recognized as a retiring teacher.