Governing Board Recognizes Sunnyslope High School Achievement Above All Winners

Governing Board Recognizes Sunnyslope High School Achievement Above All Winners
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November 2014-

This year’s Sunnyslope High School Achievement Above All Teacher was Mr. Dallas Hickman. Dallas joined the district in 1992 as one of the original social workers, and in 1995 he came to Sunnyslope High School where he served, inspired, and lead the football program for 11 years and through two region championships with strong showings in the state playoffs. Dallas has given so much to Sunnyslope over the course of twenty plus years as an educator. From those he assisted as the social worker, to the football players on his varsity football team as head coach, to his students in US History and AP US History, as a GUEA representative, to his colleagues on campus, the impact of Dallas Hickman is felt by all.


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Sunnyslope’s Achievement Above All student was Ben Norman.
Ben's favorite academic topics have been Honors and AP Spanish with Ms. Stahlbush, AP Language and Composition with Ms. Parker, AP US History with Mr. Hickman, and AP World History with Mr. Semelsberger. Along with academics, Ben enjoys Speech and Debate where he is a semifinalist in impromptu and oratory speaking; additionally, Ben has been an officer in student council over his four year tenure. In fact, this year, he is the student body president. Ben is dedicated, disciplined, and hard-working. His peers and teachers know him to be focused, caring, humble, and spirited.  Ben leads by example and never complains.


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This year the Achievement Above All Student Group is the Sunnyslope High School Link Crew Program. The Sunnyslope Link Crew program is over 110 student members strong with leaders coming from each of the upper class levels. Their mission, as described by Link Crew sponsor Bryant Johnston, is to provide incoming freshman the opportunity to prepare for the challenges they may face, and present a support mechanism to help them achieve success in their new surroundings. Independently, each of these leaders represent individual and collective commitments to take on voluntary responsibilities toward a common good; these young individuals inspire the freshmen to move on and take up constructive, contributing roles in their communities.


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Sunnyslope’s Achievement Above All staff member was Title I instructional Aide, Mr. Andy Page. In his tenure at Slope, Andy has been instrumental in the success of the Title I Math Ascend program, the Read 180 program, and the Viking-Center tutoring facility. Andy has also coached baseball for 3 years, softball for 4 years, football for 2 years, girls basketball for 8 years, and has been a co-senior class sponsor for the last two years. In addition, Andy is one of the go-to guys for those extra duty assignments that keep Sunnyslope's campus functioning. It should be mentioned that there is one unique extra duty assignment that Andy has a true gift for - Andy is an excellent announcer and he has become the voice of Sunnyslope and the master of ceremonies at many athletic events.


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This year’s Achievement Above All Volunteer for Sunnyslope High School was Ms. Kathie Nunn.
As past president, current treasurer, and long standing member of the Viking Parent club (since 2005) Kathie has been instrumental in carrying on the traditions of the Viking Parent Club and its support to the students, teachers, clubs, sports, and activities of Sunnyslope. Through Kathie’s work with the parent club, they have continued to sponsor and support so many activities and events including a fundraising tailgate meal and fireworks at homecoming festivities, sending wrestlers to camp in Colorado, and providing graduated seniors a fun and constructive celebration full of activities and food following their graduation ceremony. Kathie is also a long standing member of Sunnyslope's school council and has been volunteering in the school setting since 1998.


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