Partners and Mentors Honored at Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Partners and Mentors Honored at Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Ivan Valdovinos accepts the Wenatchee High School Most Fearless Mentor Award during the luncheon.

The Wenatchee School District recognized business partners and community mentors for their support of career-connected learning at the 4th Annual Partner Appreciation Luncheon and Awards on Thursday, May 30 at the Hampton Hideaway. 

Career-Connected learning is a continuum of support, awareness, exploration, and work experiences developed through strong public-private partnerships to help young people pursue a career pathway.  Career connected learning is about connecting students with real-world experience combined with relevant classroom learning. 
Awards were presented by the following Wenatchee School District programs to individuals and businesses;

Wenatchee Learns Connect 

  • Business Partner of the Year - Town Toyota Center 
  • Career-Connected Learning Partner of the Year - LifeLine Ambulance

WSD Career & Technical Education Advisory Committee Member of the Year 

  • Monte Graybeal, Graybeal Signs

Wenatchee College Mentor Program

10+ years of mentorship:

  • Kriss Crilly
  • Cici Asplund
  • Gaby Fernandez
  • Donna Scheumann
  • Kathleen Miller

Heart of the Mentor:

  • Jenn Cawdery
  • Dan Bozich

Most Fearless Mentor:

  • Ivan Valdovinos

Mentor of the Year:

  • Greg Franz

WSD Special Education & Chelan-Douglas Developmental Disabilities Employer of the Year

  • Martin Greenberg, Steven’s Pass Mountain Resort  

WSD Extended Learning Program 
The following individuals, businesses and organizations were recognized for their support of after-school activities in

  • Wenatchee Valley College: Brent Carter
  • Christy Mataya: SkillSource
  • North Central Regional Library: Heather Inkzauski and Ash Kunz 
  • City of Wenatchee Public Works: Paula Salter and Kelsey Grover 
  • Cascadia Conservation District: Amanda Newell and Sandy Letzing, 
  • Town Toyota Center Ice Skating: Louise Kapeikis and France Bedard
  • Wenatchee River Institute: Rebecca Ryan and Trinity Korcz
  • Campfire: Tristan Raymond, Thomas Everly, Theresa Samuelson and Alexis Blessing
  • WSU: Seth Wendzel and  Andrew Wainwright
  • Americorps: Kristina Hamilton,  Jane Turner  and Jessica Lara
  • Community Foundation of North Central Washington 

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