Some dream about winning an Emmy, Grammy or Golden Globe Award. Others fantasize about walking to the stage to accept an Academy Award. Some dream of ticker tape, fireworks, and packed stadiums while being crowned a Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, WNBA or World Series Champ. Others dream about stepping up on the Olympic podium as a new world record holder gold medalist. While others place their life’s work into winning a Nobel Peace Prize. And, finally, of course, above all recognition, the world waits with bated breath for the annual AWSP President’s Award.
That’s right. An award greater than all awards and recognition across the globe. More noble, more prestigious, more meaningful, impactful and life-changing. An award that reaches deep into humanity focusing on improving society, shaping futures, molding communities, and saving lives. An award that recognizes self-sacrifice, dedication, unwavering support of those who need it the most, and the modeling of unconditional love for all. An award that highlights the true definition of determination, perseverance, and grit.
For decades, the AWSP Board President selects one person in our state every year who tirelessly fights for the work principals and assistant principals do across the state. In the past, this award has been bestowed upon elected officials, state leaders, and other partners who wholeheartedly believe in the mission of AWSP. The list of names is impressive and their accomplishments inspiring. So, who did this year’s AWSP Board President, Cameron Grow, choose?
You. All of you.
That’s right. You. President Cameron Grow of Lincoln Middle School in Pullman, WA, decided that each and every principal and assistant principal in the state deserved this prestigious recognition. The past 16 months have been unimaginable. The role our school leaders played during these crazy times is simply astounding and inspiring. No one in the entire system deserves more recognition than you. No one.