LCSC Celebrates Tiger PRIDE Champions
The Tiger PRIDE Champion award is given to individuals who display persistence, respectfulness, initiative, dependability and efficiency. LCSC recognizes three types of PRIDE Champions:
- Student PRIDE Champions: One student in grades 5th, 8th, or 12th grade students, selected by their school's teachers and/or administrators.
- Community PRIDE Champions: Community members, parents, businesses, and/or organizations.
- Employee PRIDE Champions: Classified staff members selected by their supervisor.
Community Foundation of Boone CountyPosted by Kristen Scott on 10/20/2020 7:00:00 PM
Our friends at the Community Foundation work to live out their mission of “uniting people, organizations and philanthropy to create a thriving community for all in their day to day operations”. As an organization, they are always working to build and strengthen our community and make a difference in the lives of others. Their work supports non-profit organizations, including schools, and provides leadership and resource development opportunities for residents of Boone County. CFBC administers scholarships for graduating seniors, managing funds from donors who believe in our students and their pursuit of higher education. Since 1991, CFBC has granted over $25 million back to Boone County. The recent donation of a $50,000 gift to each school district in our county is a true testament to how they continue to be responsive present and future needs. As a school district we appreciate their ongoing support and dedication to strengthening our community.
Dr. Herschell ServiesPosted by Kristen Scott on 10/20/2020 7:00:00 PM
Lebanon High School is honored to recognize Dr. Herschell "JR" Servies as a Tiger PRIDE Community Champion. Dr. Servies has served our community, corporation, and high school in a highly professional and dedicated manner for a very long time. He has been a team doctor on the sidelines of countless events and in the stands cheering as a patron, father, and grandfather. In his role as a fan at an event, there were many times where he immediately put on his professional hat to attend to a fellow fan or athlete in need of medical services. Fast forward to 2020, and through his role as the Health Officer for the Boone County Health Department, Dr. Servies has proven to be an immensely valuable and incredibly knowledgeable resource for our schools and the community as a whole as our country and world have been faced with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many counties have been challenged with a void of direction and leadership from their local medical agencies, Dr. Servies has provided unparalleled support and genuine leadership during this time. He has been a constant resource for our school system when we needed him most. We know this year has been a very difficult year, but it has proven to be manageable in large part due the guidance we receive from Dr. Servies. His responsiveness at a minute’s notice is greatly appreciated. Our school, corporation, and community are greatly blessed to have Dr. Servies as a servant leader through his professional and personal life.
October Student ChampionsPosted by Kristen Scott on 10/20/2020 7:00:00 PM
Lebanon High School—Khushi Patel
Nominated by LHS Staff
The staff at LHS is very proud to recognize Khushi Patel as a LCSC Tiger PRIDE Champion. Khushi is a tremendous young lady that represents our school and community with the utmost integrity and character. As evidence of her academic status and exemplary school involvement, Khushi was recently selected as one of two LHS seniors to be nominated for the distinguished Wells Scholarship at Indiana University. Khushi moved to Lebanon from Toronto and has had to adapt to not only a completely different culture, but also the challenges of navigating the post-secondary challenges of an immigrant to the United States. Her incredible work at LHS and our community is a testament to the amazing young lady that Khushi has become. To highlight some of her involvements, she is President of DECA, President of the Lebanon Youth Council, President of Student Council, and Vice President of the Senior Class. She is also a very involved in our newly formed S.A.F.E organization that stands for Student Alliance for Equity. She is also an entrepreneur in that she has started her own photography and jewelry business. Khushi fully exemplifies all aspects of PRIDE, and we are very thankful and appreciative that she is a Lebanon Tiger.
Lebanon High School— Tucker Ransom
Nominated by LHS Staff
Lebanon High School is very proud to recognize Tucker Ransom as Tiger PRIDE Champion. Tucker is an outstanding young man who is recognized by his peers as a leader and school ambassador. Tucker is a very talented, musically gifted, and intelligent young man. He is also a young man who uses his immense talents to spread positivity, compassion, and equity for all. Last spring, he created a music video to lift the spirits of his peers when our school buildings were closed and activities were closed down. He continues to lift others daily through his friendly smile, kind words, and supportive nature. Whether Tucker is giving a moving performance on stage or speaking individually to an adjusting freshman at LHS, Tucker lives in that moment and makes every moment matter for the good of others. Tucker is also a very involved member and strong voice for our Student Alliance for Equity organization. Tucker exemplified all aspects of PRIDE at all times, and he makes LHS and our Lebanon Community a better place every day through his words, music, and actions.
Lebanon Middle School—Olivia Kemp
Nominated by LMS SWAG Team
Olivia is a successful student in all her classes. She participates and contributes to class discussions, as well as, going out of her way to help other students. Perhaps the most compelling attribute of Olivia is her kindness, which is much needed during these times. As a new student, Olivia has quickly set the bar high for other students in regards to our PRIDE initiative.
Lebanon Middle School—Oliver Trotter
Nominated by LMS Bulldog Team
Oliver Trotter maintains his own personal standard of excellence to which he consistently holds himself accountable. He is an independent thinker, and a strong advocate for his learning. Oliver actively seeks out what is needed for his success, and he frequently goes above and beyond the requirements. Oliver is a student who epitomizes the characteristics of the PRIDE program.
Nominated by Kim Lahrman, Diana Shirley and Keanna Stamm
Blake Argotte is a student full of Tiger PRIDE! Blake is one who comes to school prepared for whatever the day may bring. He is able to set aside any distractions and persist throughout the day, using every minute available to work toward his goals. He sets higher expectations for himself than what is set for the class. Blake listens to his classmates, digests the information and responds reflectively.
Blake considers other people’s wins as well as his own when helping his accountability partner stay focused on his goals. He is a huge help when tracking our classroom goals. He truly lives by this part of his mission statement: I will show grace and work hard to be nothing but a great leader and show that I have good talents, traits and skills.
Nominated by Michael Fenneman
Harney is excited to recognize Josh Gulley for the LCSC Tiger PRIDE Champion because of his work ethic and positive attitude. Josh is a very strong student academically in many areas, but he does not allow this to distract him from working hard and going above and beyond. He is one of the news reporters for WHETV and has been there every week to do his job with excellence. Throughout the day Josh is often the first to be started on his work and manages his time to complete as much as possible before going home.
Hattie B. Stokes—Cara Parker
Nominated by Mike Allen
Cara is a true Tiger PRIDE Champion in all that she does. Cara comes in to class everyday with the intention of having more success than she had the day before. She understands the value of hard work and how it will build her success as a student and young woman. Not everything is easy for her, and yet she preservers through difficult assignments and situations. She consistently treats all of her classmates with courtesy, honesty, and respect, and helps to create a classroom environment that feels safe for everyone by leading as the example. She has taken initiative in working ahead on her online programs at home, and putting in all the extra effort needed to push herself as far forward as she can. As a teacher, I can depend on Cara to do the right thing even when I am not looking. Cara is the perfect representative for this award as she continuously works to be the most successful citizen she can be.
Nominated by Kaley Hendrickson
Perry-Worth is excited to recognize, 5th grader, Katie Boling as their Tiger PRIDE champion. Katie shows persistence in all her daily tasks and finishes what is needed. She problem solves and finds the answer to difficult problems through many different means. Katie shows respectfulness to all — teachers, peers, staff and always has a positive attitude and wants to do what’s right.
Katie shows initiative by wanting to find ways to understand when she isn’t sure and always seeks out understanding when she is unclear on something. As a student she shows dependability by being responsible for herself and her teammates and helps others do what’s right. Katie is the type of student who knows what to do and does it without needing reminders.
Michelle "Shel" West, Facilities Admin + ProcurementPosted by Kristen Scott on 9/15/2020
On a weekly basis Shel deals with literally hundreds of contractors, suppliers, and worst of all sales calls on behalf of LCSC. Her understanding of boilers to bath tissue to bleacher inspections is vital in the summer season when the Facilities department attempts to squeeze 6 months’ worth of work into eleven weeks. Each and every available day has to be scheduled to capacity to get the job done. Without her understanding of her role, attention to the smallest detail and outrageous Outlook Calendar there is absolutely no way all of this could be accomplished. If you need to get something done that involves the Facilities department it begins and ends with her.
In addition to her ordering and scheduling duties she also has the responsibility of coding the invoices that come into the Facilities office and getting them into the proper hands so our suppliers can be paid in a timely manner.
Last but certainly not least, Shel West is kind, passionate about her job (just ask those who do not deliver on time) and cares for her co-workers like family. We are extremely lucky to have her and she is very deserving of the Classified Staff Tiger PRIDE champion award.
Patricia "Darlene" Michaels, Buildings + GroundsPosted by Jennifer Todderud on 2/18/2020
Darlene does a great job of making sure all athletic uniforms get processed in time for the team's next game. She voluntarily works evenings and weekends to turn over the uniforms in a short time frame. Darlene also pitches in and helps the day custodians at the high school and middle school for whatever is needed. Darlene works hard to maintain her dependability at work. It is nice to have someone that can manage their responsibilities and work well with others to achieve the goals of the team and meet the needs of our customers.
Shannon Moyer, Central Elementary SchoolPosted by Jennifer Todderud on 2/18/2020
Always positive, willing and ready to help students and staff members, consistently flexible and adaptable to change, a team player who provides leadership and support to her colleagues...that's Shannon Moyer, our Central Elementary Instructional Assistant! Shannon brings a depth of educational experience to her role as Instructional Assistant. An Ohio native and great fan of The Ohio State University, Shannon served as a 5th grade teacher at schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania before she and her husband moved to Zionsville. Mrs. Moyer joined our staff as our Instructional Assistant in the Media Center and Technology Lab in 2016.
Mrs. Moyer's fun-loving nature and great sense of humor provides a warm nurturing learning environment that supports student learning and allows her to create positive relationships with students. Media Center and Computer Technology Lab are among the favorite Specials classes mentioned by her students. Mrs. Moyer never hesitates to step up and provide support where needed and has the LEADER IN ME mission of Central Elementary in her heart as she makes a positive contribution to our school culture every day.
January Student ChampionsPosted by Jennifer Todderud on 1/21/2020
Lebanon High School—Jacob Winger
Nominated by LHS Staff
Jacob is an outstanding young man that comprehensively represents all characteristics of PRIDE. Jacob has blossomed into a tremendous young man as a student leader in the LHS FFA. He is actively involved as the vice president and he takes great initiative to support all aspects of the chapter. Through his dedication, hard work and involvement in FFA, Jacob has developed a passion for Turf Management. You might even spot Jacob at an Indianapolis Indians game where he works as part of the field crew. Recently Jacob’s passion and hard work earned him an Indiana FFA state proficiency title in Turf Grass Management. Jacob truly models the values of hard work, high character, integrity, and initiative. His top 20 class ranking reflects that he always gives his best in all that he does. Jacob's future plans are to attend Purdue University to major in Turf management and minor in Ag Business. Following college, he plans to work for a professional sports team.
Lebanon High School— Courtney Welborn
Nominated by LHS Staff
Courtney is a tremendous young lady who makes it a point to always treat others with great care, compassion, and respect. She is widely known for her ability to make others feel welcome, recognized, and appreciated. She takes immense PRIDE in raising the value of others which is greatly appreciated by her classmates, teammates, teachers, and all those she encounters. At her recent college athletic scholarship signing, a community room was completely filled with students, staff, family, and community members who ALL spoke about how Courtney has made them a better person by how she has treated them. It is a very important quality that will ensure a great future for Courtney. Courtney is a high achieving student and athlete, yet she is an even better person. She is an ideal representative of our school at all times. Next fall Courtney is planning to attend IU-South Bend where she will continue her softball career as a college student and athlete.
Lebanon Middle School—Bri Mauger
Nominated by LMS SWAG Team
Bri is an outstanding student in all her classes. She participates in several extra and co-curricular activities, all while maintaining high grades. Bri is a student who even demonstrates PRIDE even when she is absent from school as she communicates with her teachers right away to ask what is missing. Bri plans ahead and always is aware of what her responsibilities are as a student and works hard to complete them. She is an amazing young lady with a bright future ahead.
Lebanon Middle School—Anna Hale
Nominated by LMS Bulldog Team
Anna has been an exceptional student and ambassador for LMS this year. She is an excellent student who takes PRIDE in her academic success and is a great role model not only for the 8th grade but 6th and 7th grades as well. Anna cares about her fellow classmates and is always willing to assist them in any way she can. Anna shows great leadership skills in and out of class yet remains open to the views and opinions of her fellow classmates.
Nominated by Diana Shirley
Sophia is a leader who constantly displays all of the characteristics of Tiger PRIDE, as well as the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. She performs well academically and works hard to improve her weaknesses. She is great at prioritizing her work by always planning ahead and completing her big rocks first. She takes initiative in the classroom and will always step up and help out when anyone needs anything. Sophia is dependable and the staff at Central knows she will do BIG THINGS!
Nominated by Debbie Boggess
Madaline comes to school every day with a smile on her face. She is happy to help others in the classroom and serves as a role model for the younger students in the building. Madaline sees the "good" in all people and finds the positive light in every situation. She works hard, even when the work load is tough. She never gives up, but rather finds a way to think outside the box and be successful. Her respectful attitude, as well as, the initiative, dependability, and efficiency she demonstrates on a daily basis are evidence that she is a true Tiger PRIDE Champion!
Hattie B. Stokes—Kaedon Bailey
Nominated by Madison Wenzler
Kaedon is the type of student who always goes above and beyond what is asked or expected of him. He continuously demonstrates the use of our school lifelines and serves as a leader in and out of the classroom. He has two adopted classrooms in which he serves as an Ambassador, one of which is for other 5th graders, which can be challenging at times. Ms. Wenzler knows that she can always count on Kaedon to complete any task with integrity and efficiency. He is constantly checking on the well-being of his friends and ensuring that everyone feels included during the day.
Nominated by Kaley Hendrickson
Katie is consistently respectful to all around her. She shows perseverance in her schoolwork, and always does her best on assignments. She is always ready for class and shows up every day with a positive attitude. Katie shows kindness to others daily and finds ways to help in the classroom without being asked. We are very lucky to have Katie in our class.
Cindy Murphy, Boone County Health DepartmentPosted by Jennifer Todderud on 1/21/2020
Lebanon High School is very proud to recognize Cindy Murphy as an LCSC Community PRIDE Champion. As the Director of the Boone County Health Department, Cindy has been a very valuable and involved member of the Lebanon community. LHS has been very fortunate to be a frequent recipient of her and her departments services. For example, she works very closely with all our schools to ensure our students have their required immunizations. Cindy created a monthly county wide school nurses meeting that has been a very important resource for our school nurses. Cindy also supports several important trainings for our schools such as Narcan, Stop the Bleed, and other essential trainings. She has hosted several LHS student interns through our Health Careers Program and Work-Based Learning. Cindy and her Department have proven to be an invaluable resource to LHS and LCSC. Lebanon High School is extremely thankful for all the support Cindy has provided us, and we wish her the very best in her upcoming retirement.
Lebanon Fire DepartmentPosted by Jennifer Todderud on 1/21/2020
The men and women of Lebanon Fire Department are true public servants. As an organization they display PRIDE in all that they do. When called upon, they are always there to lend a helping hand or serve our community in a positive manner. On a given day, you may find them serving breakfast at one of our elementary buildings, assisting with emergency drills throughout the district, or mentoring LHS student interns while providing them a real-world experience. They have even been known to convince several of our staff members to accompany them into a burning building... for training purposes. Lebanon Fire Department, thank you for your unwavering dedication and service to our school and our community.