For the first time in three years, Capital Region ESD 113 hosted the WASA 113 Awards in person at the Tyee Site. It was one of the many events affected these past few years by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The night was filled with delicious food, fun, and a wide range of emotions.
School districts within the region recognized many outstanding community members and supporters. From fundraising to developing and managing programs to just helping keep things afloat during the tough times, the award winners’ various accolades were celebrated by the audience.
The keynote presentation featured the Youth Equity Stewardship, a program centered on inspiring youth to become passionate change agents in their school communities. Presenters Benjie Howard and Wade Colwell-Sandoval, along with students from Hoquiam Middle and High School shared music, art, and poetry. A Q&A session centered around positive change in schools with district leaders, followed.
The night ended with upcoming retirees being honored as they move on from years of educational work and closing remarks from Superintendent Dana Anderson.