This month, the board honored Julie Snyders with the District’s PRIDE award. Julie was nominated by Elementary Counselor Janie Lundberg. Ms. Lundberg’s nomination speaks for itself:
It is indeed an honor to recommend Julie Snyders for the Garretson PRIDE award. This nomination is in recognition of her dedication to help meet the needs of the Garretson community. Julie is one of the most self-less people I know! She is my silent partner, and work whole-heartedly to bring blessings to others. Julie is the type of person that does not seek recognition or praise. She prefers that her contributions remain anonymous. In fact, I am sure she would not want me to recognize her for this award. However, when a person is as wonderful as Julie, they deserve to know how much they are truly appreciated, respected and admired! When our students have a need, she is always there to help. She often uses her own money to purchase food, warm clothing, shoes, coats, boots, hats, mittens, etc. for others. She never asks for, nor receives, anything in return. Julie is such a remarkable, positive, loving person. She is one of those rare people that stands out because of her values and integrity.
Julie is also the backbone of the Garretson Angel Tree. She generously gives her time and effort to this program. She has enthusiastically taken it upon herself to assure that the children in our community have a bright and merry Christmas. She volunteers, organizes, makes phone calls, lines up donors, shops for items and makes deliveries. The Angel Tree is a success due to Julie’s tireless efforts.
I have enormous respect for Julie. Because of her, many lives have been changed, including my own. Julie is my inspiration. She has touched my life and made it better. She is a beautiful person with a heart of gold. Julie has a send of PRIDE in her devotion to our community. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Julie Snyders for the Garretson PRIDE award.
The nomination speaks to the work Julie does in our community more eloquently than I ever could. Julie Snyders humbly makes a difference to kids and families in our community. Congratulations on the award, Julie, but more than that, kudos to you for making a difference!