TONASKET – The North Central Educational Service District presented the 30th Annual Okanogan County Excellence Banquet at Tonasket High School on Thursday, May 7.
Steve Quick, superintendent from the Oroville School District, was the master of ceremonies for the evening. Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Oroville Jr/Sr High School Band, directed by Eric Stiles. A prime rib dinner was catered by Eric Smith and crew. Special remarks were delivered by NCESD superintendent Rich McBride before a video presentation of all the teachers and support personnel from each District was shown.
“The format for the evening changed this year to each district providing a three minute highlight video of each district’s chosen teacher of the year and classified employee of the year. All nine school districts in the county were represented with almost 200 people in attendance,” said Supt. Quick
Excellence in Education Award Recipients were: Brewster School District, Ann George; Jennifer Reynolds; Bridgeport School District, Jo Aneshansley and Cipriana Montes; Methow Valley School District, Jennifer Duguay and Chris Eckstrom; Nespelem School District, Christina Christopherson and Marla Higgins; Okanogan School District, Jeff Cheeseman and Cari Zachow; Omak School District, Sean Kato and Lloyd Foster; Oroville School District, Julie Tyus and Crystal Milholland; Pateros School District, Elyse Darwood and Ana Vazquez and Tonasket School District, Jamie Portwood and Elizabeth Nordblad.