The weather is changing and that means summer is right around the corner and I must say that our Crystal Apple Award recipients have been so deserving, but now I would like to talk about a principal who has gone far and beyond for not only his students, but his staff as well.
Principal Wes Sturgeon is our Crystal Apple Award winner for the month of May and since 2011 he has been in charge at Jeff West Elementary School. Not only that, but Wes has also been teaching for several years and his entire student body appreciates all the hard work he does.
Another person who recognizes his hard work is his wife Deborah who nominated him and here is what she had to say about her husband Wes.
I would like to nominate a great principal from Jeff West Elementary School-Wes Sturgeon. He has been a principal here since 2011 and a teacher for several years in the district prior to being promoted to principal. His staff, parents, administrators & students admire his hard work and consideration for all within the school community. He is a silent hero, who is both modest and hardworking.
Wes is from Meriden and attended the school in which he works. He is the fourth generation to attend the same school. This place is close to his heart and he is very loyal to his district. In this small district you will find Wes working as principal, filling in for absent teachers, secretaries and anywhere that is needed. You will find him at every after-school event at his school. You will see him working at sporting events at both the middle school & high school too. He works countless hours and never complains. I’m not sure where he gets the energy, but he is the hardest working man I know….
For Wes Sturgeon’s commitment to Jeff West Elementary School he will receive the Crystal Apple Award for the month of May where he will receive the following.
- Commemorative Crystal Apple Award (with his name on it)
- Overnight stay at Prairie Band Casino and Resort
- $60 to Embers Bar and Grille
- $25 Prairie Cash
- $45 Bingo Package
Also, Jeff West Elementary School will be in the running for a $1,000 donation which will be given away in January 2023.
If you know a teacher, office worker, administrator, or coach that is deserving of the Crystal Apple Award you can send us an email at Studio@KMAJ.com.
Get more details on the Crystal Apple Award by clicking here.