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2024 Recipients

Sara Friest

Lincoln Southeast 
Librarian
Nominated By: Principal Tanner Penrod

Sara Friest's contribution to the LSE school community is immeasurable.

Sara has created a library space that is innovative and filled with educational resources for students and staff, while intentionally and simultaneously one of the most welcoming environments for all.

Sara develops creative ways to build community amongst staff, which is no easy feat for a staff of over 150 people.

Sara has experienced tremendous challenges in her personal life, due to family health issues, however she has remained the most positive person we know.

IN EVERY INTERACTION, Sara inspires staff and students at LSE to be more caring, kind, positive, well-read, and instructionally innovative.

 

The Numbers

  • Schools Served

    60

  • Focus & Specialty Programs Served

    15

  • Students Empowered

    41,784

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    7,500+

  • Funds Received This Year

    $1.20M

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