February 06, 2008
Photo courtesy PATCHWorks
Mestas was surprised with his award on Friday, January 25th, at lunchtime in the Commons with a large percentage of the student body in attendance said Eakes. "The loud applause and cheering made it quite clear that he is greatly appreciated by the students and staff," she said. In addition to his duties as a custodian, and his total dedication to students and staff, he also supported a school-wide fundraising effort.
"To emphasize the importance of reading, Mestas posed on a motorcycle reading a book. He was photographed and posters were made with the caption "Read to Ride. Ride to Read." Larry autographed the posters with the message "Keep it clean!" and they were sold to students, staff and the public as a fundraiser called the Larry Mestas Lunch Duty Vocational Scholarship. It garnered funds to help send a Kayhi graduate to further vocational training," said Eakes.
Mestas was presented with a
quilted wall hanging provided by the Rainy Day Quilters as a
constant reminder to him that he is doing great work as an "Asset
Builder." Eakes said, "Keep it up, Larry. You are an
example for other adults in the community to emulate."
On the Web:
Publish A Letter on SitNews Read Letters/Opinions
Submit A Letter to the Editor