La Crosse School District recognizes ‘Shining Stars’

120 staff members were nominated for the awards

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Community members are honoring teachers as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Monday, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation awarded special recognition grants of $150 to $250 each to three “Shining Star” employees.

These members were nominated by colleagues, parents, students and community members for their impact on students.

La Crosse Lincoln Middle School’s nutrition manager says she is honored to receive the recognition.

She says she is called to meet students needs so they can learn every day.

“Everybody’s hungry and so I just want to make sure that they all can eat so that they can learn. Because if they’re hungry they’re not gonna learn. That’s the most important thing is that they just continue to learn,” said Lincoln Middle School nutrition manager Roxanne Hicke.

Ten other staff members will be chosen at random to win 50 dollars in gift cards to downtown businesses.