On a typical Friday at Louisa County Middle School, Principal Lee Downey and his staff are dressed a little more casual as time slowly winds down towards the weekend.
But at lunchtime on Friday, Oct. 28, not only was Downey decked out in a suit and tie, he was finishing up a special task that he had willingly added to his agenda.
Downey, along with assistant principals Joel Rupert and Robbie Garnes, served lunch to a group of students who received the LCMS Team Player Award. Nominated by teachers, the honor goes to students who go above and beyond the academic and social standards of someone their age.
“We wanted to recognize students who exemplify what we expect out of our students based on character, academics and other variables,” Downey said.
In years past, Team Player recipients received a certificate of their accomplishment, but this year marks the first time that members of the administration have served as waiters during lunchtime.
Members of the school’s correlate committee – which is comprised of various members of the administration and faculty – presented the new idea of adding on to the existing award at the beginning of this school year.
To read the entire story, see the Oct. 31 edition of The Central Virginian.