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Trustees Honor Hopkins House Employees

July 5, 2016 11:13 AM
At their annual "Staff Appreciation Luncheon" held last month, the trustees honored the organization's staff for their hard work and service to the children and families of Hopkins House.  More than 90 trustees and staff attended the luncheon, held at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria conference center.  The awards, presented by trustees Beverly Barr and Wayne Wright, included certificates, trophies, gift cards, cash, and watches.

Nineteen employees (some pictured below) received "Legacy Awards" for two or more years of service to the children and families of Hopkins House.

Carla Cermenati received a watch and bracelet for 10 years of service.
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Henrietta Baning received a watch for 5 years of service.  She also received the "Hero Award" for supporting the needs of Hopkins House families.
Five employees received awards, known by the acronym R.E.A.C.H. Awards. Staff and parents nominate recipients for these awards and the trustees announce the final selection at the luncheon.  Recipients each received trophies, gift cards, and cash.

Francine Andrews-Owens received the "Red Carpet Award" for excellent customer service and inclusiveness.

Michelle Feh received the "Excellence in Education Award" for delivering an exceptional classroom learning environment.

Tameka Best received the "Above & Beyond Award" for her positive attitude and eagerness to learn.

Michael Abundo received the "Community Outreach Award" for representing Hopkins House at community and special events.


Kyle Otter received the Chairman's Award for exemplary work performance. The award was presented by Board Chair Julie Jakopic (second from the left).
Derek Vanover received the President's Award for strong commitment to the mission of Hopkins House. The award was presented by Hopkins House President J. Glenn Hopkins (far left).