The Board of Education recognized this month’s recipients for the Provo Way Award at the board meeting Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Provo Way Award is an opportunity for the district to recognize and celebrate the positive things that students, teachers, administrators, parents and staff do for the district.
Provo High had three recipients!
Andrea Betts Provo High School College and Career Office Coordinator/Advisor
Andrea works really hard to know the students but especially all the seniors. She interacts with them by name whenever she encounters them. She is always checking to make sure they are on track, have their applications in and are ready for the next step of life. She keeps parents and students informed of events, activities and deadlines. She works hard to help students be college and career ready. She devotes countless hours outside of school hours- FAFSA nights, Paying for College, Cultural Nights, ACT Prep, NHS activities & fundraisers.
Tony McGeary Provo High School Teacher and Head Football Coach
Coach Tony McGeary profoundly impacts the athletic and personal development of every student-athlete he interacts with. Coach McGeary views his biggest and most important responsibility to teaching others. He sees teaching as an opportunity to change the lives of his student-athletes. He is totally committed to the team and the student-athletes and models principles that influence his players to play the “right” way. He also sets very high standards for his team. He posts rules that apply to everyone and expects that the student-athletes excel in the classroom, as well as on the field, anything less is not acceptable. He is often heard reminding student-athletes and others that “student” comes before “athlete” for a reason.
Kristen Crawford Provo High School Student
Kristen Crawford is an excellent student at Provo High School who has taken full advantage of the many opportunities available to her. She is kind, thoughtful, hard-working, and a true unifier. Kristen is a member of student government where she has gone out of her way to bring our diverse student body together. Last year, she worked together with another student on a project called “Breaking the Walls.” The goal of the project was “to break down the prominent barriers among our student body at Provo High so that we can become a unified, accepting, and loving school where everybody can be friends with anybody.” Kristen and her friend did months of research and then wrote up a three-part series for our website that both students and teachers were inspired by. Their work led to a change in thinking about how we treat one another–as students, teachers, and administrators.
We greatly appreciate the efforts and impact that each one has on our PHS community!