Congratulations to the Debbie Witherow Award Winner!
Congratulations to Bea Webster, the winner of this year's annual PTSA Debbie Witherow award!
The Debbie Witherow award was established to recognize a graduating senior that might otherwise remain unacknowledged. The award is given to a senior - nominated by a faculty or staff member - who embodies the Marshall spirit: always there to help and cheer others, without seeking recognition for him or herself.
Here is the nomination we received for Bea:
Bea Webster, GCM Class of 2020, is a kind and intelligent young woman. She is the perfect recipient of the Debbie Witherow award. Bea embodies and exudes the Marshall spirit for everyone she meets. You can find Bea participating in class, laughing with friends, helping classmates study, reading books for pleasure, being a team player in sports, and serving as an exemplary leader in Best Buddies. Through Bea's dedication and example, the Best Buddies program has thrived over the last four years. She has increased membership, and students in Best Buddies take their role seriously. Bea's commitment has infused the entire group and they all work hard to create memories and friendships. Bea also understands that leadership isn't always about being in charge; it's about serving a community. She includes members' families in Best Buddies activities, befriends students and classmates who need a boost, and is willing to help any time a teacher or administrator has a need. When asked by staff to help develop a "lunch pals" program for students who wanted someone to socialize with in the cafeteria, Bea jumped at the chance to help organize and implement the program. We are proud to nominate Bea Webster for the Debbie Witherow award and are excited to see how she will continue to share the "Marshall way" with the world in her bright future.
Congratulations, Bea! We wish you all the best as you graduate Marshall!