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Cherokee native receives Iowa school counselor award

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cherokee native Greta Lundsgaard-Vaughn, left, and Nicole Cox (right) were recently named recipients of the Gary Henrichs Memorial Award for Iowa School Counselors for 2011. The Iowa School Counselor Association bestowed the honor. Photo contributed.
DES MOINES - The Iowa School Counselor Association has awarded Greta Lundsgaard-Vaughn and Nicole Cox the Gary Henrichs Memorial Award for Iowa School Counselors for 2011. The $600 grant and award were presented to Lundsgaard-Vaughn and Cox, elementary school counselors at Anamosa Community Schools, at the annual ISCA conference held in Des Moines in November. The award recognized their development of the Care for Kids (pre-K) and Talk About Touching (K-5) programs at Strawberry Hill Elementary School.

The Gary Henrichs Memorial Award/Grant was created by the family of Gary Henrichs to honor and support outstanding counselors and counseling programs in Iowa schools.

Gary Henrichs was a lifelong supporter of school counseling and was one of the pioneers in elementary counseling in Iowa. He joined the Iowa Department of Education in 1977 as Elementary Guidance Consultant where he worked until his retirement in 2000. Gary died in November 2002, while working as an elementary school counselor in Missouri.

"We were truly impressed by Lundsgaard-Vaughn's and Cox's application, their enthusiasm for this program, and their passion for working with students," said an ISCA spokesperson. "They are a credit to our profession of school counseling."

Lundsgaard-Vaughn is the daughter of Joe and Janice Lundsgaard of Cherokee.

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