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Spring Semester Alumni & Teacher Honored

The Alumni and Teacher of the Spring Semester were recently recognized at the Galena-Southeast basketball game.  The Spring 2020 Alumni is Mrs. Kelli Bailey.  Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Class of 1981.  She is part of the USD #499 custodial staff and takes great pride in her work,  She also takes care of the students and staff members in her building, always making sure that areas are cleaned and smelling great and sharing a smile with everyone around.  She is part of the reason why the USD #499 facilities are complimented by visitors from other schools and people look forward to using the facilities because of the great condition they are in.  The students and staff are lucky to have her as part of the USD #499 family.  


The 2020 Teacher of the Spring Semester is Mr. Zach Shockey.  This is Mr. Shockey’s first year in the Galena School District and his seventh year in education.  Mr. Shockey teaches World History and Government at Galena High School.   In addition, he teaches a dual credit Government class for GHS seniors through Labette Community College.  Besides his teaching duties, Mr. Shockey serves as an assistant GHS football and girls basketball coach and a GMS assistant track coach.  He also helps with the summer conditioning program.   


The Teacher and the Alumni of the Semester awards are sponsored by the Galena High School Student Council.  The awards were presented by STUCO officers:  Riley McNemar - President, Laekyn Clarkson - Vice President, MaKenzie Grey - Secretary, and Adyson DeCocq - Utility Officer.


The Alumni and Teacher awards are giving out once each semester.  If you would like to nominate someone for the Alumni or Teacher award, please email Lori Simmons with the person's name, graduation year (if applicable), and the reason why you feel the person would be a good candidate for this award.  Alumni and Teachers that have previously won the award are not eligible to win again.


Congratulations once again to our Spring Alumni Mrs. Kelli Bailey and Teacher Mr. Zach Shockey!!!