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Stokes Wins Varsity Brands Most School Spirited Award

May 17, 2018

By APRIL HALL, The Southside Messenger

Mr. Wallace Stokes, a paraprofessional/bus driver at Randolph-Henry High School (R-HHS), was named the Varsity Brands Most Spirited Staff Member in this year’s School Spirit Awards, on May 12 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Mr. Stokes was nominated for the award by Mr. Christopher D. Holt, R-HHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. In his letter, Holt depicted all the ways that Stokes contributes to his school on a daily basis, all of which go above and beyond what his job entails.

After learning of Mr. Stokes’ win, Holt stated, “What an incredible honor for Mr. Stokes and Randolph-Henry High School! We are truly blessed to have Mr. Stokes making a positive impact on our students, staff and community on a daily basis.”

Randolph-Henry High School’s principal, Robbie Mason, also presented a letter of recommendation on Stokes’ behalf to the Varsity Brand’s Selection Committee, stating among many other things that “Randolph-Henry High School is very fortunate to have such a selfless individual on the ‘front lines’ for us daily.”

Principal Mason commented “Wallace is the best staff member imaginable. I am so proud that he has been recognized nation-wide for his efforts. It is difficult to imagine R-HHS without Mr. Stokes.”