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School principal, vice principal awarded NCEA commendation

the Inland Register

(From the Jan. 18, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Two faculty at All Saints School, Spokane, have received top honors from the National Catholic Education Association in Washington, D.C.

Kathy Hicks, principal, has received the 2001 Distinguished Principal Award for the NCEA’s northwestern region.

Hicks was nominated for the award by Duane Schafer, Bishop’s Secretary for Catholic Schools and superintendent of schools for the diocese.

She was honored for her dedication and commitment to Catholic education.

Also honored was Nick Senger, who serves the school as vice principal and eighth grade teacher. Senger received the 2001 Outstanding Educator Award from the NCEA.

For two people at the same school to each receive one of these prestigious awards is out of the ordinary, according to NCEA officials.

“It is quite unusual to have a teacher and principal from the same institution each receive an award,” said George Hofbauer, an NCEA representative, in his congratulatory letter to Hicks. “You must have a fantastic school. Everyone who works there and is served by you is indeed lucky.”

The NCEA’s northwest region encompasses all Catholic schools in the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Alaska.

Both Hicks and Senger will receive their awards this spring at the NCEA convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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