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On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce recognized two GCISD representatives as Youth of the Year and GCISD Employee of the Year. Adam Sandy, a Junior from Grapevine High School, was named Youth of the Year, which is presented to a student in GCISD or a Colleyville resident who demonstrates commitment to volunteerism through action and achievement. Jodi Lucas, physical education teacher at Bear Creek Elementary, was named GCISD Employee of the Year for portraying qualities of commitment, loyalty, vision, dependability and selflessness. 

Youth of the Year 

GHS Junior Adam Sandy has logged a total of 200 community service hours in the Grapevine-Colleyville communities since starting high school. He is a student-athlete, playing varsity football and basketball, an honor roll student and he also umpires youth baseball games. Adam is active in the community and devotes time for different philanthropies including: 121 Community Church, Meals on Wheels, Colleyville Public Library, Metroport Teen Court, Grace Food Pantry, Baylor Regional Medical Center, North Pole Express, Carol of Lights, Special Olympics, Rachel's Challenge and countless others.

GCISD Employee of the Year 

Jodi Lucas is described by her principal Brooke Moose as an "exemplary example of a teacher who strives to achieve the most in her personal and professional life. She is committed to the vision and goals of LEAD 2021 and gives selflessly to her students and those around her."  This past year, Jodi helped the Bear Creek family raise more than $12,000 for Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) and was nominated for Outstanding JRFH Coordinator of the Year for the Nation. Each day, Jodi devotes her time enthusiastically encouraging her students to do their best while participating in physical activities and learning sportsmanship for today and the future.

Congratulations to Adam Sandy and Jodi Lucas! 

Story courtesy of GCISD

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