Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce Community Award Winners

Posted by Adam Spina on 10/19/2018 7:25:00 AM

It is my privilege to announce that two Williamston Community School members have been selected as 2018 Community Award Recipients by the Williamston Area Chamber.

Ms. Nancy Misailedes, Secretary of Explorer Elementary, was unanimously selected as the 2018 Educator of the Year. Ms. Misailedes was nominated by three different community members for her “incredible gift for working with children,” her “never-ending capacity for love and forgiveness,” as well as her incredible work in expertly managing the myriad of complex issues presented on a daily basis in the office of an elementary school. Ms. Misailedes has been secretary of Explorer Elementary for the past 21 years and is someone I have had the honor of working closely with and learning from. She is exceptionally deserving of this recognition.

Mr. Ryan VanSickler of the WCS Maintenance Team was awarded the Williamston Public Servant of the Year Award. Mr. VanSickler was cited as the “epitome of hometown pride” and lauded for his integrity and dedication to the community and his family. Mr. VanSickler is a graduate of the Williamston Community Schools and has served with the district in a variety of capacities for the past 12 years including game manager, custodian, and now as a member of the district maintenance team. His meticulous care of the district grounds is visible to people throughout the community on a daily basis and especially on Friday nights by literally thousands of high school football fans at Larkin-Nortman Memorial Field.

Community members are invited to attend the Chamber Awards Banquet at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Information on Tickets can be found here. I hope to see you there as we honor these two outstanding members of the Williamston Community Schools and numerous other representatives of our community.

Chamber Awards Banquet Information