Mustang senior named outstanding state volunteer

Jesse Rines – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) — LRHS senior Ty Wilcox Wednesday received the Florida Department of Education’s Outstanding School Volunteer Award for his work with Myakka City Elementary School.

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LRHS senior Ty Wilcox is one of the state’s decorated student volunteers

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart based her decision on the work Wilcox did for the elementary school, and she applauds Wilcox’s efforts.

“Our state’s educators rely on volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to assist in the classroom and with school-wide events,” said Stewart. “I hope [those honored] will serve as an inspiration to their fellow Floridians to make a difference in local schools.”

Myakka City Elementary Principal Cathy Price said Wilcox is an “all around great teen.”

She said, “He spent the last eight years volunteering here.  He distributed books and resources to teachers; he helped set up computers and in fact ensured that all 230 of the school’s computers were up and running.

“During Hurrican Irma Tyler was my lifesaver.  He helped with televisions and with the media center.  He was a real tech expert, and he does it all with an amazing, positive attitude.”

Wilcox attended Myakka City Elementary, where his mother managed the cafeteria for several years.

Wilcox will receive a certificate for his efforts and a congratulatory letter from the commissioner, along with similar congratulations from LRHS faculty.

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