Special to Delta County Independent

Each year the Bulldog Alumni Fund provides a cash award to an outstanding classified employee from HHS and HK8 before the Christmas break. Recipients are chosen by their respective school staffs. The recipients are Tpnya Pipher and Annavah Hotchkiss. The following are statements about the award.

“This year Mrs. Tonya Pipher was voted to receive the award for HK8. Mrs. Pipher works as an instructional aide and helps in the sixth through eighth grade classrooms. She’s very talented at math and is very much respected by the students. The teachers appreciate what she does every day. Congratulations to Mrs. Pipher. We are grateful to have her at HK8 and for the excellent job she does for our students.” — Bryan Hollembeak

“My name is Annavah Hotchkiss and I am a secretary at Hotchkiss High School. This is my second year at the school and I couldn’t be more grateful for the staff I work with and all of the students who keep a smile on my face. In my free time, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my family and friends. I especially love spending time with my husband Jt and our 5 month old son McClain! I feel very honored to receive this award from the Alumni Board and I can’t thank them enough for all they do for our staff, students, and community!” — Annavah Hotchkiss

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