McCutchanville Elementary School Teacher Emma Dugger is the April recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award.
The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
Dugger was nominated by Chemo Buddies Director Jill Kincaid for her work with the organization.
To help support Chemo Buddies, Dugger created Student Buddies as a way for students and educators to help those in treatment and make a difference for cancer patients.
“Mrs. Dugger created the website StudentBuddies.org and oversees the ongoing grant projects and student participation while maintaining her full time job as a teacher at McCutchanville Elementary.”
Kincaid says that in its first year, Student Buddies received the Sam Featherstone Award from Leadership Evansville, and notes that the program has grown exponentially this year with 26 schools participating.
“The Student Buddies program is truly making a difference in the lives of area cancer patients, and even more importantly, teaching students the importance of giving back and empowering them to know that they can help if someone they love gets cancer,” Kincaid wrote.
Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month.
To nominate an EVSC employee, click here.
(This story was originally published on April 2, 2019)