The students recently attended the annual “20 Under 40” dinner reception at the Ramada Downtown Convention Center. There, they watched as their principal, Sarah Lucero, was honored with the award, which was presented by Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts.
To prepare for the event, Scott’s student council sponsor, Zuleika Reynoso, planned for the students to brush up on their table manners from etiquette coach and retired TPS teacher Evelyn Rivera. Rivera recently visited the students during their lunch time to give them tips on formal dining etiquette. The kids are all part of Scott’s student council, through which they serve as leaders in the school. TPS Deputy Superintendent of Operations Larry Robbins purchased a table at the "20 Under 40" reception so that the students could watch their principal being awarded for her hard work and leadership skills.
Lucero said the kids were very excited about their night on the town and hopes they will be inspired by what they see at the reception. “It’s not often that elementary students have the chance to attend such an event, so we’re excited that they have this opportunity. We hope they were able to see themselves in the people being honored.”
According to the “20 Under 40” Facebook page, “(This program) is designed to promote mentorship and professional development by introducing these leaders to the established business community and by promoting them as role models for the younger Topeka generations.”
We hope our Scott Magnet students had a great time at the reception and are inspired to continue pursuing leadership opportunities.
Congratulations to Scott Magnet Principal Sarah Lucero and Topeka West High School Principal Dustin Dick for being named to the "20 Under 40" class of 2016!!