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TPS honors LEAP Award winners

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Topeka Public Schools recently celebrated a group of students for the first ever LEAP Awards. LEAP stands for Learning, Engaging, Adapting and Preparing. Students from the Highland Park, Topeka West, Hope Street Academy and Topeka High School were selected as the first class of LEAP winners.

The students honored were Dayonde' Wheeler, Khalilah Davis and Linda Deng all of Topeka West. Benjamin Zhang, Celestial Simonson, Isabelle Smallback and Obioma Nwakpuda of Topeka High. Kelly Nemecheck of Hope Street Academy. Aspen Hearne, Ca'ttia Thomas and Phillip White of Highland Park.









TPS Honors 2017 Distinguished Staff Members

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Topeka Public Schools honored the 2017 Distinguished Staff Award winners on April 12 at French Middle School. The winners of these awards have a total of 191 years of service to TPS. The award is the highest honor that TPS bestows on their employees.

Here are this year's winners of the Distinguished Staff Awards:

2017 Distinguished Staff Award honorees with the Topeka Public Schools Board of Education. 
 Marcus Clark, Custodial, Highland Park High School, right, hugs TPS School Board President Patrick Woods.
Steven Crawford, Paraeducator, Chase Middle School, right, with Principal Dr. Keith Jones.
 Dustin Dick, Building Leader, Topeka West, right, with TPS School Board Vice-President Dr. Michael Morrison.
 Debbie Dickerson, Elementary Educator, Stout Elementary, left, with Principal John Litfin.
 Peggy Fisher, Certified Support Staff, Lundgren Education Center, right, with Dr. Jennifer Barnhart. 
 Denise Good, Classified Support Staff, Burnett Center, right, with Marie Carter.
Michael Hoo…