Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Marla Wiacek and Mrs. Faizah Nasser on being the c0-recipients of the Lili Rachel Smith Courageous Heroes Award for their work with Beyond Differences. This award is named after the co-founder’s daughter who inspired them to start Beyond Differences.
The ceremony will take Saturday, April 28th. Not only they will receive this honor, but either one of them – or both – will also be giving a brief speech about the work that we are doing here at Stout to help end social isolation.
While Marla or Faizah don’t expect fanfare (hence the fact that most people at our school didn’t know they even received this amazing honor), we firmly believe that they deserve a round of applause. They have worked tirelessly to create an opportunity for our students here at Stout to grow emotionally, and to spend a little time actually talking to each other instead of staring at phones or Xboxes. This opportunity to talk has helped students (and teachers!) get to know each other, and for some that has made all the difference. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of all of the staff here, Faizah’s dedication, and Marla’s awesome organization and planning!
Congratulations, Marla and Faizah, on this well deserved honor! We at Stout are so proud for and of you. Enjoy your special weekend away!