Smith-Cotton High School Principal Wade Norton and Athletic/Activities Director Rob Davis are the recipients of the Superintendent’s Bell Ringer Award for December.

The monthly award is a way for Superintendent Steve Triplett to honor Sedalia 200 staff members who put the district’s mission statement into action and those who display exemplary effort in celebrating student success.

Winners are selected from nominations made by staff members and administrators.

The nominator for Norton and Davis wrote: “Mr. Norton and Mr. Davis are working tirelessly behind the scenes to help keep students active amid quarantines and schedule changes. They are so focused on ensuring that students have opportunities to keep learning, keep competing and keep interacting with their teammates and fellow students.” Triplett said.

“These days, there is no such thing as a weekend for Mr. Davis and Mr. Norton. They have been constantly working on behalf of our students, teams and coaches. Mr. Davis has been juggling schedules for all of our athletic teams from seventh grade through varsity while Mr. Norton has led the charge to make needed changes to allow students to continue with in-person learning. I’m am proud to make them our first dual Bell Ringer recipients,” Triplett concluded.

Other nominees for December were Andrea Eppenauer, Rhonda Enrietto and Matthew Dillon from Smith-Cotton High; Ashley Wendt, Heather Miller, Amy Carbone-Scott and Sarah Jones of Horace Mann Elementary; Hannah Brick, Roxy Himes and Mary Houston of Washington Elementary; Melissa McGathy and Kathy Garrison of Sedalia Middle School; Monica Harris of Skyline Elementary; Andrea Curtis of Heber Hunt Elementary and Ella Oliver with the district’s Food Service.

In the photo: Sedalia School District 200 Superintendent Steve Triplett, center, presents Sedalia 200 Athletic/Activities Director Rob Davis, left, and Smith-Cotton High School Principal Wade Norton with the Superintendents’ Bell Ringer Award on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the high school.