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Sherman High School Counselors Named State Award Recipient

Sherman High School has been named a 2022-2023 recipient of the Texas School Counselor Association's CREST or Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas Award. The award honors the counseling team's hard work and efforts at effective communication and ensuring results.

The SHS counseling team consists of Lead Counselor MaryAnn Hill and counselors Bobby Storey, Kimberly Bower, Rachel Strait, Cheryl Evans and Amy Milner. The team was recognized at the Texas School Counselor Association conference in Round Rock on February 12.

"My team is dedicated to guiding our students' development throughout high school, and this award highlights our dedication as professional school counselors," said Hill. "Thank you to the Texas School Counselor Association for recognizing greatness in our school."

CREST helps counselors to evaluate their counseling programs, promote their programs to stakeholders, demonstrate the effectiveness of their guidance and counseling programs through empirical means, and to implement the Texas and National models for school counseling programs. Only 42 other districts across Texas had schools that received the CREST Award.

CREST evaluates the counseling program in five categories:

  • Introduction to the School and the Role of the Professional School Counselor

  • Program Implementation Cycle

  • Foundational Components

  • Four Service Delivery Components

  • Program Curriculum

"The Sherman High School counseling team is driven, creative and always willing to step up to any challenge," said Aileen Hays, Sherman ISD Coordinator of Counseling and Student Services. "By earning the CREST award, they are an example of success to other school districts across Texas."