December 15, 1997
Inglemoor's Sally Barnum selected Washington State Advisor of the Year
Sally Barnum, Activities Coordinator and ASB Advisor at Inglemoor High School, has been selected Washington State Advisor of the Year. Her statewide reputation as an advocate for student activities made her the unanimous choice of the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals Student Leadership Committee. Her name will be submitted to the National Association of Student Councils as Washington State's nominee for the Warren Shull Advisor of the Year Award.
Ms. Barnum has held her position as Activities Coordinator and ASB Advisor at Inglemoor for 14 years. In her role, she organizes and maintains the master calendar for all activities, works with the student body officers in a leadership role and teaches a leadership class open to all students, grades 10-12. In addition, she has been involved in the State Leadership Program for the past 14 summers. This program focuses on leadership skill development for over 250 secondary students, mostly ASB officers, from across the state. Students attend the program for one week. Ms. Barnum has served as the assistant director for one of the six one-week sessions for the past 10 years.
Vicki Sherwood, principal of Inglemoor, speaks of Sally as one person who "truly walks her talk. She models leadership for the students and demonstrates an infectious enthusiasm for activities and events. She makes an effort to connect with all kids, no matter what their interests, and empower them to make good choices. Her driving goal is to help kids be successful." Formal announcement of this honor will take place at the Washington Activities Coordinator Association Conference in March.