Vote Now for Webster Groves' Person of the Year
Nominations are in for the Webster Groves Person of the Year for 2012. You decide who gets the title.
Webster Groves Patch readers have submitted nominations for who they think should be Webster Groves' Person of the Year for 2012.
Now, you decide who gets the title. Voting closes Friday, Dec. 28, so spread the word and have your friends vote for your pick! The winner will be announced Dec. 31; sign-up to be notified through Webster Groves Patch's free daily newsletter.
And the nominees are...
Sheila Gurley, Head of School at The College School
The person who nominated her said:
"Her work gained Webster Groves national recognition in 2012, when The College School was one of only 12 independent schools nationwide to be named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for its sustainability initiatives and curriculum. Sheila and Tim Wood, sustainability coordinator, presented a "Green School Primer" at the National Private School Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., in late September. The school was one of only three schools in the U.S. to be invited to present. Sheila will be stepping down as Head of School at The College School in 2013 after 25 years of service to the institution (14 years as an elementary teacher and 10 years as an administrator) as the school enters its 50th anniversary year."
Other affiliations: Miriam Schools Advisory Board member
Geoffrey G. George, former Rock Hill alderman
The person who nominated him said:
"I believe that Heidi Glaus summed it up quite well in her segment on Geoff's Christmas light display. 'He has a heart bigger than Santa's Belly.' Geoff's works continuously 'do good' for others. His generosity and good works do not begin and end with his light display and food drive/Back Stoppers collection at Christmas. He also helps out the local communities during their parades/picnics/festivals and other events by bringing his fire engines to their events. When Rock Hill was experiencing turmoil regarding the Rock Hill Church, Geoff managed to track down Rock Hill's very first fire engine and has been working diligently at restoring it and the community pride. His efforts don't end with Rock Hill. His generosity has extended to communities as far away as Mehlville. He helps with Wohlwend Elementary School's Back Pack program, a program that makes sure that the children of the school have food for dinner and over the weekend. These are children and their families who would otherwise go hungry at these times. He collects food for the Webster-Rock Hill Ministries and through the summer he helped Children's Cancer Society, Ride On St. Louis, and Shriners. He has worked with March of Dimes in the past and various other charities. They say that charity begins at home. Geoffrey is living proof that it reaches much further. That is why I am honored to nominate Geoffrey George for Person of the Year."
Other affiliations: Active in scouting programs, Gateway Fire Historical Society member, prior chairperson for March of Dimes, Racers for Research founder to raise money for March of Dimes, employed by Senator John Danforth for the last 15 years