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In surprise assembly, Utz given statewide award

 

Karrie Utz accepts a statewide award Tuesday, flanked by Monti Franckowiak, Zone One director and awards committee chair for the PSE, and Charlotte Shindler, PSE state president. - Jacob Wagner photo

Karrie Utz accepted an award as "Public School Employee of the Year" for the state of Washington in the Lake Roosevelt gymnasium May 29, chosen out of over 30,000 PSE members in the state.

Utz appeared completely surprised when her name was announced at the mystery assembly as the gym roared with applause.

Utz thanked her family, students, and fellow staff members in an emotional thank-you in front of the student body and staff for Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School.

"This is so overwhelming, thank you," Utz said.

Several members of Utz's family were present at the assembly.

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