CARE Award - May 2018


May CARE Award Winner Announced

May CARE Award Winner Announced


Canby Kiwanis and the Canby Business Community are pleased to announce the following Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Award recipient:

Brian Huggins, Fourth Grade Teacher at Lee Elementary School.

Kandi Stegmeier nominated Brian to receive the award because "he is such a leader, example, and encourager to all the students in the Canby School District and in the community is completely committed to her role as an educator and carries out her work with kindness, grace, and a positive attitude."

"Even 20 years ago, Mr. Huggins stood out to my kids as he always had a smile on his face and he is always so welcoming to everyone. He is not only is a teacher, but was a basketball coach for Canby and he built those girls' confidence so high," Stegmeier's submission read. "My daughter, who is now 21, talks about her coach and how he was awesome. He never cared if they lost; he always encouraged them and that's what kids need these days to make the world a happy place."

Brian's well known in the community. Even if he wasn't your coach or your teacher, Stegmeier says you can still feel his impact.

"If you're having a bad day and run into him, he's guaranteed to change your day," wrote Stegmeier.

Congratulations, Brian. Click the video to see how organizers surprised him!

A special thank you to the sponsors of this award – without their generosity this community recognition opportunity wouldn't be possible. Thank you to: Canby Kiwanis, Columbia Bank, DirectLink, The Wild Hare, Back Stop Bar & Grill, Rice Time, The Human Bean, Cutsforth's Thriftway, Gwynn's Coffee House, and Team Spirit.

If you know a teacher, counselor, coach or support staff that has made a difference in your life, the life of a child, or in our community, consider nominating him/her for a CARE Award.