Wilder wins service award

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Becky Wilder, nutrition manager at Cleveland Elementary, is the third recipient of the Cheryl Calhoun Award, established two years ago by the Fayette County School System’s School Nutrition Program to recognize the outstanding achievements of school nutrition managers.

The school system’s nutrition staff nominated and voted on the individual they felt was the most qualified for the award. School Nutrition Director Kokeeta Wilder says recipient Becky Wilder was selected because she best exemplifies reliability, dedication, hard work, and a positive attitude.

Named in honor of the district’s longest serving school nutrition director who lost her battle with cancer in January 2007, the Cheryl Calhoun Award recognizes nutrition managers who possess the same professional qualities demonstrated by Calhoun: enthusiasm, hard work, and commitment to excellence.

Wilder has worked for the school system’s school nutrition program for 25 years as a manager and lead manager. She has been the school nutrition manager at Cleveland Elementary for two and a half years.