receives state-wide award
Cottonwood resident George Hager was awarded, Support Person of the Year by the Engineering and Technology Education Association of Idaho.
Mr. Hager received this award for the volunteer work he does at Prairie High School, Engineering and Technology Ed. Department. He volunteers between 20-30 hours a week assisting Mr. Jerry Richardson, Tech Ed. Instructor. Mr. Hager’s has professional training as a Journeyman Cabinetmaker, Desktop Publisher, and training in AutoCAD and Machine shop tools and operation. His expertise and training in the above fields make him a very helpful volunteer. Mr. Hager is always willing and happy to assist the students who ask for help with their classroom or individual projects. Mr. Hager’s expertise has helped the students explore design principles in projects like the airplane wing design and principles of flight, he also designed the base on which the students have been able to create their own unique wood puzzle designs.
Why does he help out at the school for no pay? His reason is, this community helped and cared for him when he was in a time of need, and once he had recovered enough to get up and move around again, he wanted to give something back. Mr. Hager says being able to volunteer is like physical therapy without the pain, He really does not like to be in the spotlight like this. But as previous PHS Principal Mr. Snodgrass has said, and current Principal Todd Shumway agreeing, “People like the Mr. Hager’s, are an asset to the community” Mr. Hager plans to volunteer as long as he is physically able.
We are so fortunate to have people like him willing to help our area young people.