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First Fred Award Winners of School Year Named

Lottie Wilson and Samantha Trevizo were named the first two recipients of the Westminster Public Schools (WPS) Fred Awards for going above and beyond the call of duty while working for the students of Westminster Public Schools. They were recognized at the Oct. 8 Board of Education meeting.

Lottie Wilson stands with the WPS Board of Education Lottie Wilson, Career & Technical Education Administrator

Nominated by Bill Cherrington, WPS Parent

“I have worked with Lottie for many years now. She works tirelessly in the background to make all the CTE programs work, from setting up meetings with the CTE Board, starting the CTE showcase, even helping get Cyber Patriot off the ground to name a few.”

“She always has a smile on her face. Knowing the amount of work she has done and her amazing personality she should be recognized.”

Samantha Trevizo stands with the WPS Board of Education


Samantha Trevizo, Educational Interpreter, WPS

Nominated by Sandy Steiner, Director of Post-Secondary and Work Force Readiness

The entire Postsecondary Readiness team thanks her for service above and beyond - MANY TIMES. For example, when our middle school Community and Education Specialist resigned and we had a parent meeting scheduled for the next day that needed a translator, Samantha covered that meeting herself.

Another example: The monthly Future Center newsletter lands on her desk last for the translation to Spanish, and, I am afraid to say, often in pieces. The final piece of the latest newsletter was not given to her until Friday at 4:50 pm. That remaining piece of text was returned to us the same night at 8 pm.

Samantha is tireless in her work to meet the schedules provided by all of us so that our clear communication with our families will be accurate, regardless of the language they speak. For these and, no doubt many more times she has come to the aid of a member of the team, I nominate Samantha Trevizo for the Fred Award!”

The Fred Award is given out quarterly and is named after a Colorado mail carrier who is profiled in the book, “The Fred Factor” written by Mark Sanborn. The national bestseller details how, “Passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.”

In addition to being publicly recognized at the Board of Education meeting, recipients receive a copy of the book “The Fred Factor”, a lapel pin and an engraved trophy.

Families, community members and employees are invited to recognize a WPS employee who provides excellent customer service. To nominate an employee or group of employees, visit