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Julie Hill

Position: School Counselor
School: Western Boone Jr/Sr High School
School District: Western Boone Community Schools
City, State: Thorntown, IN

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Julie Hill was nominated by their spouse, Allen Hill. 

Mrs. Hill is an extraordinary school counselor. They've committed the last 20 years of their life to this profession, making a significant impact at the local, state, and national levels. This individual has served on the Indiana School Counselor Association board and has served six years on the ASCA National Board (including being the chair of the National Board for three years). They've had involvement with The American Red Cross, meeting with state officials, Congressmen and Congresswomen, the US Department of Labor, and the Swiss Embassy. Furthermore, this school counselor has accomplished Gold Star status and has helped their school counseling program achieve RAMP, earning both state and national awards.

"Julie is a model for school counselors in their building, School Corporation, the state of Indiana, and the country," explains Mr. Hill. "Julie collaborates with teachers, administrators, parents, staff, and other stakeholders to build up their students. In other words, this school counselor is consistently putting the best interest of students first. They've done this locally, state-wide, and nationally."  

Mrs. Hill put in a lot of time to obtain a Lilly Grant for Western Boone School Corporation in order to develop programs to improve students' academic, social/emotional, and career growth. They collaborate and build relationships with counseling agencies in the community to help students with the challenges they are facing. They've also established a food pantry to serve families in need. This amazing school counselor has been an important advocate for their profession and students throughout their career.

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