Cedar Creek School recently hosted Celebration 2022 – Fiesta en mi Casa, the school’s annual spring fundraising event. Fiesta en mi Casa which translates to party in my house was a virtual fiesta supported by Cedar Creek families and friends and took place in mid-April. The live streamed event opened with award presentations and included silent and live auctions.
Cathi Boniol-Cox, Class of 1977 received the Outstanding Alumnus Award which recognizes and honors an alumnus or alumna who has distinguished themselves by significant accomplishments since graduating from Cedar Creek School.
Now in her 40th year as an educator, Cathi Cox-Boniol recently retired from the Lincoln Parish School System. During her career, she served as a secondary science educator before moving into the Program Coordinator position for CATALyST, Louisiana Tech University’s Center for Applied Teaching and Learning to Yield Scientific Thinking. Cathi returned to the Lincoln Parish District as coordinator for the new ACHIEVE program and forged community-based partnerships to enhance public education efforts.
She also initiated both the Lincoln Parish STEM Satellite and STEM Seed magnet programs as well as a creative writing emphasis in partnership with Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. Cathi also assumed the role of Director for the New Tech @ Ruston academy where she guided the program to a “Best in Education” award by the Coordinating and Development Corporation as well as National Demonstration Site and Exemplary Model School status within a year. Following her retirement, Cathi returned to Louisiana Tech to serve as director for the new Region 8 LaSTEM Center. A STEM education consultant with “Side by Side Strategies,” she is also an independent writer and author while serving as Community News Editor for the Ruston Daily Leader.
From the beginning, service and volunteerism have been the building blocks for the school’s success. Cedar Creek is forever grateful for our founding families and the community members who helped make Cedar Creek School a reality in the Fall of 1970. The Outstanding Service Award recognizes selfless service to our school community. The Cedar Creek School 2022 Outstanding Service Award is presented to Donna Ward.
Over the years, there have been many generous donors who have and continue to provide financial support to Cedar Creek School. Cedar Creek would not be the outstanding school it is today without the financial support and sacrifice of the community. The Hood Family is recognized for what could be described as visionary support, not just for today’s needs, but for long term needs. The 2022 Super Omnia Award is given in recognition of overwhelming support of Cedar Creek School to John and Liz Hood.
The entire Cedar Creek community is proudly celebrating the support and accomplishments of these outstanding members of our community. We also want to thank our sponsors, businesses and families that participated in the event and made it an overwhelming success.
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