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School Board Celebrates Employee Excellence

by Amber McDown

The Webster Parish School Board recognized Earnest Jones as the Employee of the Month for January 2022 during the school board meeting on Monday. The award was presented by Rodney Taylor of Tayor and Sons. 

Mr Jones has worked as a custodian at Lakeside Jr/Sr High school since 2012. Both junior high students and faculty members expressed how important Mr. Jones is to their school: “He loves his family and school. He is a hard worker who always goes beyond his job description. He takes the time to get to know each one of the students. He epitomizes what a man should be. He has a heart of pure gold, and does everything without grumbling or complaining but with a smile on his face. We obviously love Mr. Jones here at Lakeside, and anyone who knows him would say the same. He is so deserving of this recognition. Our school wouldn’t be the same without him.”

Several teachers from Lakeside came to the meeting to show their support and enthusiasm for Mr. Jones. Before leaving the meeting, one teacher stated, “He takes really good care of us. We wouldn’t trade him for anything.”

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