December Cause for Applause

Helfrich Park Teacher Named December Cause for Applause Winner
Posted on 12/07/2018
Helfrich Park Teacher Receives EVSC’s December Cause for Applause

Helfrich Park STEM Academy Teacher Megan Wright is the December recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.

Wright was nominated by a coworker and parent at Helfrich who wrote about the amazing things Wright does for students.

According to her nominators, Wright is the lead planner for the sixth grade’s annual trip to Land Between the Lakes which is no small task, as well as a leader in the school.

“The preparation for this trip is huge,” wrote one nominator. “Then, once we are down there, she is everywhere with the kids and truly cares about each and every one of them. She has fun with them, comforts them and really does anything they need.”
The nominator goes on to explain the huge impact Wright has on all students at Helfrich. “Outside of the trip, she is a huge role model for all the kids at Helfrich Park. They all want to be in her science classes, but even if they can’t, they all know they can still go to her, if needed.”

Wright also leads the school’s STEM in Action movement. On her own, she has been an active participant in the Manufacturing Bootcamp. Through this experience, she has built a STEM/project-based learning project with Berry Global executive leadership. As part of the partnership, Wright’s students are paired with engineers from Berry Global to solve a real-world engineering design project.

“Megan is an excellent teacher and a shining star among all the stars at Helfrich,” wrote her coworker.

Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month. To nominate an EVSC employee, go to and click on About Us and see Cause for Applause under Community. Paper forms are available at the schools for those without access to the Internet.