April 2019 Cause for Applause Winner

EVSC Teacher Receives April Cause for Applause Awards
Posted on 04/01/2019
McCutchanville Elementary School Teacher Emma Dugger is the April recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.

Dugger was nominated by Chemo Buddies Director Jill Kincaid for her work with the organization.
According to Kincaid, Chemo Buddies never expected students to be one of the group’s biggest contributors, but thanks to teachers like Dugger, that is exactly what happened. To help support Chemo Buddies, Dugger created Student Buddies as a way for students and educators to come alongside those in treatment and make a difference for cancer patients. “Mrs. Dugger created the website StudentBuddies.org and oversees the ongoing grant projects and student participation while maintaining her full time job as a teacher at McCutchanville Elementary.” Kincaid wrote in her nomination letter. Kincaid goes on to say that in its first year, Student Buddies received the Sam Featherstone Award from Leadership Evansville, and notes that the program has grown exponentially this year with 26 schools participating.

“The Student Buddies program is truly making a difference in the lives of area cancer patients, and even more importantly, teaching students the importance of giving back and empowering them to know that they can help if someone they love gets cancer,” Kincaid wrote.

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 www.evscschools.com 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.