Jaycee Hines, head custodian at Riverwood Elementary School, has been named the 2015 Johnston County Schools’ Custodian of the Year.
He was officially recognized among his colleagues during the annual Sparkle Awards Ceremony held in Smithfield. Hines, who was totally unsuspecting of the honor, was presented with an honorary plaque by Allen Vann, JCS Director of General Services.
According to Vann, when Riverwood Elementary’s administration was informed of the district’s decision to name Hines the Custodian of the Year, it was obvious from the reaction that the school felt the honor was appropriate.
“Mr. Jaycee Hines is truly deserving of the recognition of Custodian of the Year,” said Principal Dorlisa Johnson-Cowart. “We feel at Riverwood Elementary School that Mr. Hines is such an asset to our entire school community.”
Johnson-Cowart added that Hines keeps the school looking beautiful each day, and the building still looks brand new under his constant care and attention to detail.
Hines also serves as a wonderful role model to students by showing them what it means to be a team player, how to work hard, and be willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
“We are so fortunate to have Mr. Hines leading our custodial staff with his friendly personality and his outstanding work ethic,” said Johnson-Cowart. “We couldn’t do it without him, and we are thankful for his continued dedication to the students, staff, and school community.”