If you know Lucy "Esbee" Cash, she of Life in Forsyth fame, you will not be surprised to learn that she's been named Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools' 2012 Judy Mountjoy Volunteer of the Year:
Between Paisley, where her son Leon is a seventh-grader, and Whitaker Elementary School, where her younger son, George, is in the third grade, Cash spends about 20 hours a week as a volunteer.
All the work that Cash does – and all the care she shows for students and teachers along the way – prompted the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council of PTAs to give Cash its 2012 Judy Mountjoy Volunteer of the Year Award last night. Established in 2000, the award is named for a former teacher and guidance counselor who has devoted countless hours as a volunteer.
It feels odd to be honored for doing something that’s so satisfying, Cash said. “I genuinely enjoy it.”
If you've ever met Lucy you'll also not be surprised by these quotes from other volunteers:
“She has a lot of energy, and she is here all the time, no matter what,” said fellow volunteer Brierley Ash.
“If the teacher needs something, she’s going to figure out a way to get it done,” said Deena Dreyfuss, a Paisley volunteer who nominated Cash for the award. “She is here so much, she gets to know the kids. So many kids come up to her. She says, ‘How did you do on that math test?’”
Those of you who may have been wondering why her blogging at Life in Forsyth has been less prolific of late I think you have your answer as to why.
Well deserved Lucy. Congratulations!