Sierra Lutheran awards John R. Gamble memorial medal |

Sierra Lutheran awards John R. Gamble memorial medal

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Miki Trujillo is the new principal at ASPIRE High School, and recipient of the John R. Gamble Memorial Medal..
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Michelle L. Trujillo is the recipient of Sierra Lutheran High School’s inaugural John R. Gamble Memorial Medal.

A medal presentation and dinner is 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the school.

“Miki was chosen to be the first recipient because she represents and demonstrates how education and faith together can make a meaningful difference in how a student approaches life. Educators like Miki, whether it be in a public or private school setting, tirelessly work to teach guiding principles that impact a child’s whole life, not just their school life,” said Julia Bonafede, president of Sierra Lutheran High School Association. “She understands that compassion, setting boundaries and creating expectations for students are key ingredients to success in education.”

Trujillo serves as principal of the ASPIRE Program in Douglas County. She is former Teacher of the Year, and in 2000 was elected into the Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

“Mrs. T, as she is known to her students, is also the author of ‘Teens Talkin’ Faith: A Christian Perspective,’” Bonafede said.

John Gamble was a long-time member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and a strong supporter of education having served as State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Nevada.

His son, retired district judge Dave Gamble will present the award.

“The Gamble family have been great supporters of our mission at Sierra Lutheran High School,” Bonafede said. “We are all about creating opportunities for our youth. Judge Gamble and his wife, Diane, are creating opportunities for young mothers and their newborns that might not have had a chance to reach their potential. We’re honored to have the opportunity to bring these leaders of our community together.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $8 for children.

Call the school at 267-1921 for information about tickets.

Sierra Lutheran is located at 3601 Romans Road, Carson City.