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Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor is a finalist for national award

Special to The Dallas Examiner | 12/1/2018, 1:28 p.m.
The American School Counselor Association has announced that Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor, Nwakaego Edordu, is 1 of 6 ...
Nwakaego Edordu, a counselor at Billy Earl Dade Middle School, is 1 of 6 finalists for the 2019 School Counselor of the Year award. Dallas ISD

Special to The Dallas Examiner

The American School Counselor Association has announced that Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor, Nwakaego Edordu, is 1 of 6 finalists for the 2019 School Counselor of the Year awards program.

The award honors the school counseling professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for students, helping them achieve success in school and life. Edordu has served as a counselor at Dade Middle School for four years.

“Being named a finalist is a privilege and honor, but the biggest privilege is to help students, help this school, and help this community,” she said.

Nominations for the School Counselor of the Year awards program were submitted by the state school counselor associations. She and the other five finalists and their principals will travel to Washington, D.C., in late January for special celebratory and educational events. The finalists will be honored in an award ceremony and be formally recognized at a black-tie gala.

“The School Counselor of the Year award is an esteemed recognition for our profession,” said Richard Wong, executive director at the American School Counselor Association. “School counselors make significant contributions to the overall well-being of students and their success. Their unique qualifications and training allow them to support students’ academic achievement, career develop-ment and social/emotional needs. This award highlights their commitment, dedication and excellence.”