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Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:57
Attributions: 
Julie Hammari
Pictured from left to right: Craig Harvey of Horace Mann Insurance, Lucille Gull, Alex Gull, Rebecca and Adam Gull and children, Principal Dwight Liddiard, and George Gull

The Crystal Apple this year goes to the most selfless person we know. Adam Gull always puts his students, family, and co-workers first. Not a day goes by without him trying to help someone else. Adam began his teaching career in 5th grade at East Meadows as an intern. He decided to stay on when a position teaching 6th grade opened at East Meadows. He has spent time leading the 6th grade team and supporting his fellow teachers. Adam’s game plan has always been about his students. He has spent both time and effort to teach the fundamental skills of learning, respect, responsibility, and enjoying life to help win the game even if some players try to use his whistle. He is always willing to go the extra mile with after school clubs, professional development, getting to know his co-workers at the school, and making others feel welcome. His giving attitude doesn’t end when he walks out the door of the school, Adam spends his afternoon and evenings coaching kids. He has coached many after school clubs, city league soccer,and the Diamond Fork Junior High basketball team. He spends many nights and weekends camping and doing activities with the youth of his church. These are just a few of his selfless acts. Adam and his sixth grade team have an open relationship in creating new plays, analyzing game time strategies, sharing success stories, and just tossing the ball around. In other words Adam is like a Sea Gull, soaring high, looking at things from greater perspectives, and always looking for someone with food to grab a bite. So here’s to our coach of the year!