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FHS Counselor Honored As National School Counselor of the Year Finalist

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Festus High School Counselor Jennifer Kline traveled to Washington, D.C. during th last week of January to be recognized as one of four finalists to become the 2020 National School Counselor of the Year.  Kline received the honor during a gala held at Washington's Union Station.   During her week in Washington, Kline met with Missouri 2nd District Congresswoman Ann Wagner and both of Missouri's Senators, Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley.  She also had the opportunity to meet with staff at the Department of Education and participate in a congressional briefing where she and her fellow Counselor of the Year finalists appeared on a panel discussion to talk about public education and some of the issues school counselors are facing across the country.

The American School Counselor Association which presents the School Counselor of the Year Award says "the award honors exemplary school counseling professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation's students, helping them achieve success in school and in life.