Sue Roberts at the WDMCS Welcom Back accepting the Susan Asklof Enthusiasm Award.

The 2012-13 Susan Asklof Enthusiasm Award was presented to Sue Roberts at the West Des Moines Community School District’s welcome back celebration on Monday, August 19. Sue an associate at Western Hills Elementary School.

WDMCS Community Education began giving this award in memory of Susan Asklof, the district’s wellness supervisor from 1986-1991. Susan helped many students and staff understand the importance and reward of a healthy lifestyle. The recipient of this award is an employee who exemplifies her amazing qualities: Lives Life Fully, Loves Unconditionally, Learns with Joy, Laughs Heartily, and Leaves a Legacy.

Here is excerpt from Susan’s nomination form written by one of her peers.

“It is said that laughter is the best medicine. It is this medicine that Sue brings with her to work each day.  Sue uses her time with the students to share a smile and laugh. She sends a message that ‘we can do this together.  Sue’s positive attitude is evident in her smiles along the way as she shares with her students the joy in their successes and laugh together as they learn something new each day.”

Gabe Carlson, WDMCS Wellness Director spoke about Susan and the amazing life she lived.