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Mary Lippe is named the Dr. Bob Community of Character Winner

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Mary Lippe is named the Dr. Bob Community of Character Winner for the 2nd Quarter. Lippe is recognized for exhibiting, Integrity, Citizenship and Compassion.

Staff members at Ott Elementary say Mary  Lippe is a great example of Citizenship. She volunteers at Ott Elementary School and for years spent countless hours at Sycamore Hills, Bridger and Truman H.S when her daughter attended those schools.

IMG_0465Presently, she is dedicated to the Box Tops and Labels for Education programs at Ott.  Her Compassion shows through her dedication to the program.  She purchases Kansas City Star newspapers to clip coupons and encourages families to participate. Her hard work of creating a display bulletin board and then collecting, sorting and turning in donations enabled Ott Elementary to receive a SMART board, laminator, and teacher work room supplies.  She gives families coupons and encourages student participation by providing fruit roll up celebrations and pizza parties as rewards.

She uses Integrity as a goal for all students to participate by the “each- one- give-one” set of ten Box Tops.  Mary tirelessly researches the internet to find new opportunities for families to help fund their school.   The latest star for her is earning two additional SMART boards for Ott School through Hy-Vee Grocery Store Smiles for Education promotion.  She has given to many schools to make education better for all students.  The self-less giving from her heart makes this star of our community an example for  all children of the Independence School District.  We nominate Mary Lippe for the person of character who is always quietly working to do the right thing; doing something about the challenges of others; and being a responsible member of our  community.