More than 150 guests attended the 32nd Annual ROSE Awards, which was held at the Lafayette High Theater on Sunday, May 2.
Rockwood Board of Education members, district administrators, teachers, staff and their families came together to honor those who show their dedication and commitment to serving the children and families of the Rockwood School District.
This year, the award program was divided into two separate ceremonies to allow for proper social distancing. The first ceremony featured Teachers of the Year and Cornerstone Award recipients, and the second ceremony honored service awardees, retirees and ROSE Award recipients.
"Although this year's ceremony may look different, we are glad that we are able to safely commend our awardees in person," Assistant Superintendent Supervision of Schools Dr. Lisa Counts said during her introduction.
"This has been a great afternoon of celebration and recognition," Rockwood Board President Jaime Bayes said in her remarks. "It is an honor to recognize so many outstanding staff members for their service to our school district."
Following the two ceremonies, awardees and their guests were invited to an outdoor reception where they enjoyed light refreshments, appetizers and desserts. They also took in live musical entertainment, which was provided by Crestview Middle orchestra teacher Bob Wilhite and his ensemble. Congratulations to all of our awardees and retirees!
View the video below to watch a tribute to our 15 ROSE Award recipients, and download photos from the event! If you would like to view the recorded ceremonies, please visit our YouTube channel.