Sure the presidential debate is tonight, but did you know there is another momentous contest afoot?
Tiffany Wilhelm, a member of the Parent Teacher Student Organization at South Colby Elementary, informs us that Brian Pickard, longtime principal, is leading the pack in King 5/ Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington contest. Yes, scroll on down past “Best Amateur Athlete,” “Hottest Firefighter,” and “Best Comedian,” and you’ll see Pickard — in his superman outfit — in first place with 150 votes.
Wilhelm, leaving nothing to chance, contacted to Kitsap Sun to
make a shameless pitch for Pickard and to encourage other voters to
step forward. She’s the one who submitted the superman picture
(Pickard apparently doesn’t know the fuzzy image of him at some
school event has gone public), and Wilhelm says it’s fitting.
“He really is a Super Hero in our school,” Wilhelm said in an email, “He is willing to do just about anything for the kids, including be duct taped to a wall, dye his hair blue, kiss a pig, become a human ice cream sundae and so much more.”
On the first day of school this year, Pickard organized parents, former parents and community members to greet arriving students with a “Tunnel of Hope.” In his words: “This Tunnel of Hope is to meet and greet all the students (treasures!!) and their parents (also treasures!!) arriving at SC on the first day and give them the most amazing welcome and positive feelings they have ever experienced.” Wilhelm described walking through the Tunnel of Hope as a “fantastic way to start the year” for students and parents, alike.
“Mr. Pickard is an amazing principal,” Wilhelm said. “He believes that every child is capable of success — no exceptions, and encourages that pledge among both the kids AND all adults within the building. Our school community is stronger because he is part of it.”
A principal from “big ‘ol Bothel” is edging in on Pickard’s lead, Wilhelm says. She encourages South Colby constituents to get out the vote between now and the contest deadline Oct. 12.