Sallisaw Public Schools Mentoring Program, Sallisaw
James Limbaugh, a senior at Sallisaw High School, has been recognized as an outstanding mentor for the SHS Student Council mentoring program, which pairs high school students with local elementary students for mentoring. Through the program, Limbaugh has been matched with a boy at Liberty Elementary School.
“James has made a significant relationship with his second-grade student,” said Student Council Adviser Sarah Jackson. “The young man runs to James at every meeting and looks forward to the time spent together. James loves the opportunity to serve younger students and provide support and encouragement to those who are less fortunate.”
Jackson described Limbaugh as an outstanding student leader and community servant. As a mentor, he has a unique ability to connect with younger students and lead them through fun activities and conversations. As Student Council CEO and senior class president, Limbaugh led a fundraiser to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and organized a water drive for Hurricane Harvey victims. He also was selected for American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation.
“James is an amazing young man and a true leader,” Jackson added. “He is always concerned about helping others and providing to those in need. He is excellent at taking charge and be trusted to go above and beyond.”
About the Program: Sallisaw Public Schools Mentoring Program is a school-based, peer mentoring program that matches high school volunteers with first- and second-graders at Liberty Elementary School. Volunteers talk with mentees and do different activities and projects with them.