Inspire Award Spotlight: Annika Carlson, Sheridan Elementary

This is the third in a series of four videos, recorded pre-COVID-19, that feature winners of the Inspire Award from the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.

Annika Carlson, a fifth-grader at Sheridan Elementary School last year, is quick to credit others when asked about what makes her a leader among her peers.

“A lot of the teachers here, they inspire you to get good grades, to be kind to others and to be a leader,” she said.

A Sheridan staff member had this to say about Annika: “Annika comes to school every day with a big smile, positive and flexible attitude. She inspires everyone around her to be their best … She is an excellent role model. She works hard on academics and helps others. She is a positive group member and works with everyone. She gives amazing effort and doesn't give up. She is so respectful and a true leader.”

Annika is the 2020 Inspire Award student winner from Sheridan. The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools annually honors students and staff from across LPS, as well as one Inspire School award winner. Award recipients are identified by principals from every school, with the focus on selecting an individual who has made a special contribution to the school and the school community. These individuals regularly go above and beyond, take initiative and are a positive inspiration to others. 

Watch the following video to learn more about Annika and what makes her such an inspiration. 

Published: June 22, 2020, Updated: June 22, 2020