Pando News – April 2023, SPECIAL EDITION

Pando is proud to present the second group of 2023 STAR Students! These students were nominated by their Pando Support Advocates to receive a STAR Award on May 4, 2023 at the Crown Uptown Theatre. Students were nominated because they have shown exceptional growth through improved grades, increased school attendance and even personal growth.

“At Pando, we measure success by student growth. The STAR Awards is a way for us to recognize that growth and honor kids who have worked hard to achieve their goals,” said Kenya McConico, Pando Program Director.

Fourty-four Pando students will gather at the event, along with their family, school staff and friends to
receive their award.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the nominees!

“She teaches us about career paths, mental health, and integrity. She’s helped me with a lot of things, and I feel like I’m actually going to get into the career I want in the future”

Hallie, Curtis Middle School

(speaking about Audrey Clark, Pando Student Support Advocate)

“Pando has helped me a lot with my attendance, grades, and attitude overall. I always feel like I have someone I can talk to no matter what.”

Lily, Derby Middle School


“I go into her office to do my work. I get to focus in there with no distractions, and I get all of my work done. Also she’s nice and gives me snacks.”

Javon, Truesdell Middle School

(speaking about Phylicia Thompson, Pando Student Support Advocate)


Ticket sales end Tuesday, May 2. Get yours today!

Thank You 2023 STAR Sponsors!







KC Bell, Inc.

Drs. Phil & Laura Knight





East Heights United Methodist Church

Fleeson Gooing Attorneys at Law

Phil & Judy Frick

Dale & Suzanne Graham

Josh & Sherri Hamilton

Mel & Susan Hussey


Legacy Bank

Scott & Rosemary Lesser

Tim Link

Ted & Florence Metcalf

Mid American Credit Union

Pando Board Members

Vision Care Direct

Woodlawn United Methodist Church

Posted in News on April 27, 2023.

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