Eugene Custodian Nominated for Award

JUNE BLACKWELLEUGENE, Ore. — A local school custodian could be up for a national award.

Students and staff at North Eugene High School nominated June Blackwell for the Everyday Heroes Award, which is presented by the American Federation of Teachers.

Blackwell has worked at North Eugene High School for more than 10 years.

Students say she not only the custodian, but is greatly involved in many school activities like graduation, Project Hope, Project Give and the Scottish Festival.

Blackwell says she feels honored just to be nominated.

“It makes me feel pretty good that everybody likes me that much,” Blackwell said.

“If there’s one person that I can think of that’s the most hard working, dedicated, compassionate person, I know it’s June and I feel like she deserves it out of everyone,” said North Eugene High School senior Hunter Briggs.

Blackwell is the only nominee from Oregon. If you’d like to cast a vote for her, click here.┬áVoting is open through April 20.

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  1. Alicia Thornley says:


    She was always awesome when I went to north eugene! She has always been kind, hard working, and a person that you could go talk to just if you needed to! If she doesn’t win, I will be sad! But hey, the nomination is a HUGE deal, and she deserves it!

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