In honor of school counselors in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System APSU’S department of psychological science and counseling’s School Counseling Program sponsored an evening of dinner, awards and professional development earlier this month.

“Much of the success of our school counseling program is a result of the vital role CMCSS school counselors play in providing on-site training and supervision to our students during their practicum and internship experiences,” the event coordinator Deborah Buchanan said.

Thirty-five school counselors and APSU school counseling students attended the event.

The 2016 School Counselor of the Year was Kim Cherry of Oakland Elementary School.

Oakland Elementary School Principal Cindy Adams said Cherry was “selfless” and a “model person.”

“Kim Cherry is the model example of a person who thinks of others’ needs while continuously, and selflessly giving back to her school’s children and community,” Adams said.