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OGDEN -- Friday is the last day of school for students and faculty at Pioneer Elementary in Ogden, and they wanted to make sure they gave their principal a very special send off.
After seven years at the school, Mr. Kevin Sederholm is transferring to another school in the fall. As a thank you, the students and staff at Pioneer worked with KSL to orchestrate a High 5 surprise.
Mr. Sederholm knew about the assembly. He thought we were there to profile the students' achievements in the Ken Garff Road to Success program, which KSL sponsors. But that wasn't the only reason.
We solicited the help of teacher Vicki Clark to shine the spotlight on a much-beloved principal.
"We know that change has come, and it's time for him to move on to another school. But we're grateful for the change that brought him here to Pioneer, and we thank him for all the service and kindness that he's shown to the staff, to the students, to the parents and to the community. And we know that you're leaving this school a better place than you found it," Clark said.
Sederholm said, "All I can say is thank you. You have made the last seven years very enjoyable to wake up and come to school each day."
So we give a High 5 to Mr. Sederholm for his hard work at Pioneer Elementary and a thank you to Vicki Clark for being our cohort in this surprise.
Our friends at USANA heard Mr. Sederholm is a country fan and gave him a pair of tickets to the Toby Keith concert on August 22.