Mr Hillestad Reflection

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In the spring of 2016, Cedarcrest High School senior Josh Budig was readying for graduation, preparing for college, and getting ready for what the future had in store for him. However, Budig was also thinking of giving back, taking a moment to give thanks to an educator who left a lasting impression upon not only him, but countless students over the years.

That educator is Marc Hillestad, Cedarcrest High School’s Career & Technical Education teacher and DECA Advisor.

The thoughts, the accolades all began when Budig put fingers to keyboard and submitted an essay about Mr. Hillestad for the 2016 Teacher of the Week contest, sponsored by Seattle sports radio station 710 ESPN Seattle, their parent company Bonneville Broadcasting, website, and the WSECU (Washington State Employees Credit Union). Of all the entries received, Hillestad was one of just 24 educators selected to receive the honor.
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Acknowledging some personal adversity over the previous months, Budig shared that “Mr. Hillestad has shown our community how to have a positive attitude in the face of hardships. He continues to positively impact our community on a daily
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