Kansas School Counselor Association recently announced the recipient of a prestigious school counseling award.

Kimberly Reimer, School Counselor at Miller Elementary School in the Dodge City School District, was named the recipient of the 2018 KSCA Promise Award.

Reimer recently completed her second year serving as a Kansas School Counselor.

The announcement was made on May 30 at the Kansas State University School Counseling Camp in Manhattan, Kansas.

The KSCA Promise Award is a state award designed to recognize an emerging school counselor demonstrating outstanding practice in the first five years of service.

The KSCA Promise Award selection is based on several criteria including school counseling innovations, promising school counseling practices, and service to the school counseling profession.

Annual nominations for the school counselor awards program are submitted to the Kansas School Counselor Association. A state awards committee consisting of school counselors, school counselor educators and school administrators review the applications of nominees to make selections for the awards.

The Kansas School Counselor Association is a state professional organization and a division of the American School Counselor Association.

Both organizations assist school counselors in the work they do through school counseling programs. School counselors are professionals who assist all students in academic achievement, career planning, and social-emotional development to promote success in school and life.