Madison Elementary Counselor Awarded Grant by Iowa School Counselor Association

Madison Elementary School counselor Sarah Majoros received the Gary Henrichs Memorial Award for Iowa School Counselors on November 5 at the Iowa School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Des Moines.

The $600 grant award recognizes the comprehensive school counseling program that Majoros has developed at Madison. The grant will allow her to implement a new program, Why Try, with its curriculum designed to help students overcome obstacles to school and personal success – obstacles such as poverty, language and cultural barriers, and lack of family support.

Majoros has been a school counselor at Madison Elementary School for nine years. She received her undergraduate degree from Drake University and a Masters Degree in counseling from Iowa State University. She also received a RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) school counseling award in 2010.

“We were truly impressed by Ms. Majoros’ application, her enthusiasm for this program, and her passion for working with students,” said Sue Farran, president-elect of the Iowa School Counselor Association. “She is a credit to our profession of school counseling.”

The Gary Henrichs Memorial Award/Grant was created by the family of Gary Henrichs to honor and support outstanding counselors and counseling programs in Iowa schools.  Gary Henrichs was a lifelong supporter of school counseling and was one of the pioneers in elementary counseling in Iowa. He joined the Iowa Department of Education in 1977 as Elementary Guidance Consultant where he worked until his retirement in 2000. Gary died in November 2002, while working as an elementary school counselor in Missouri.