Women among EBR Parish Volunteers of the Year _lowres

Photo provided by Kristi Watts -- St. Michael the Archangel High School Principal Ellen Lee, left, and St. Jude Catholic School Principal Karen Jakuback, right, congratulate Holly Wilson, second from left, and Kaye Schiefelbein on being selected as East Baton Rouge Parish’s Volunteers of the Year at a reception held June 9 at the Governor’s Mansion.

Holly Wilson and Kaye Schiefelbein are among five people selected as East Baton Rouge Parish’s Volunteers of the Year and were honored at a reception on June 9 at the Governor’s Mansion, according to a news release.

The reception was presented by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana.

Wilson, a mother of three children, was honored for her work at St. Michael the Archangel High School, where she has had a child enrolled since 2004.

At St. Michael, Wilson has served as an officer with the Home and School Association, coordinates receptions, works on long-range plans and helps with fundraisers and other activities.

She also helps with the distribution of school supplies, provides refreshments for receptions and events, and assists with a boot camp for incoming parents as their children transition to high school.

“As a former teacher, I know the benefits that volunteers provide,” Wilson said. “I hope I can be a positive contributor to the school community in any way they may need. I believe this creates a true team of school and home that build upon each other.”

Schiefelbein volunteers at St. Jude Catholic School in the library and has been there since her grandson, now a sixth-grader, was in kindergarten. She checks books in and out, helps the children with research projects, restocks books, checks for proper shelving, repairs damaged books and covers books as necessary.

She also assists with tests, inventory and the annual book fair. She is an active volunteer outside of the library and helps with the carpool line and serves in the cafeteria.

“I enjoy being around the children year to year and watching them grow from little ones to young teens,” Schiefelbein said.