Heather Moro, principal at Slade Elementary School, traveled from Laramie to hand Rawhide Principal Bertine Bahige his National Distinguished Principal award. Moro was last year’s recipient of the award.
Rawhide Elementary School Principal Bertine Bahige receives high-fives from students after learning he was chosen as Wyoming’s 2021 National Distinguished Principal during a surprise ceremony Wednesday morning.
Fifth grade student Shaiden Coffman, 10, hugs Rawhide Elementary School Principal Bertine Bahige during the principal's recognition as Wyoming’s 2021 National Distinguished Principal Wednesday at the school.
A group of roughly 20 people gathered in the Rawhide Elementary School gym Wednesday morning, all with excited eyes above their face masks as they waited for the man of the hour.
It was Bertine Bahige’s big day, and he was the only person in the school who didn’t know it. Bahige has been named Wyoming’s 2021 National Distinguished Principal, and it was a complete surprise to him.