Posted Date: 05/26/2022
Celeste Elementary School held an academic awards assembly on May 25, 2022 to recognize students for outstanding academic performance, A and AB honor roll, citizenship, Accelerated Reading goals, and perfect attendance throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The Georgia Steed Abell awards are given in memory of a beloved teacher that spent her entire teaching career of more than 25 years at Celeste Elementary. She attended the Celeste Public Schools and graduated from Celeste High School in 1964. Her single intent in the school system in every instance was to guide students toward their highest level of success. After her retirement, she immediately began volunteering her time in Celeste schools both as a general aide and as a substitute teacher. Ms. Abell was diagnosed with cancer about a year after she retired; even though her battle was particularly rigorous, she maintained her schedule on the Celeste school campuses until very close to the end of her life, always with grace, composure, dedication and generosity. After her death in 2006, the teachers at Celeste Elementary School created the Georgia Steed Abell Medal to honor her memory.