Second Annual 'Custodians Are Key' Contest Seeks Nominations

Tennant Company, a manufacturing and marketing solutions based company in the cleaning industry, launched the second annual Custodians Are Key campaign. The eight-month campaign recognizes the work of K-12 custodians across the country and honors them and their school with a $15,000 prize package. The program launched September 15 and concludes on May 14, 2021.

“We were overwhelmed by the positive response to our first Custodians are Key campaign,” Lisa Hrpcek, Marketing Manager at Tennant Company said in a press release. “The quality of candidates was amazing – clearly many custodians are making huge differences in their schools. Now, with the additional challenges brought on by the pandemic, the need for clean facilities has never been more important. And that makes our custodians even more critical to the health of their schools and their students. We are excited to build off last year’s successful program to honor these valuable front-line workers.”

The first round of nominations is open until November 15. Twelve finalists will be chosen and will receive a $500 gift card. Tennant will select a grand prize winner from the finalists pool. 

Tennant seeks nominations of school custodians who are making their schools better. Teachers, administrators, and parents are encouraged to nominate a custodian by filling out this form. A panel of judges from Tennant will select finalists and winners based on the quality of the nomination and the impact the custodian has made at their school. 

Kris Kantor, custodian at Hayes Elementary in Lakewood, Ohio, was awarded the grand prize this past June. Kantor was one of 2,000 nominees during the inaugural program.

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