Nixa Principal Wins Mental Health Award

A Nixa school administrator has been given an award for her outstanding work with mental health issues involving students.

Cheryl Huson, the principal for S.C.O.R.E., was honored with the Youth Mental Health Advocate of the Year award by Burrell Behavioral Health.

S.C.O.R.E. stands for “Second Chance Of Receiving an Education”, and is a program designed as an intervention program for students facing difficulty at the main Nixa high school campus. Over 350 students have graduated from Nixa high as a result of this program’s assistance.

The award was part of a youth mental health conference held in Springfield by Burrell to examine a “whole-school approach” to student mental health.

Huson is the first recipient of the award.

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