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Unsung Hero: Chris Corry, positive role model as a parent, volunteer and state legislator

Each day in February, we introduce you to an outstanding caregiver doing important work on behalf of children.

Seattle's Child is proud to once againsponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February bythe Department of Children, Youth and FamiliesStrengthening Families Washington.

Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero.

Nominations are acceptedfrom around the state and and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes: outstanding caregivers doing importantwork on behalf of children.

Chris Corry has been an active, engagedand supportive parent for his children, who include foster children and adoptive children who are preschool age and elementary-school age.

Chris serves as one of our WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) at Apple Valley Elementary in the West Valley School District (Yakima). He volunteers to serve as a positive role model for students by being visible on the school campus. He is also active in our Parent Teacher Organization, assisting with fundraisers to support field trips and fun after-school activities.

He is an active member of the West Valley Citizens for Better Schools to promote a bond to replace two elementary schools in West Valley.

And, he was recently elected to serve as a representative (14th Legislative District) in the Washington State Legislature.

Chris is a wonderful, exuberant person who is a great supporter of students at Apple Valley Elementary and the entire West Valley School District.

Nominated by Heidi Sutton, Apple Valley Elementary principal

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