Jason Shaw, Kyle Mahaney, Wayne Burmeister, and Max Rzepecki

Instrumental in helping Gruening Middle School teachers move their classrooms to their new location, the purchasing/warehouse team of Wayne Burmeister, Kyle Mahaney, Max Rzepecki, and Jason Shaw are described by Gruening staff as extremely helpful, available, and kind.

The team's supervisor is truly appreciative to have a group of dedicated workers, saying that the whole group demonstrated exemplary performance during their above and beyond efforts post-earthquake moving Gruening to Chugiak High School.

The principal of Gruening Middle School and his staff were incredibly grateful to the team for their positive attitude while supporting the Gruening staff. Principal Jefts said, "The have a work ethic and attitude that I have come to admire and appreciate."

These gentlemen helped the teachers and staff of Gruening Middle School move enough of their curriculum items to have them ready for instruction in only six days. They worked through the weekend as well as into the evenings to accommodate teachers' and staff members' schedules.

Principal Jefts said, "They truly deserve a Denali Award because of their dedication and commitment to the Gruening community and the Anchorage School District."