ELKO — Sheryl Barnett and Becky Messmer were selected as the Elko County School Districts April STARS (Staff, Teachers Achieving Results with Students) award recipients.

Barnett is a professional educator at Spring Creek Elementary School and Messmer is an instructional assistant at Jackpot Combined School.

Superintendent Jeff Zander presented Mrs. Barnett her award along with a $50 JR's gift card. Messmer received her award along with a $50 Olive Garden gift card.

The STARS program is solely funded by private donations from Elko Federal Credit Union, McMullen Insurance Agency and Barrick Gold of North America. Wild Rose Florist provides the presentation bouquets for each award recipient.

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