ELKO — Lori Piercy and Tiffany Portrey were selected as the Elko County School District December STARS (Staff, Teachers Achieving Results with Students) award recipients.

Lori Piercy is a professional educator at Sage Ellementary School and Tiffany Portrey is an instructional assistant at Flag View Intermediate.

Deputy Superintendent Mike Smith presented Lori Piercy her award along with a $50 Amazon Gift Card and Tiffany Portrey her award along with a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

The STARS Program is solely funded by private donations from Elko Federal Credit Union, LP Insurance and Newmont. Wild Rose Florist provides the presentation bouquets for each award recipient.