May 9, 2019
During an assembly Tuesday afternoon at the high school auditorium, the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP) recognized Breez Longwell Daniels was as the 2019-20 Wyoming Principal of the Year.
After receiving her award Daniels spoke to the assembled high school students. Daniels shared how she graduated from Thermopolis 31 years ago. "I don't think many people get the privilege of being a principal in their home town," she said. "I don't think that happens very often."
Daniels also said she's invested in the future of the students and wants to help them succeed in whatever path they choose beyond high school.
Brad Neuendorf, the 2018-19 WASSP Principal of the Year said the high school has done incredible things, and the students owe a round of applause to Daniels, who he said is "leading the charge" for them. Neuendorf explained Daniels had to go through an extensive application and interview process and put together the data on the students' accomplishments.
Prior to the presentation of the award, WASSP Executive Director Ken Griffith and Hot Springs County School District Superintendent Dustin Hunt spoke to high school students about the hard work they and the school staff have put in. Griffith noted he's travelled to schools across the state and everything he reads about Thermopolis is amazing.
Daniels is now in the running for National Principal of the Year, which will be decided in September.