We are happy to announce that the recipient of A Week of Love (A.W.O.L.) 2024 is Mr. Chris Aday.
The recipient is chosen through a community-driven process that reflects the values and spirit of our Warrior Community. Submissions are taken from the community, allowing individuals to nominate those they believe would benefit from the love and support offered during our district-wide A.W.O.L. fundraiser, usually held in March. Each submission shares the story of a community member facing adversity, hardship, or a significant medical challenge. In the case of the A.W.O.L. 2024 recipient, the community rallied together and submitted numerous heartfelt nominations on Aday’s behalf.
Chris and his wife, Ladonna (Albert) Aday, were born and raised in our beloved Washington. They are both members of the Warrior class of 1989. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 33 years. Their daughters, Maddison and Allison, also graduated from Washington Public Schools. WPS is proud to have Maddison Siebert, their oldest daughter, as a second-grade teacher at Washington Elementary.
Recently, Chris has faced immense challenges after being diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia and undergoing a spinal fusion surgery. As a self-employed individual, his ability to work has been significantly impacted by this diagnosis. It is not easy for Chris to accept such incredible generosity, but he is sincerely touched and grateful for being nominated for this honor. His humility and grace in the face of adversity is inspiring.
Please join us in contributing to this cause as we stand with the Aday family during this difficult time. Every donation will make a meaningful impact, whether big or small. Let's show the Aday family what it truly means to be part of the Warrior community.
Together, we can make a difference for this amazing family. Further details of the events for the week of A.W.O.L. will follow soon.
Thank you, Warriors.
The donation link will remain open until March 15, 2024. However, If you want to be a sponsor, we must receive your donation of $150 or more by Friday, March 1, 2024, in order to be listed on the back of the AWOL t-shirt. If you need to submit a check, please make it out to Washington Public Schools and turn it in to the office by March 1st or mail it to:
Washington High School
Attn: Gena Flick
PO Box 98
Washington, OK. 73093
Thank you so much for sponsoring AWOL