Niki Thompson Awarded Auburn School Board Gold Star Volunteer Award
The Auburn School District Board of Directors presented the Gold Star Volunteer Award to Niki Thompson, in recognition of her volunteer support to Auburn School District, on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the board room at the James P. Fugate Administration Building.
It is safe to say there is no other district volunteer, except Niki Thompson, who has catered Greek souvlaki during half-time concessions. Niki is a talented event planner who has dedicated 12 years of volunteer service to Auburn schools. Her primary goal as a school volunteer is to make opportunities available to all children no matter their life situations.
For three years, Niki dedicated countless hours as chair of the Auburn Mountainview High School Booster Club Annual Auction. She was responsible for procuring items, coordinating venues, planning menus, organizing the auction, and reconciling transactions. According to Niki, “I enjoyed the daily interaction of working with the Auburn Mountainview community.” The auction has raised $104,000 over the last three years.
Niki also managed the boys’ Baseball fundraising activities. She coordinated all home game concessions including purchasing and preparing food, and creating the volunteer schedule. Last year she even prepared homemade Greek souvlaki to sell to fans during senior night. Additionally, Niki procured the auction items for the Baseball team and organized a large-scale fundraiser with the Seattle Mariners. The team sold 1,000 Mariners tickets, which raised thousands of dollars and qualified the team to participate in the High School Baseball Classic at Safeco Field.
Prior to her service at Auburn Mountainview High School, Niki volunteered at Hazelwood Elementary three days a week. “I helped with MAPS testing, corrected papers, and chaperoned numerous field trips,” says Niki.
Currently Niki is an event planner and travel coordinator for Eveia Medical Consulting in Issaquah. She is the proud mother of two children, a graduate of Auburn Mountainview and a seventh grader at Rainier. Niki appreciates the strong support of the community. “People want to support kids and schools,” says Niki.“All you need to do is get out there and ask.”
Niki Thompson and Principal Terri Herren.