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Custodian celebrates four decades

January 06, 2012
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GAMBRILLS, MD — Take a walk with Four Seasons Elementary school custodian Louis Queen and its easy to see his impact on the school, according to The Examiner.

Since Queen began his tenure at the school, the hallways have been spotless; papers haven''t littered the walkways; black scuffmarks haven''t marred the floors, the article stated.

According to the article, Queen was still in high school when he began working part-time for county schools in order to make some extra money.

He has twice received the countywide Employee of the Month recognition by the Board of Education, has been recognized for energy savings efforts and, earlier this year, he was awarded the Silver Hammer Award, which recognizes schools with superior maintenance that results in savings of taxpayer funds, the article noted.

Queen has become one of those adults in the school system that plays a vital role in the lives of children without having a direct role in the education process, the article added.

"He''s a very familiar face. The children all know him. The parents all know him. He''s always got a smile on his face when he walks down the hall. It''s more than just a job for him," said Secretary Diana Clutz.

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