National Contest Honors Hayes Custodian Kantor

The staff and students at Hayes Elementary School know what a gem they have in head custodian Kris Kantor. Now, the people across the country know it. Kantor was recently chosen as one of three nationwide quarterly winners in the Custodians are Key contest sponsored by Tennant Co., a provider of cleaning products and solutions.

Each quarter, Tennant selects three custodians based on nominations they receive. Those three are then eligible to win the grand prize as the top finalist at the end of the school year. Kantor will receive $500 for being a quarterly winner. The grand prize winner selects from prizes valued at $5,000 and the winner’s building wins $10,000.

Hayes staff member Maureen Yantek nominated Kantor for his incredible organization, attention to detail, and the respect and kindness he shows to everyone. His genuine interest in knowing and helping Hayes students is evidenced by his popular Kids with Kantor program, where he and a few parent volunteers help students learn about building and creating with hand tools and donated project kits from Home Depot and Lakewood Hardware.

Principal Eric Fortuna feels fortunate to have Kantor on his team. "Kris goes above and beyond and always brings a positive attitude to work each day. He goes out of his way to help everyone and our students and staff love having him in the building."

We'll keep our fingers crossed until the grand prize winner is announced in May.

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Volume 16, Issue 4, Posted 4:27 PM, 02.18.2020