Photography courtesy of Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada, the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, honored its volunteers, staff, and community partners, and praised the success of its students at the 2019 Power Within Award Ceremony. The 7th annual award ceremony celebrated the CIS of Southern Nevada students who’ve found the power within themselves to make tremendous progress with their grades and behavior, and the site coordinators and community partners who helped them along the way. The program, emceed by Wake Up with the CW and KSNV News 3 Anchor Krystal Allan, and co-hosted by CIS of Southern Nevada Executive Director Cheri Ward, honored volunteers, partners and awarded the Unsung Hero Award to Nicole Puliam, a CIS of Southern Nevada site coordinator at Sunrise Mountain High School.