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Kevin Fricke Receives "Spirit of a Bulldog" Award

Crown Point Community School Corporation is proud to announce that Kevin Fricke, retiring head custodian at Taft Middle School, is the recipient of the Spirit of a Bulldog Award. 

The award recognizes the significant contributions of a Crown Point Community School Corporation employee. It is not awarded every year. Instead, it is meant to honor an individual who has exceeded the expectations of their position and created a long-lasting impact through mentorship, dedication, and support for students.

Mr. Fricke is retiring from the district after an impressive 39 years of service. “Taft has seen a lot of change over the years including building and personnel changes, however the one constant, foundational piece is Kevin,” Tracy Seibert, Taft principal said. “Kevin demonstrates pride, determination, perseverance, kindness, reliability, humility and selflessness. He goes above and beyond his daily responsibilities with a positive attitude and a laugh that is infectious. Kevin will be missed at Taft. He is everything that is right about Crown Point Community School Corporation and bleeds bulldog red.”

Dr. Terrill, CPCSC superintendent, and principal Tracy Seibert presented the award on the last staff day of the year as the Taft Middle School team enjoyed lunch together for the final time in their current cafeteria. Colleagues spoke and recognized Kevin’s service with heartwarming and humorous stories, and he was surprised by his family who joined the award presentation.

The Spirit of a Bulldog Award was created in 2021 when long-time MacArthur Elementary custodian Mike Carnahan retired and it was clear the district needed to develop a special award for individuals who leave a significant legacy from their years of service. You can read more about the award at

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