Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Sally Aschim of Sunburst

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Sally Aschim of Sunburst. Sally will be retiring after 38 years of dedicated teaching.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

 The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today in recognition of Sally Aschim, who is is retiring after 38 years of dedicated teaching.

     Not only has Sally aided in the achievements and successes of Montana’s youth, but she also has spearheaded multiple community outreach projects aimed at helping those in her community. She took her passion for helping Montana’s youth outside of the classroom as well and helped design and build a playground in Sunburst, Montana.

      In Montana, we know how important it is to give back to our communities and help one another, and Sally is a perfect example of this. Sally started the Christmas Stroll in Sunburst over a decade ago, which has enhanced the holiday for hundreds of community members.

      Sally has a selfless heart and does everything with a giving spirit. The State of Montana is sad to see her teaching career come to an end, but her incredible legacy will continue to live on.