04.01.22

Daines Honors March Montanan of the Month: Gabryelle Perkins of Sweet Grass County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Gabryelle Perkins of Sweet Grass County for her devotion to the Big Timber community and her passion for educating and supporting young Montanans both in and out of the classroom.

Through his “Montanan of the Month” initiative, each month Daines 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 welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Month” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE

The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

 

TRIBUTE TO GABRYELLE PERKINS OF SWEET GRASS COUNTY

Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, today I have the distinct honor of recognizing Gabryelle Perkins of Sweet Grass County as Montanan of the Month for her devotion to the Big Timber community and her passion for educating and supporting young Montanans both in and out of the classroom.

Gabby was born and raised in the great State of Montana and, like myself, is a proud graduate of Montana State University – Go Cats! Upon wrapping up her studies at MSU, Gabby earned a degree in English education and a minor in writing. For the past 11 years, Gabby, or as her students know her, Ms. Perkins, has taught English at Sweet Grass County High School. 

Her passion for working with students extends far beyond the classroom. Gabby encourages her students to be involved in extracurricular activities that have a positive impact on Big Timber and Sweet Grass County. Every year she works with her students to put on a play for their community. When Gabby isn’t helping her students on the stage or serving as a student council advisor, she leads a volunteer group for Montana students to give back. Gabby’s students involved in SAVY, also known as Serving and Volunteering Youth, participate in local coat and food drives, leadership workshops, recycling programs and fundraising events. The SAVY group also develops resources to help provide clothes or food for students in need. 

I have no doubt that Gabby’s students and everyone in Big Timber are grateful for her commitment to supporting young Montanans. It is because of teachers like Ms. Perkins that Montana has the best and brightest students in the nation. It is my honor to recognize Ms. Perkins for her devotion to supporting young Montanans in and out of the classroom. Keep up the great work Gabby! 

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