McMinnville Breakfast Rotary has named its Service Above Self Award recipient.
Wanda Higgins Gann Bouldin was recognized Tuesday morning by Rotarians for best exhibiting their motto, “Service Above Self.” That saying reminds group members to think of how they can help others instead of selfish thoughts.
Each year the organization selects one person to be recognized.
“As a teacher and community volunteer Mrs. Gann has touched the lives of generations of children and families,” said McMinnville Breakfast Rotary president Joseph Stotts. “I just feel blessed to have been one of those kids that had the opportunity to be a part of her life of love and support towards all those around her. I think the world of her and will never forget her being there for me when I was a child. She has a heart of service and I am thrilled to present her with this award.”
Bouldin has been an educator for 43 years. She began her teaching career in 1967 and taught at Eastside, Northside, William Biles and West Elementary schools. She found her teaching home at Morrison School in second grade.
Bouldin has attended Ivy Bluff Church of Christ for 70 years where she still teaches the nursery class. She volunteers at Just Friends at River Park and Senior Friends, as well as works at Carolyn’s Catering. In her spare time she enjoys her flowers and loves traveling and making memories with her daughter, Holly Bain.