North Allegheny employee cleans up in annual Custodian of the Year contest

North Allegheny employee cleans up in annual Custodian of the Year contest

TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. Creating a clean environment for school students and staff to learn and work is every custodian’s job. North Allegheny Intermediate School custodian Mike Heiry really knows how to clean up. He emerged from a field of 10 candidates to win this year’s Custodian of the Year title from Cintas, a Cincinnati-based cleaning products and uniform company with 500 facilities in North America. “I really want to thank everybody here at NAI (North Allegheny Intermediate), because without their help and support, I wouldn’t be here,” he said. Heiry, of Shaler, thanked the school’s staff, district administrators, the board and his family. But he was most humbled by the support he receives from students. “Most of all, I want to thank the students for being part of this family,” he said. “NAI is truly a family and as a family, we stick together.” Cintas executive Sean Mulcahey said the number of votes Heiry received — 20% of the more than 70,000 votes cast …
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