Hlavaty Impact Award Created by Hoddick Family to Recognize Graduating Country Day Seniors
Naomi Turnbull (‘20) and Christopher Wilson (‘20) Receive $5,000 award

Press release

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Country Day School has launched a new annual award honoring graduating seniors that have shown exceptional character and resilience in overcoming challenges. Country Day is pleased to announce the Class of 2020 recipients are Naomi Turnbull and Christopher Wilson, who have demonstrated the utmost persistence, optimism, kindness, and integrity during their time at Country Day.

The Hlavaty Impact Award was created this spring by the Hoddick Family in honor of Country Day administrators and faculty Brooke Wells, Glenn Mangold, and Sue Nellis for the highly impactful education they imparted as teachers at Country Day. The award is named after Todd Hoddick’s former Perris High School teacher, Mr. Hlavaty, who had a significant positive impact on his life.

“With everything going on in the world, we felt a personal call  to make a difference,” says Country Day alumni Ryan (‘15) and Troy (‘14) Hoddick of the award. “We achieved our goals with persistence, optimism, and the kindness and support of others. Now, our family is determined to return that kindness, support and hope to inspire others who remain steadfast and focused despite their challenges.”

Recipients of the award receive $5,000 and the opportunity to receive mentoring and coaching sessions with Todd Hoddick. 

“Sacramento Country Day School is so honored that our alumni think of our school first when it comes to giving back to the community,” says Director of Advancement Rachelle Doyle. “Thank you to the Hoddick family for their generosity and support of Country Day students, now and into the future.” 




Emily Allshouse
Director of Marketing & Communications