Steve Johnston Receives Child Advocacy Award

Steve Johnston and Dr. Mayfield

Dr. Mayfield, Superintendent, presenting Steve Johnston, Owner of Kimberly Service, the WASDA Child Advocacy Award.

Steve Johnston, a Kimberly High School graduate, parent, local business owner, and Car Club Technical Advisor for the Kimberly Area School District (KASD), was presented with a Bert Grover Child Advocacy Certificate of Recognition from the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Inc. (WASDA). Dr. Robert Mayfield, Superintendent of the Kimberly Area School District, presented Johnston with the Certificate of Recognition. 

Johnston, the owner of Kimberly Service, was recognized for his commitment and position as the Technical Advisor to the KASD Car Club. He works with students to develop their knowledge and skills while exploring career opportunities within the automotive industry. Throughout the school year, Johnston organizes several projects, including servicing and maintaining vehicles, small engine repairs, and dismantling an entire vehicle. The club meets weekly, after business hours, at Kimberly Service and is open to all Kimberly High School students.

“Steve is very knowledgeable about automotive service and is interested in students. Mr. J, as the kids call him, shares himself, his shop space, and his tools. Steve has a great sense of humor and an engaging personality for interacting with young people,” said Paul Girod, the KHS Car Club Advisor.  

The WASDA Board of Directors recognizes individuals and businesses that have exhibited extraordinary dedication to the cause of child advocacy in Wisconsin. Recipients demonstrated a significant commitment to children by sharing their time, talents and/or financial support. The award is to acknowledge the importance of working to support the greater mission of educating all children.

About the Kimberly Area School District
The Kimberly Area School District is a progressive public school district committed to providing the best possible education available to students. Its responsibility is to help lead the way in developing well-rounded students and future citizens. The District wants every student to be given the opportunity to reach their potential through academics, the arts and co-curricular activities. It encompasses approximately 17 square miles and serves over 5,100 students in one 4K center, four elementary schools (5K-4), two intermediate schools (5-6), one middle school (7-8) and one high school (9-12). To learn more about the Kimberly Area School District, call (920)788-7900 or visit