Walker Honors Guilford County’s Jason Tew as Community Hero of the Month
GREENSBORO, N.C.- U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Guilford County’s Jason Tew as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for May 2020.
Each month, Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in the district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.
“Under Jason’s guidance, our future leaders are molded into outstanding individuals - both on and off the field," Walker said. "His strong influence coupled with his commitment to excellence has made Jason a community hero who inspires all North Carolinians.”
Jason Tew, a native of Greensboro, realized the need for coaches and the positive impact they have on students’ lives during his first year of teaching. Inspired by his own youth coaches, he took on a coaching role to make a difference. Since then, Tew has coached softball and volleyball at both middle and high school levels for over 20 years. Jason is known not only as a coach, but a mentor who places a strong emphasis on character development. His personal approach to coaching incorporates the complexities of teenage life while encouraging students to reach their full potential. According to Tew, “Win or lose, we are always building character along the way, and that is something that will serve them off the court and into the future.”
As a current coach at Cornerstone Charter Academy, he recently won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s annual Homer Thompson Memorial “Eight Who Make a Difference” Award.
Jason lives in Summerfield with his wife, Cyndi, and their daughters Zoe and Anna Lane. He was presented with a certificate and a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.