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Hogan Cedars Elementary custodian finalist in national contest

March 20, 2019Nick

Hogan Cedars Elementary School head custodian Nick Sifuentes named finalist in national custodian of the year contest

Hogan Cedars Elementary School Head Custodian Nick Sifuentes has been named a finalist for Cintas’ nationwide Custodian of the Year contest. The contest aims to recognize the best-of-the-best in school custodians. Nick Sifuentes is one of 10 finalists competing for a $5,000 cash prize along with $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services for his or her school—not to mention bragging rights.

“Nick was nominated by staff and parents for his outstanding dedication and service to Hogan Cedars Elementary School. He has worked at Hogan Cedars since its doors opened 17 years ago," said Hogan Cedars Elementary School Principal Elaine Luckenbaugh. "In addition to keeping Hogan Cedars clean, safe, and secure, Nick is committed to building positive relationships with all students. Above all, Nick exemplifies the school’s motto: 'Engaging Hearts and Minds.'” 

The Custodian of the Year Contest is open to custodians of educational facilities of all levels—elementary through college. In its fifth year, the award shines a spotlight on those who work behind the scenes and often go unnoticed.

“When we started this contest, we were looking for a way to honor those who work so hard year-round to make schools a safe, healthy, clean place for our children to learn,” said Cintas Marketing Manager Jillian Bauer. “But what we learned was that there is so much more to a custodian’s relationship with their students and staff than we ever knew. These custodians truly are a beloved part of their school.”

To cast your vote for Nick Sifuentes, and to read more about the other nine finalists, please visit

Voting will close Friday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m. pacific.