CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - One school counselor in Cape Girardeau received a huge surprise Wednesday morning, on Oct. 9.
Olivia Carter was named school counselor of the year in the state of Missouri.
The kids at Jefferson Elementary got to give her the good news.
Students, family and friends also gathered in the gym to congratulate her.
“Absolutely overwhelmed and surprised. I just feel like it’s a higher calling and I love what I do, I get to come here and be with kids everyday," Carter said.
The recognition isn’t over yet.
Carter will now represent Missouri for the national competition, which will include a trip to Washington D.C.