Willy Akasson was voted by his colleagues to win the Paw of Praise for the month of January. The Paw of Praise is WJHS version of the Employee of the Month. Any staff member from WJHS is eligible for the award. The inaugural winner of the award was Tawnya Wise in December. Akasson has built great relationships with his students and is innovative in his classroom especially with the ability to implement technology. Recently Akasson helped procure a $14,000 grant from Amazon to implement two courses, AP Computer Science and Introduction to Computer Science. Akasson also is the Head JV boys basketball coach and an assistant coach for the varsity mens basketball team.