Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorRiverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell has risen to the top in his line of work.
Bell was named the middle school director of the year last month.
The award was presented by the Wyoming High School Activities Association.
"To be voted outstanding by your peers around the state is overwhelming," Bell said. "I'm very honored. I'd like to add that although it's considered an individual award, I feel you don't achieve an award such as this without the help and cooperation of countless people."
Right now, Bell is going through the middle school boys basketball season. Following that comes the girls basketball wrestling season.
"I think we have a ton of spirit at RMS," Bell said. "It helps a great deal that all the grade levels are able to participate, and the staff really supports the kids during their competition."
Bell said one of the highlights in the job is spending time with the student athletes.
"I enjoy them very much," Bell said. "I think they are a great age group to work with. They're so eager to participate and have fun with their peers."
A major part of Bell's job is organizing the sports schedules for RMS teams.
The duty takes a lot of phone calls to different schools around the state.
"I don't know that people are aware of event and game scheduling," Bell said. "There is a great deal of time and thought that has to be put into scheduling.
"As hard as you try to cover all the bases," Bell said. "You sometimes aren't able to foresee everything. Although, most of the time people are very understanding when last-minute changes occur."
Bell doesn't plan to slow down.
"As long as I can perform my duties effectively have fun and have the support of my family the administration, staff and community, I will continue." Bell said.
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