The Hulda Roper Citizenship Award is given annually to a Roper Elementary School student who shows a commitment to kindness and good deeds in the Lincoln Community. The student is chosen by school staff.
2021 Recipient | Sofia James (3rd grade)
The award recipient is recognized in front of the school community, is given a plaque and has a tree planted in their honor on the Roper Elementary playground.
Hulda Roper is the namesake of Roper Elementary School. She dedicated her life to serving the community and especially the young people of Lincoln. In 1944, she became a police woman with the Lincoln Police department. As a woman pioneering in the field of police work, Ms. Roper was involved in many cases dealing with family problems and demonstrated a particular interest in children and their welfare. She recognized a gap in services to support needy children and single-handedly organized support to start the Cedars Home for Children. and was also instrumental in establishing a juvenile court system.