William Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” As a Hillsborough
County School System coach and counselor, Jan Henrick was a lighter for so many students.
Changing lives by helping students find their way was not considered a task but a treasure. Even in
death, Jan found a way to be a life changer. Starting the foundation in her final days, Jan and Kevin
wanted to create something that would continue to change lives even when their lives were gone. It
was the beginning of the Jan Henrick Achievement Award. 12 years later, it continues to celebrate the ‘changed lives’ of students throughout three local high schools.