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Jan 27, 2023 10:11:06 AM 1 min read

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino honors a local JROTC teacher as December’s “Grand Hero”

RENO, Nev. (Jan. 27, 2023) – CSM Joshua Lappin, Reno, Nev., will get a well-deserved weekend staycation at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR). Lappin is the property’s latest “Grand Hero.”

During Lappin’s military career, he established himself as a hardworking leader. Rising through the ranks, he eventually earned Command Sergeant Major before joining Galena High School’s JROTC program in 2021. Lappin believes in putting others first and transitioned those skills to the classroom where he provides a positive environment for his students to ensure they feel like they’re a part of a family. Lappin goes out of his way to host fundraisers for the JROTC program so his students can go on field trips, have new uniforms and participate in extracurricular activities. His students and coworkers consider him an excellent leader, a positive influence and someone who is willing to go the extra mile.

For his dedication, Lappin will be treated to a two-night stay at GSR, $200 in dining credits and a $200 spa gift card.

The “Grand Hero” initiative was introduced in March 2021. Community members are asked to nominate deserving healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and other everyday heroes to receive a relaxing resort vacation as an expression of thanks for their efforts in supporting the local community throughout the past year.

Community members can nominate everyday heroes for GSR’s “Grand Hero” program by visiting GSR will select a winner once a month and will reward the chosen hero with a complimentary two-night stay at Northern Nevada’s premier resort destination, a food and beverage credit to use at the wide variety of restaurants featured throughout the casino-resort and a spa certificate for The Spa at Grand Sierra Resort.

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