(05/21/2001)
By Bob Weaver

Robert Bonar was named Teacher of the Year at the annual Employee Recognition Banquet held Friday at Calhoun Middle/High School. Bonar, a former principal of Calhoun High School for 18 years, was named from a field of four nominees. He teaches high school history and currently is teaching a college entry history course for Glenville State College at Calhoun High.

The award was presented by school board president Rick Fitzwater, who recognized the other outstanding teachers who were nominated. They were Judy Prusack, Kim Batten and Judy Kerns.

The Service Employee of the Year went to county office Executive Secretary, Joy Starcher. School Board member Carlene Frederick presented the award to Starcher, who has worked in several different capacities for 26 years, currently working for Donnie Pitts, supervisor of support services. "I work with a great group of people and wear many hats," Starcher said. Other service employees nominated, Loy Badgett, Patty Mitchell and Barbara Tingler.

Retirement presentations were given. Donnie Pitts recognized Don Harris, Jane Lynch recognized Twila Miller, Greg Cartwright recognized Sue Ann Nichols and Larry Stinn recognized Carol Sue Stump.

Perfect attendance awards went to Pat Bell, Bob Bonar, Bruce Jett, Billy Queen, Nola Smith, Dewayne Yatauro and Harold Fulks. They were presented by Connie Roberts and Ralph Cunningham.

Superintendent Ron Blankenship and board member Carlene Frederick recognized the Superintendent's Advisory Council, Beth Alltop, Loy Badgett, Randy Ball, Bob Bonar, Cheryl Fiedorczyk, Deb Goff, Starling Holbert, Dotti Nemitz, Kathy Nichols, James Pierce and Joy Starcher.

SERVICE PINS 2000-2001 for teachers:

Five years: Donald Poage, Julius Singleton

Ten years: Amy Fitzwater, Terry Jones, Jill Trippett, Kelli Whytsell

Fifteen years: Andy Bremar, Mary Lou Darczuk, Mike Kubina, Judy Prusack, Jackie Shimer. Bryan Sterns, Tammy Yoak

Twenty years: Maggie Bennett, Cheryl Fiedorczyk, Gina Gherke, Sheri Graham, George Ward

Twenty-five years: Roger Allen, Pam Bartlett, Debra Cunningham, Becky Czap, Jack Downs, Russ Ferrell, Larry Harris, Debbie Henderson, Bruce Jarrell, Linda Jarvis, Patricia Propst, David White

Thirty years: Bob Bonar, Cheryl McCallister

SERVICE PINS for Service Workers 2000-2001:

Five years: Susan Davis, Harold Fulks, Chuck Heiney

Ten years: Tim Abel, Susan Carpenter, Janet Davidson, Barbara Tingler, Tim Whipkey

Fifteen years: Carol Dye

Twenty years: Darrell Bower, Martha Harris, Starling Holbert

Thirty years: Donnie Boothe, Esther Laughlin


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