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
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
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
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
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
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,
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