It was a bittersweet night Wednesday as 29 retiring employees – with a combined 800-plus years of service – were honored by Penn Manor school board at the 35th annual Employee Recognition Dinner in the high school cafeteria.
Attendees watched a video presentation of comments by the employees, who will retire at the end of this school year. Each retiree will be remembered with a brick in the courtyard outside the Penn Manor High School auditorium.
Also honored Wednesday were 100 Penn Manor employees with 20 or more years of service and the Outstanding Employees and Teachers of the Year.
Marticville Middle School custodian Patricia Frey was named the Outstanding Secondary Employee of the Year. A team of workers got the Outstanding Elementary Employee award for the first time this year – Marie Duke, Donna Falk, Kathy Gery and Faye Sangrey of the Central Manor Elementary School cafeteria.
Eshleman fifth-grade teacher John Matusek was named Outstanding Elementary Educator, and Neil Fellenbaum, high school agricultural educator, was named Outstanding Secondary Educator.
Congratulations to all, and best wishes, retirees. You will be missed!
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Elementary retirees, from left, Louise Weidman, John Berry, Della Kreider, Joan Wimer, Sue Walkowiak, Deb Holt, Kathy Young, Barbara Kamen, Mary Ann Farmer, Cheryl Hogg, Linda Hampton, Linda Husler, Diane Dangro, Sue Althouse, Carole Chismar, Jane Witwer, Gail Thomson, Ron Walton and Larry Rohm. Not pictured are Renae Radcliff and Linda Yost.
Secondary retirees, from left, Phuc Nguyen, Sally Muenkel, Barbara Rathbone-Frank, Amelia Herr, Jayne Leitzel, Joe Herman, Carole Fay and Sandra Brown.
Outstanding employees/educators, from left, Faye Sangrey, Kathy Gery, Marie Duke, Donna Falk, Patricia Frey, John Matusek and Neil Fellenbaum.