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PIERCETON â Recognized and honored for making a significant impact on education, the 2012 Friend of Education award was presented to April Lehman by Whitko Community School Corporationâs (WCSC) Superintendent, Steve Clason.
The award was presented at Monday eveningâs School Board of Trustees monthly meeting.
âThis award is given to someone who unselfishly gives of their time in an effort to help with our schools to make them a better place,â Clason said.
Clason said Lehman was nominated by three separate individuals which is unusual.
âThat doesnât usually happen,â Clason said. âYou normally get one nomination for one person.â
Lehman was presented with a plaque from Clason for dedicating numerous hours at Pierceton Elementary School.
Lehman helped in the library, volunteered with extra work for teachers and was always willing to help out in any situation.
Clason also presented Whitko High School senior, Logan Irwin, with a plaque for his four-year commitment to WHS basketball.
Irwin climbed the state ranks to 12th place in all-time leading scorers in Indiana basketball history with 2,230 points as a team player.
âI donât think you have a rebound record, but I think you have every other record that we keep,â Clason said. âYou are amazing and thank you for everything you have done for Whitko.â
Irwinâs father, Rob, has stepped down as the boysâ head basketball coach at WHS after seven years of dedication to the sport.
âIâm very appreciative that you recognized him,â WHS Assistant Principal, David Parker said. âLogan has been a great student and a great kid and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.â
Parker has been with WCSC for two years and will step up to the position of WHS principal beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Parrish Kruger will become the new principal at Whitko Middle School filling the void left by Jerry Klausing who will retire at the end of the school year.