Monday, August 15, 2011
Alumnus will be recognized during homecoming weekend.
When alumni, students and community members join the homecoming festivities at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in October, they are certain to see a few familiar faces. One of which is Scott Lacy, Ph.D., a 1989 graduate of the high school and a Munroe Falls native, who will receive an award, making him one of two members of the inaugural class of distinguished alumni recipients. Lacy was chosen to receive the Humanitarian Award for devoting his life to the welfare of all human beings. An assistant professor of anthropology at Fairfield University in Connecticut, he is also the founder and executive director of African Sky, a nonprofit organization serving hard-working farm families in rural Mali, West Africa. The Distinguished Alumni Award …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Stow Fire Department Division Chief Lou Ann Metz and Fire Marshal Jim Leidel recently received some awards.
Stow Fire Marshal Jim Leidel and Division Chief Lou Ann Metz received the 2011 Ohio Building Officials Fire Official of the Year and the Mayer Glimcher Award, respectively. Leidel was nominated by Tony Catalano from Stow's building department. "All Ohio fire officials involved with code enforcement or development are eligible [for the award]," said Leidel. City Council passed a resolution March 10 to recognize Leidel's service to the city and his award. "No one is more deserving of this award," said City Councilmember John Pribonic. "I consider it a great privilege to have [Leidel] working in Stow." Mayor Karen Fritschel presented council's recognition to Leidel and said "The city is very very proud of you. I know you’re very dedicated to…
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Jeanne Groetz-Shockling is this year's award recipient.
PTA President Jean Crockett announced last night that Lakeview Intermediate PTA President Jeanne Groetz-Shockling is this year's 2011 PTA Helping Hands Award winner. The selection guidelines are that the recipient must be a PTA member, provide PTA involvement and support, have made a positive impact on the lives of children and have participated in activities involving children and youth dedicated to the PTA objectives, said Crockett during a dinner at Joshua's at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Feb. 22. Five other PTA members were nominated for the award. "I am very proud of all of our nominees," said Crockett. "I wish they could all be winners and in my heart you are all winners." Other nominees for the Helping Hands award:
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Twenty-nine students at Kimpton were selected by their peers as representatives of responsibility and respect.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King Jr. Twenty-nine students at Kimpton Middle School were judged for the character of their content last month. During the December Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting, the 29 students selected by their peers for being responsible and respectful were honored by a room full of parents, teachers and school officials. "The kids sitting in this room are responsible because of what you did at home in the beginning," Kimpton Assistant Principal Kristin Kittle-Drach said to the room of proud parents. All 900 children at Kimpton voted for a …