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District 25 staff recognized for contributions to community

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees recognized board members, staff and volunteers for their contributions to the community recently.

Chairman Mark Stone presented Trustee Carl Manning with a certificate of appreciation from the Wyoming School Boards Association in recognition of Manning's "successful communication" with legislative delegates on issues pertaining to schools and communities.

"He's our go-to guy for our legislative issues," Stone said of Manning.

Foster grandparent Lillie Gall received an award from Ashgrove Elementary School principal Alleta Baltes recognizing Gall for 20 years of service as part of the federal program, through which Gall has worked with students on basic school subjects under the direction of district teachers. Gall is retiring this spring.

Local exchange student coordinator Stacey Peranteaux provided Riverton High School principal Joanne Flanagan the Education First Foundation for Foreign Exchange Global Excellence award, commending Flanagan for her work to bring many foreign exchange students to Riverton. Peranteaux said Flanagan gave the exchange students the opportunity to be part of several school programs and activities that they hadn't experienced before.

RHS art instructor Marianne Vinich was given the Wyoming Secondary Art Teacher of the Year award and was praised by trustees on the types of art she has brought to RHS as well as the exceptional work that is produced by her students.

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