Evan Stoltzfus receives Walter award 03.10.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette High School senior Evan Stoltzfus will be among 11 area seniors honored March 16 at the Franklin B. Walter Awards Banquet and Ceremony at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center.

The event will honor students and teachers from the four-county region. An outstanding student from each district will receive a scholarship award of $150, and one county winner will be awarded $500.

The awards promote teaching excellence along with student achievement, and one teacher is recognized in each school district.

Each student who applied for the award wrote a tribute to the teacher who provided the most positive influence on the student’s success in school. Stoltzfus chose to honor mathematics teacher Barbara Bruggeman.

Education Teacher Recognition winners for each county will also be announced the evening of the banquet.

Other students honored are Morgan Ducey, Archbold (and Ryan Throne, English teacher); Mariah Moyers, Evergreen (and social studies teacher Bill Blanchong); Chelsea Schmucker, Pettisville (and English teacher Rebecca Dorosz); Eric Mann, Delta (and Dennis Heban, mathematics teacher);

Dana Herr, Swanton (and Christine Curtis-McCormack, Spanish teacher); Tirth Patel, Wauseon (and Trent Thomas, science teacher); Courtney Handy, Edon (and Lisa Heslop, Spanish teacher); Nathan Shaffer, Hilltop (and Dan Beck, mathematics teacher); Ariel Gruber, North Central (and Marcia Phipps, elementary teacher); Taylor Waidelich, Stryker (and Judy Wyse, mathematics teacher).

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    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
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    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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