Perk Valley School Board honors Retirees and Music Students

The following is a press release from the Perkiomen Valley School Board

COLLEGEVILLE The Perkiomen Valley School Board honored retiring employees during a reception and as part of the regular business meeting held on June 10. Those in attendance were thanked for their years of service and commitment to the district. The employees included:

Deborah Dugan, third-grade teacher at Skippack Elementary School

Joanne Keith, part-time food service assistant at Perkiomen Valley High School

Sandi Kreidler, special education secretary at District Office

Sharon Kurylo, instructional paraprofessional at Evergreen Elementary School

Kathy Lepore, first-grade teacher at Skippack Elementary School

Gerald Long, custodian at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

Ruth Macoviak, secretary at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East

Barbara Martin, instructional paraprofessional at Perkiomen Valley Middle School West

Richard Maxwell, biology teacher at Perkiomen Valley High School

Maria Monopoli, part-time food service assistant at Perkiomen Valley High School

Mary Ellen Mooney, special education teacher at Perkiomen Valley Middle School West

Diane Raspen, gifted teacher at Evergreen Elementary School

Linda Suhl, Spanish teacher at Perkiomen Valley High School

Pamela Walsh, math teacher at Perkiomen Valley High School

The Board also recognized Perkiomen Valley High School students who represented the district at a number of different levels at Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) festivals this year. Students must be selected to participate in these events through a rigorous audition process that involves competing against students from other high schools in our area for a limited number of spots. The students included:

Benjamin Basalik, who was selected for the district, regional and all-state band. He placed first out of all the tuba players representing the six regions in our state in the all-state festival. Benjamin also went on to be selected for the All-Eastern Orchestra festival, which took place in Connecticut. He was one of 12 students to be selected from Pennsylvania for this event. Overall, Benjamin has auditioned and been accepted into more PMEA festivals than any other PV student in the last 20 years.

Sarah Fonda, who was selected for the district and regional bands

Marissa Kerbel, who was selected for the district and regional chorus

Victoria Lang, who was selected for district and regional chorus

Tyler Lohr, who was selected for district chorus

Lillian Swei, who was selected for district and regional orchestra

David Wang, who was selected for district orchestra

Danielle Wynne, who was selected for district and regional chorus

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