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May 1, 2007 > Newark Education Foundation celebrates excellence

Newark Education Foundation celebrates excellence

Each year, a "prize patrol" gathers at the Newark Unified School District offices with balloon bouquets to honor school personnel who represent the finest qualities of those working with and supporting education in Newark. The bright arrangements are an invitation to an awards ceremony which, this year, will be held on Thursday, May 17 at the Newark Pavilion.

Awards are given "to those who have made significant, ongoing contributions to the students of Newark Unified School District." Recipients were nominated for "making a positive impact" and "demonstrating a commitment to excellence."

Recipients for 2007 include:

English/Reading/Language Art Liz Davidge Newark Memorial High
Mathematics Mike Hansen Newark Junior High
Physical Education/Health Andrew Zeigler Milani Elementary
Science Ginny Torkelson Newark Memorial High
Social Science John Montoya Musick Elementary
Visual/Performing Arts Annemarie Savian Newark Memorial High
Special Subject or Service Russ Riley District Office
Educational Support Catherine Dees Bunker Elementary
Community Partner Officer John Boga Newark, CA
Principal of the Year Debbie Ashmore Musick Elementary
Administrator of the Year Jim Fuller District Office
School of the Year Newark Jr. High Newark, CA

For those who would like to help recognize these outstanding achievements, tickets are available for the Awards of Excellence program. Tickets are $40 (a portion is tax deductible) for adults; $25 for children, age 12 and under; $25 for Seniors, age 65 and over. For more information, call the district office 510-818-4103 or the Newark Chamber of Commerce (510) 744-1000.

Awards for Excellence
Thursday, May 17
5:30 p.m.
Newark Pavilion
6430 Thornton Ave., Newark
(corner of Thornton Ave. & Cherry St.)
(510) 818-4103 or (510) 744-1000

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