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Educators honored in Mercer County

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There were 15 educators from Mercer and Lawrence County school districts awarded for their leadership and commitment Thursday night.

The awards were handed out to educators who the event's organizers say show up to work tirelessly every day to teach children across the Shenango Valley.

The event was hosted by the Shenango Valley & Lawrence County Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Laurel Technical Institute. 

"We hold this to support our educators who tirelessly work to teach our children, and see this as an important way for our region to honor all that effort and commitment," Doug Decker, Executive Director of Laurel Technical Institute and chair of the chamber education committee said, adding that only one educator per school district is chosen and are nominated by the respective school district.

The event has been held annually for nine years. 

The 2019 Outstanding Educators are: 

  • Marianne Sherwood - Commodore Perry School District
  • Shane Wiesen - Farrell Area School District 
  • Mark Hayes - Greenville Area School District 
  • Chris Bauer - Grove City Area School District 
  • William Dzuricsko - Hermitage School District 
  • Anita Hand - Ellwood City Area School District 
  • Lisa Batt - Keystone Charter School
  • Darcie Shaffer - Lakeview School District
  • Marshall Nych - Mercer Area School District 
  • Wanda Wilds - Mercer County Career Center
  • Candi Young - Mohawk Area School District
  • John Onufrak - New Castle Area School District 
  • Christa Welch - Sharon City School District
  • Katie Shaffer - West Middlesex Area School District and
  • Pam Redfoot -Wilmington Area School District
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