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Retirement Tea held to honor teachers

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Van-Far School Board President Christy Nelson after presenting a gift to retiring teachers Miriam Savidge and Mike Ray.

The Van-Far Teachers Association (VFTA) held a Retirement Tea on Monday, May 13 for retiring teachers Miriam Savidge and Mike Ray.
“You’ve made a tremendous difference in the lives of countless children and have made a difference in the community, both Vandalia and Farber,” said Van-Far Superintendent Chris Felmlee, who gave the welcome address as he also shared a few inspirational quotes. “Mrs. Savidge and Mr. Ray are well known for their compassion and their willingness to assist children as they work towards their full potential. Both of you in your unique ways have successfully crafted a learning environment that is student centered and needs filling.”
Following the opening prayer, which was led by Virgena Gibson, School Board President Christy Nelson presented each with a bell to recognize their years of service to the district.

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