The Lake Shore Central District Board of Education recognized the efforts of 10 Lake Shore students who recently fulfilled their graduation requirements at a work session Tuesday (Sept. 4).
Lake Shore Central High School principal Julie Hoerner handed out honorary diplomas to four students attending the meeting. “These students have persevered and overcome obstacles” in order to achieve their high school diplomas, Hoerner said in a prepared statement to the board. “We are here to celebrate the lives and determination of those students.”
Students in attendance wore either green or white graduation gowns. The four students attending the meeting were Megan Allen, Timothy Braughler, Lucas Fremont and John Ramos. Other students receiving their high school diplomas included Karol Jamieson, Adam LoBello, Patrick McCourt, Angel Rosenblatt, Damien Stevens and Nicholas Woyshner. The students will be receiving their actual diplomas within two weeks.
In other business, the board:
• Approved the appointments of German teacher Julia Witzmann Courtney, mentors Frederick Schattauer and Darlene Zwawa and special education department co-chair Mary Ellen Murray. They also approved the probationary appointments of teaching assistant Monica O’Connor and district nurse Dawn Chmura.
• Discussed the possibility of membership in the Rural Schools Association of New York. Superintendent James Przepasniak asked the board to consider membership in the organization, which would give the district access to grants and general education aid based on their status as a rural school. Lake Shore Central is the only school district in Erie County that qualifies. Eligibility is based on the alignment of State Senate and Assembly districts as well as population. The board plans to approve the motion, and the $575 cost of membership, at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18.