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Sherman Central School holds honors dinner

October 10, 2012
By ELAINE G. COLE - COLUMNIST ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

SHERMAN - Sherman Central School's 33rd annual Honors Dinner was held Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville.

Some 340 guests filled the room to give tribute to the junior and senior students who were on the honor roll and merit roll for the 2011-12 school year. Board of Education Vice President Melissa Lyon and Guidance Counselor Chelsey Winchester presented each honor student a certificate, and the honor roll students were also given passes for games and special events and a "learning pin."

If a student was on the honor roll four years, they received a school letter. The Board of Education congratulates all the 104 honor students for their outstanding academic achievements.

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Sherman Central School held an dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25 to honor students who were on the honor or merit rolls during the 2011-12 school year.

Everyone enjoyed the pre-dinner musical entertainment provided by students in the music department under the direction of Andrew Minton and Sally Carr.

Principal Michael Ginestre welcomed guests, and Pastor Paul Sears gave the invocation. It was followed by a delicious dinner served by school volunteers. After the meal, Ginestre introduce SCS teacher Pamela Warner as the guest speaker.

Warner grew up in nearby in Mayville and would have been a great athlete if girls had been allowed to play sports in those days. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English with a concentration in elementary education from SUNY Brockport and her Masters in education from SUNY Fredonia. Aside from teaching her students, one of her greatest joys of SCS is being able to mentor new teachers as they begin their careers at Sherman.

Warner came to Sherman in 1981with her husband and their two daughters. Outside of school, Warner is active in her church as a Sunday school teacher, lay reader and jack-of-all-trades. She is also a volunteer at the Sherman Yorker Museum and loves to read, travel and play an ugly game of golf.

Warner spoke about her experiences during her years in Sherman school. She said she has experienced many things, and her speech included a lot of humor. It was evident Warner loves her job, the students, administrators and fellow teachers.

One can easily see by the many honor students that although Sherman school is classified as a small school, it offers a great many things in the educational field. When a student graduates from Sherman, they have been well prepared for college or any occupation they might choose. One proof of that fact can be seen in the lives of former graduates. Many of them have even testified to that fact. Thus no one should say Sherman Central School graduates are not well prepared for their adult life when they leave Sherman. Furthermore, many of them are now employed in the school as teachers, teacher aides or other jobs in the school.

Ginestre gave closing remarks expressing his appreciation in being hired as the new school principal. He also said he had already felt the closeness in the Sherman community, the school administration, teachers, students and parents. He thanked each person who had contributed to planning the event and putting it all together making the evening very special and thanked the students for their academic success. He thanked the parents, grandparents and the town for their support of the school and youth.



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