BY KRISTI REED
The Barrow County Board of Education honored 17 retirees Tuesday night. The educators will end their careers with a combined total of 530 years of teaching experience.
Superintendent Ron Saunders said the group had touched many lives, both students and adults, during their time as teachers.
This year’s retirees were: Judi Krumnow, Lucinda Sienkiewicz, Judy Marcilliat, Melvin Hunt, Helen Finch, Dr. Jeannie Oakley, Jeff Beggs, Julianna Carnathan, Donna Jones, Cathy Storey, Frances Reynolds, Mabel Printup, Suzanne Wilson, Phyllis Gilreath, Inez Kennedy, Susan Wages and Caroline Bell.
Other individuals honored by the Board were:
• Shelby Carlyle, Brittany Kehehley, Andrew Persaud, Jessie Walls, Amanda Xiong, Becca Criswell, Katy Nelson, Ashlee Smith and Brittany Wehunt of Haymon-Morris Middle School for an art service project in which they designed and painted murals at Auburn Elementary School.
• Trey Rainey, Justin Harris, Emily Whiddon and Kyle Banks for their first place finish in the national ProQuest Podcast Competition.
• Haymon-Morris Middle School students Sarah Dove, Alicia Jones and Jonathan Leal along with Westside Middle School students Daniel Graham and Kaitlyn Carswell for receiving state recognition for their performance in the Duke academic talent search competition.
• Ryan Daniel of Westside Middle School as the county winner in the Lions Club International peace poster contest.
• Westside Middle School students Shaquilla Harrigan, Marlee Pack, Goldtong Lo and Kiarra Sanford for their third place finish in the middle school division of the Future Problem Solver’s state level competition.
• Kelly McDaniel of Winder-Barrow High School for her selection as a CTI state officer.
• Jarod Kay of Winder-Barrow High School as a hometown hero for his successful effort to rescue a fellow student who was choking.
• Clay Brantley of Winder-Barrow High School for 12 years of perfect attendance.
• The webmasters of Apalachee High School, Westside Middle School and Holsenbeck Elementary School for their efforts in designing and maintaining web sites for their respective schools.