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Weekly Roundup: PHS top students, Board of Education top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Palmyra this week.

Charles Street School principal Mark Pease (left) and Palmyra High School Principal Ken Holloway (right) flip through the pages of the 2017 Palmyra High School yearbook. The two perused the book at the Wednesday, June 14 Board of Education meeting.

PHS’ valedictorian and salutatorian reflected on their time in high school, and the Board of Education thanked everyone who made the school year a success. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Valedictorian, salutatorian and two childhood friends

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For Palmyra High School’s 2017 valedictorian Jessica Goldschmidt and salutatorian Sydney Ogozalek, receiving the honors of first and second place is a special experience. The students and friends both said it’s not about first and second, because the two know each of them has worked hard. “We graduated preschool together,” Goldschmidt said. “We’ve been friends with one another for very long.” For both girls, there is an immense sense of pride not only in each other but in their small school.

Board of Education reflects on a successful year, expresses gratitude

At the Wednesday, June 14 Palmyra Board of Education meeting, the shared sentiment was one of gratitude. With the school year coming to an end, board members thanked the students, faculty and parents who made the school year successful. The night included student of the month recognitions, which PHS principal Ken Holloway followed with a presentation detailing every Palmyra High School student’s plans after graduation.

Making an ‘indelible contribution’

The Riverton Free Library has announced that after 33 years, the library’s Michael Robinson is retiring. Robinson has served as librarian, library director and branch manager. In their announcement on the library’s homepage, the Riverton Free Library Association Board thanked Robinson, Director and Branch Manager, for “his indelible contribution to our community.” The RFL Association is encouraging neighbors to stop by the library to share their stories and thank Robinson for the impact he has made.


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