Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation Hosts 12th Annual Celebration of Education |

Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation Hosts 12th Annual Celebration of Education

The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation will recognize and honor recipients of the 2001 Graduate Fellowships, the Quality Education Project Grants, retiring teachers and support staff and candidates for the National Certification Program on May 31 at Harrah’s Special Events Center.

Teachers who are retiring from the school district and will be honored for their years of dedicated service are Anita Vieitas, Tish Sorokwasz, Carol Ward, Mary Ann Werley, Carol Macomber and Penelope Lynne. Three members of the school district support staff also are retiring and will be honored. They are Kathleen Correia, Kathleen Petrusa and John Oakland.

The 2001 Fellowships will be awarded to Melissa Berry, Kellee Koeppen, Jennifer Kortes and Amber Merritt. Candidates for this fellowship of $1,000 each are graduates of South Tahoe High School who are in their graduate year of college majoring in education.

Past Foundation board members Kevin Cole, Linda Thompson, Ron Bush and Dr. Greg Bergner will be recognized for their service and South Tahoe Refuse Company, Inc., will receive the 2001 Friend of Education award.

Four Quality Education Project Grants will be acknowledged and explained to the audience in a visual presentation. The Foundation also is supporting and honoring seven district teachers who are currently candidates for the National Certification Program.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and reservations may be made by contacting Del Laine, Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation president, at (530) 544-6249, faxing (530) 544-8889 or e-mail The public is invited to attend and join in the celebration to honor all the distinguished guests. Reservations must be made by May 25.

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