National School Board Recognition Month

January is National School Board Recognition Month.  In order to honor the work of our Board of School Directors, several students gathered together to present each Director individually with a token of appreciation.  Each student’s presence was symbolic of the various aspects of an effective, working school district committed to excellence.

Additionally, School Board Director Karen Houk was presented with a special award by Dr. Meehan on behalf of the Pennsylvania School Board Association.  Mrs. Houk was honored with a PSBA Certificate of Appreciation for “Sixteen Years Honor Roll Years of School Board Service.”  Congratulations, Mrs. Houk!  Thank you for your service and dedication to Neshannock Township School District.

Student Presentation:

It is a wonderful time to recognize the crucial role of our elected school board members.  We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the nine members who make the time to share their vision and voice about the future of Neshannock Township children and our school district.

School Board President, Mr. Raymond Omer:

I am the FBLA Region II President.  I represent the governing bodies of our student organizations, clubs, and activities.  I want to say thank you for allowing us to be a part of the decision making processes in our District.

– Shenley Wish

School Board Vice-President, Mr. Larry Keith:

I am a member of the Neshannock Football team.  I represent student athletics.  I want to say thank you for the beautiful courts, fields, and tracks that we use when we participate in our athletic events. 

– Michael Natale

School Board Director, Mrs. Karen Houk:

I am the Neshannock FBLA Chapter President.  I represent school activities.  I want to say thank you for the advisors, travel opportunities, and allowing us to participate in local, state, and regional events that help prepare us to be the Lancer Leaders of Tomorrow.

– Joe Carna

School Board Director, Mrs. Amy Na:

I am a four-year member of our school musical.  I represent the fine arts.  I want to say thank you for your continuous support of all of the fine arts, especially financial support for the musical, band, choir, and the number of art offerings our District provides.

– Ava Silverman

School Board Director, Mr. David Antuono:

I am a three-year member of the Principal’s List.  I represent academics.  I would like to thank you for the many academic, college prep, honors and AP course offerings in our District.

– Erin Lacap

School Board Director, Dr. William Cosgrove:

I am the president of Junior High Student Advisory.  I represent the voice of the Junior High.  I want to say than you for the Chromebooks.  They help to make learning more fun and easier.

– Emma DeRosa

School Board Director, Mr. Michael Kalpich:

I am the secretary of the Junior High Student Advisory.  I represent seventh grade.  Thank you for hiring great teachers who help us transition from the elementary to the junior high.

– Aaralyn Nogay

School Board Director, Mr. Samuel Fiorante:

I am a seventh grade student.  I represent lasting impressions.  I represent the support that the school board gives to all teachers as a seventh grader who carries joy and love from the past seven years.

– Vincent Villani

School Board Treasurer, Mrs. Melissa Johnson:

I am a Neshannock Memorial Elementary student.  I represent new students to Neshannock Township School District.  Thank you for welcoming us to the District and allowing us to grow, learn, and achieve in a caring environment over the next 13 years.

– Luca Perrotta

NTSD Board of School Directors:

Raymond Omer – President
Larry Keith – Vice President
Melissa Johnson – Treasurer
David Antuono
William Cosgrove
Samuel Fiorante
Karen Houk
Michael Kalpich
Amy Na

The Neshannock Township School District would like to thank our School Board Members, past and present, for their dedicated service to this District.

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