On May 9, the Oak Hills Educational Foundation (OHEF) hosted their fourteenth annual awards dinner honoring Distinguished Staff and Alumni winners, Hall of Honor recipient and Gray and Tate scholarship winners. The event took place at Western Hills Country Club with a packed house of 150 people, who enjoyed an entertaining performance from the Delshire music students.
Distinguished Alumni Mark Eggerding (’74) was recognized for his success within the culinary industry and his commitment to his family and the Oak Hills community. Mark Reitzes (’78) was acknowledged as a Distinguished Alumni for his leadership within the financial world as the President of Huntington’s Southern Ohio/ Kentucky Region and his dedication to the American Heart Association and other charities.
Recognized as Distinguish Staff, both Cindy Breen and Marsha Corbitt displayed deep devotion to the Oak Hills Local School District. Cindy Breen is known for her stop sign and her cookies while bringing happiness to her students for the past 17 years as a Special Education and Math teacher at Delhi Middle School. Marsha Corbitt was recognized for her leadership, initiating the Guided Reading Program within the district and her work as a first-grade teacher. Over her 30-year career, she has received a number of awards such as Educator of the Year, 3C Outstanding Educator of the Year and was awarded a National Board Certification in 2004.
Hall of Honor inductee Lovey Schoch was recognized for her 25 years being the cafeteria manager at Delshire Elementary School. Retired in May 2011 Lovey is remembered for her kindness and love for her students.
The dinner also recognized the scholarship winners for the William Gray Scholarship and the Thomas Tate Scholarship. This year the William Gray Scholarship recipients were Patrick Donavan, Bopphanierri Long, Nathan Meyer and Bradley Miyagawa. Rachel Hussel received the Thomas Tate scholarship.
The OHEF raises money to support teacher grants in all schools at all grade levels. This year the Foundation was able to award 24 grants with the donations from the community and alumni donors. The request for donations onsite was met with success as well, as generous dinner attendees supported the Foundation with a financial donation before the evening was over.
Cheryl Ann Sieve, Chairman of the OHEF said, “to our grant recipients, award winners, and our generous donors, please know that you have heartfelt congratulations and sincere appreciation from the Oak Hills Educational Foundation.”