Eagle Pride Personified honorees featured on new website

Checking out the new Eagle Pride Personified website created by GHS Computer Science teacher David Shymanski (front) are GHS senior Kaylee Thomas; EPP Committee member Tonia Varckette; Geneva High School Principal Douglas Wetherholt; and Superintendent Eric Kujala. The new site features an online showcase of photos and biographies of the initial group of Eagle Pride Personified honorees. The Eagle Pride Personified committee is seeking additional nominations. Nomination forms are on the website.

GENEVA — Thanks to Geneva High School Computer Science teacher David Shymanski, a 2004 GHS grad, the Eagle Pride Personified committee has launched a new website which showcases the photos and biographies of recent honorees.

“The new Eagle Pride Personified website is fantastic,” said GHS Principal Doug Wetherholt. “Geneva High School has so many outstanding graduates and dedicated educators and friends who are accomplishing great things in a huge array of fields locally and across the country. 

“This website will afford the Eagle Pride Personified Committee a way to showcase the achievements of these individuals and will provide inspiration for our current students. Dave Shymanski did a great job with the site and I hope everyone will check it out,” he said.

The website can be found at www.eaglepridepersonified.com.

The mission of the Eagle Pride Personified project is to celebrate the history and heritage of Geneva Area City Schools and to inspire current students by highlighting the stories of graduates, staff and friends whose lives have exemplified Eagle Pride.

Current honorees are Dale Arkenburg, James Bissell, Arnold Bradshaw, Sheryl Kosicek Figliano, Ron Kimmy, Morgan Martin, Thomas Martin, Frank Ovnic, Eddie Sezon, Wendy Snyder, Barbara Stuetzer, Jeff Swanagan and Susan Taft.

The Eagle Pride Personified Committee, which includes representatives of booster groups, local organizations, school officials and interested community members, is seeking nominations of individuals whose accomplishments fit any of the following categories:

• Distinguished Graduates — Individuals who have made significant achievements in their lives, and whose contributions have had community, state, national or global impact.

• Educators — Teachers, coaches, or other staff members who have demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the Geneva Schools community and students.

• Friends of Geneva Area City Schools — People who have made outstanding contributions through volunteer services or other significant contributions to Geneva Schools.

Nominations may be offered by any person or group.

Nomination forms are available through Eagle Pride Personified Committee members, at Geneva High School, or may be downloaded from the Eagle Pride Personified website.

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