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Plainville Community Schools Announces 2011-12 Volunteer Award Winners

Plainville Community Schools' volunteers Cindi Witham and David Barry have been selected as this year's school district volunteer award winners, and were honored at the annual volunteer recognition program held at Plainville High School on May 23.

The 2011-12 Dick Ronalter Mentor of the Year Award was presented to David Barry. This award is given to a volunteer mentor who has gone above and beyond in his or her role as an adult friend to a student. Barry joined the Plainville Community Schools' Mentor Program 18 years ago and has mentored at Frank T. Wheeler School, Plainville High School and currently at the Middle School of Plainville. One staff member shares, "Dave is someone you admire, look up to and respect. His quiet, unassuming manner has spoken volumes through the years. He has taught countless life lessons, brought smiles to those paths he has crossed, coached fellow mentors, and made that one hour a week shared with many students over the years, a time to create friendships and priceless memories that will last a lifetime."

The 2011-12 Plainville Community Schools Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Cindi Witham. Witham lives in Plainville and is a former special education teacher. She has volunteered in Mrs. Debbie Camp's classroom at Linden Street School for the past eight years. She shares her time every Tuesday and helps students on a one to one basis. She supports many areas of the curriculum, including the social studies program, by sharing her love of antiques including lighting devices from the Colonial days. Mrs. Witham is dedicated to the Linden students and many organizations in the local community. Mrs. Camp shared, "Cindi is a caring person who is loved by my students and is affectionately known as our classroom fairy godmother."

"We are very grateful for both Dave and Cindi's love of volunteering. They are the true definition of making a difference in a child's life. It was wonderful to see them get this recognition," said Plainville Community Schools Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Bradley.

"Cindi and Dave are shining examples of the exceptional volunteers who support our school district community. We truly appreciate their support, and that of all of our volunteers who enhance the educational experience of Plainville’s students through their invaluable contributions," noted Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Kitching.

-Posted on June 13, 2012 at 09:55 AM

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