2010-05-26 / Local News

Delphi Lions Club honors local residents

Comet staff report

Local teacher honored Delphi Community Elementary School physical education teacher Cheryl Nattermann received the Delphi Lions Club Teacher of the Year award. Club President Dan Noonkester made the presentation. Photo provided Local teacher honored Delphi Community Elementary School physical education teacher Cheryl Nattermann received the Delphi Lions Club Teacher of the Year award. Club President Dan Noonkester made the presentation. Photo provided Delphi Lions Club’s annual Awards Night was held May 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi. One local teacher, two high school students and several club members were honored during the evening.

This year’s Delphi Lions Club Teacher of the Year was awarded to Delphi Community Elementary School teacher Cheryl Nattermann. Nattermann has taught physical education in the Delphi school corporation for 35 years. She received letters of support for the award from fellow staff members, administrators and many of her students.

Nattermann was cited for making a difference in her student’s lives during her teaching career through creativity in the classroom, caring for her students, demonstrating a passion for teaching and always putting 100 percent into everything she teaches. Nattermann views teaching as the challenge and opportunity to mold today’s children into tomorrow’s citizens and leaders.

Beach Beach Recipients of the club’s scholarships were DCHS seniors, Abigail Diebolt and Samantha Mayhew.

Terry Beach was presented with the Lion of the Year Award for his dedication to the club and service to the community since 1999.

Over the years, Beach has participated in several projects including the Christmas Parade, Independence Day Parade, assisted with highway cleanup, served as a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, collected aluminum cans for Toys for Tots, and currently serves as club secretary.

Charter member Bob Quinn received his 60-year service pin for the many years he has volunteered and served in the community.

Quinn Quinn The evening concluded with the following members receiving year service pins: Gordon Stevens, 10; Bob Arney, 15; Carl Abbott and Mike Penn, 20; Dwaine Ward, 30 and Larry Welborn, 40 years.

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