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Four named to Westport CS Wall of Distinction

James Forcier is one of four inductees to the Westport Wall of Distinction Sept. 14.

James Forcier is one of four inductees to the Westport Wall of Distinction Sept. 14. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Four new names will be inducted into the Westport Wall of Distinction this Saturday.

The second Wall of Distinction Dinner Ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 6 p.m. at the Westport Hotel and Tavern.

Four former students and/or staff members of the school will be honored for their accomplishments within and beyond the walls of Westport, including Brenda (Pepper) Drummond, James Forcier, Erin Pratt Schroeder and the late Dr. Thomas Tanneberger.

“These are four really worthy people,” Westport Superintendent Dr. John Gallagher said. “In the beginning of March, the Wall of Distinction Committee were given a ballot to vote for members and it went from there.”

Gallagher said that the committee received a number of nominations over the past year, which were coupled with all of the ballots previously received to create this year’s nominating class.

“Nominations remain in effect from the time that we get them on,” Gallagher said. “We had 15 nominations for the first year and inducted six members. We got several more this year and we also had some that came in after the deadline that will be eligible to be considered next year.”

Gallagher said that he wants people to continue to make nominations of former Westport Central School students or staff members who have distinguished themselves in some way for induction.

“We want to keep this going, so we want people to keep the cards and nominations coming in,” he said.

Reservations for the Wall of Distinction Dinner are $28 per person. For more, contact Gallagher or Jana Atwell 962-8244.

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