BEA honors retirees at annual banquet
WINGATE — The Bald Eagle Area School District recently honored BEA employees who announced their retirement during the 2017-18 school year.
The BEA Annual Recognition and Retirement Banquet was held at the Bald Eagle High School on May 14.
This is the 22nd year for the event, which is attended by current employees, present retirees, and past retirees.
BEA Education Association President Diane Lucas and Tom Letterman, BEA Board of Education President, were emcees for the evening.
Entertainment was provided by the Bald Eagle Jazz Band. The group played such favorites as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “After Sunset,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).”
At the conclusion of the evening, Jim Orichosky, director of Elementary Education, presented The Carolyn Connelly Devotion to Students Award to retiree Ruth Rhodes, district Health Assistant. The award is presented annually to an employee who demonstrates extraordinary devotion to BEA students.