Koenig to be recognized as Champion of Character

Alana Eckels, Staff Writer

Main office secretary Mary Beth Koenig has been chosen as a Baldwin-Whitehall School District Champion of Character and will be among those honored at the Distinguished Highlander Hall of Fame Gala on March 11 at South Hills Country Club.

“It’s a humbling feeling,” Koenig said. “There are so many other people who deserve to be recognized other than me.”

The Hall of Fame Gala recognizes Baldwin alumni and current staff. Koenig said she had no idea that she would be among the few selected to be honored.

“I’m very grateful for the amazing people here at Baldwin and I feel very blessed to work with them,” Koenig said.

Art teacher Cheryl Foote said Koenig is very deserving of the recognition.

“She’s one of the kindest, most generous, most selfless people I know,” Foote said. “She treats everyone like they are the most important. She never complains. I’m glad to have her as a close friend.”

Koenig said she was honored to be recognized and thanked everyone she works with.

“I feel like Cinderella going to the ball,” Koenig said.

Other Champions of Character include: Margret Bartolomucci, Harrison Middle School; Tamara Rellick, Paynter Elementary School; Dawn McPaul, McAnnulty Elementary School; Karen Suchy, Whitehall Elementary School; and Jim Slovenic, Central Administration.

The gala also will induct the second alumni class of the Highlander Hall of Fame: Adriane Aul, Class of 1996; Joseph Kuklis Class of 1989; Edward Lutz, Class of 1959; and Dr. Margret Miles Class of 1955

Tickets for the gala are available at http://bwef.weebly.com/