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Tom Moore Memorial Award

Modified: Thursday, Jun 12th, 2014

(Photo courtesy of Mary Jo Kerlin)

It started with a little trickery. Toledo artist Heather Fortner was asked to attend Tuesday’s school board meeting to provide an update on Toledo Jr./Sr. High’s after-school arts program. But right after she finished, the board revealed their true intentions: to present Fortner with the Tom Moore Memorial Award that “exemplifies the volunteer spirit,” board member Liz Martin said, and was named for a former school board member. Toledo High’s art program was cut in 2012-13 because of staffing reductions, and Principal Clint Raever said Fortner’s “done an outstanding job” of stepping in to coordinate the program with the Toledo Art Guild behind her. Fortner said she would share the award with the guild, and that things can get done “by working as a community.”

For the complete article see the 06-13-2014 issue.

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