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Mormon Leaders Honor Influential Teachers

Teachers singled out for making a difference in students' lives.

Several teachers were honored March 21 at a Teacher Tribute
sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The teachers were
selected because they had made a positive influence on a senior Mormon student’s


Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Santa Clarita Councilman Bob
Kellar were among the dignitaries there to thank the teachers for their
dedication and service.


Richard Wirthlin, Santa Clarita Stake President Steve Lindberg, Melanie Devorak, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, Santa Clarita Councilman Bob Kellar

“It was so nice to be a part of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints Teacher Tribute where students came forward to share their
experiences and appreciation for local teachers,” Kellar said. “The teachers in
Santa Clarita have the great responsibility of preparing our young for their
futures and they do a great job.”


The honorees included:


Saugus High
School:  John
Albert, Linda Clark, Vilo Del
Rio, April Dooley, Patricia Stephenson, David Stradling,
Joe Walker

Golden Valley High
School: Robert Fisher

College of the Canyons: Deborah Gear

Canyon High
School: Vicki Goodwin, Dave Harris, Melissa

Hart High
School: Karen Lopez

Valencia High
School: Sue Peterson

Mitchell Elementary
School: Sylvia Wortman

Private/Home School Teachers: Jeanne Jordan, Patty Padovich,
Stephen Snow, Janet Thompson.


Steve Lindberg, President of the Santa Clarita Stake for the
church was supportive as well.


“We are so honored this evening to have Assemblyman Cameron
Smyth and City Councilman Bob Kellar here to support our youth in paying
tribute to these teachers who have been an influence for good in their lives,” he said.

Mormon Leaders Honor Influential Teachers

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