Upper Dublin Township recently held its 28th-Annual at the Manufacturers' Golf and Country Club in Fort Washington, which recognizes the extraordinary efforts and contributions of and within the community.
This year's group of medal recipients includes Kevin Li and Jennifer Cullen, who were selected as this year's Outstanding Students, Brenda Ricci, who was selected as Outstanding Educator, Robert Pesavento, who was selected as Outstanding Citizen, and Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, which was selected as the Outstanding Non-Profit Community Organization.
Pesavento, , was recognized for the contributions made during his lengthy tenure with the local government.
"Upper Dublin is a better place today than it has ever been in the past, in large part for what Bob Pesavento has done, and his dedication to the township over the past 20 years," said Ira Tackel, president of the Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners. "As a fellow Commissioner, but more importantly, as an Upper Dublin resident, many thanks are due Bob Pesavento."
For Ricci, the recognition spans more than leading Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School to their highest mathematics scores on the PSSAs. TFES Principal Peter Alston also points to as one of the many reasons she deserves such recognition.
"On January 16th, 2012, Mrs. Ricci facilitated TFES’ first ever day of service," said Alston. "Under her guidance, students prepared packages for patients with cancer, wrote letters to members of our armed forces who are currently serving abroad, collected toys and coats for under privileged children and painted our cafeteria. That day showed what the students were capable of achieving with superb leadership."
The Upper Dublin Medal Program is sponsored by Upper Dublin Township, The School District of Upper Dublin, the Upper Dublin Education Foundation and the Fort Washington Business Alliance.
The Upper Dublin Patch would like to congratulate this year's medal recipients, and thank them for their service to our wonderful community!