Farmington Public Schools on Tuesday honored longtime Beechview Elementary School volunteer Lorice Khoury with its Senior Adult Extraordinaire Award.
Presented by Superintendent Dr. George Heitsch, the award honors a senior adult who shares his or her time and talents with students. Khoury has volunteered at Beechview for the past 19 years, helping children in the media center by checking out, shelving, and inventorying books, and many other tasks. She has also helped teachers by preparing booklets, binding books, copying and sorting activities, stapling, cutting, laminating, and more.
“It has been a pleasure working with Lorice for the past seven years,” said Michele Burkmyre, a first grade teacher who nominated Khoury. “She is a dedicated, loving woman that enjoys spending time at her granddaughter’s school and helping the Beechview staff.”
“We are lucky to have her as part of the Beechview and Farmington Public Schools’ family,” added Burkmyre.
“Volunteering is so important,” said Khoury. “It is important to be able to give back to your community. Working at Beechview is a labor of love for me.”
Past winners of the Senior Extraordinaire award include: Bob Long, Dianne Long, Toula Mehas, Demetra Mehas and Tina Mehas, Leona Goetz, Lincoln Avery, Virginia Starr, Diane DeSousa, Michael Liebowitz, Nancy Leflar, Allan Whittemore, Marge Whittemore, Ray Okonski and Nancy Waldman.