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Riverview announces IMPACT Award winners

| Monday, July 17, 2017, 11:00 p.m.

Riverview School District officials recently announced the winners of the inaugural IMPACT Awards.

The awards were designed to recognize citizens and educators who made a positive impact on students.

Awardees were Regina Vitti-Lyons and Paul Myers of Oakmont, and newly retired Verner Elementary teacher Patricia Palko. They were selected out of 21 candidates.

Vitti-Lyons served as a parent volunteer for more than 15 years. Her activities include the parent/teacher organization and dance and musicals. She is a former Riverview Athletic Association board member and current Oakmont parks and recreation board member.

Myers has been cubmaster of Oakmont Cub Scout Pack 137 the last two years. He is part of the district leadership team and helped many families through scout activities.

Palko taught at the elementary school in Verona for 16 years and helped to mold hundreds of students into respectful and responsible members of the community. She retired at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

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