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By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 6:56 p.m.
 

Two members of the Murrysville community will be honored next month for their contributions to the Franklin Regional School District.

District officials announced Monday that school volunteer Mary Catherine Haney and the Rev Dan Lawrence, pastor at Murrysville Alliance Church, are the recipients of this year's Excellence Awards.

Haney, a Murrysville resident who volunteers at Heritage Elementary, was nominated by members of the elementary school staff, said assistant superintendent Mary Catherine Reljac. Haney has spent numerous hours volunteering at the school, where her nephews have attended.

“It has changed her life to be part of the schools,” Reljac said. “She has become a great friend of our school district.”

Lawrence is a fixture on the sidelines at district sporting events, Reljac said, cheering on students in athletics and offering support off the field.

“He has shown support of our school district, supporting students in need,” Reljac said. “He's been a friend of the public schools here.”

Nominations were open to all members of the community, including staff, volunteers, students and residents. A committee consisting of students, school board members, teachers, support staff and parents made the selections.

The choice was a difficult one, Reljac said.

“There wasn't a poor nomination in the group,” she said. “As a committee, we really believe those two people embody that excellence.”

Haney and Lawrence will be honored at the annual excellence awards dinner on March 10.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or dkurutz@tribweb.com.

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