The Delaware County Right to Education Task Force, last week, honored adults and students in the community for their dedication to helping children with disabilities. Honorees included students who have overcome various challenges themselves to achieve success in their school setting. In addition, awardees were honored for making significant contributions to the acceptance of individuals with disabilities.
Delaware County Council Vice Chair Colleen Morrone presented the awards and provided a synopsis of the accomplishments of the individual honorees.
Winners nominated by parents, students, community members, teachers, and administrators included:
Student recipients: Juliana Colella, Jack Falcon, Isabella Filippone, Rylan Four, Cara Furchner, Rachael Gallagher, John Galligan, Nicole Hartmann, Chase Kelly, Joseph Koerner, Tyler Orens, Kareema Scruggs, Amilia Thelon, Pasha Verica and Ryan Wills.
Adult awardees: Ryan McBride, community member; Robert Fyfe, Chester Upland School District; Jacqui Ruggieri, Chichester School District; Karen Kynett, Garnet Valley School District; Anne Kelly, Delaware County Intermediate Unit; Emily Gray, School District of Haverford Township; Rachel Lambert, Interboro School District; Nicole Zulli, Marple Newtown School District; Michele Fenza, Penn-Delco School District; Nancy Holshue, Radnor Township School District; Donna Lomas, Rose Tree Media School District; Jean Hutchinson, Ridley School District; Michael Moors, Southeast Delco School District; Tom Hickey, Springfield School District; Melissa Hardas, Upper Darby School District; and Cheryl Hamm, William Penn School District.