A-W Class of 2018 graduates Sunday

Posted May 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Akron-Westfield Community School District will have 40 students, including one junior, walking across the stage to get their diplomas this Sunday afternoon.

Commencement begins at 2 p.m. in the old gym.

Not only will these students be moving on to the next chapter of their lives, several faculty and staff are also saying farewell.

Teachers Robin Dirks and Kim Meerdink have retired along with Special Education Aide Edie Coon.

Teachers resigning include:

• Katie Fang, high school English teacher/Speech coach;

• Trent Ruhland, Industrial Technology teacher/head wrestling coach;

• Eric Thien, Elementary Physical Education teacher/head volleyball coach and assistant high school track coach;

• Nancy Tindall, seventh grade Reading teacher;

• Lucas Werner, fifth grade teacher/assistant volleyball coach; and

• Timothy Zorr, instrumental band director/music teacher.

In addition, Sherry Ritz resigned as Concession Stand manager/Wrestling Cheer coach.

Furthermore, Kayla Tindall is changing from Assistant to Head Middle School Softball coach and Colleen Westergard is going from Head Individual Events Speech coach to assistant coach.

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