Marsh Foundation Holds Graduation, Honors Retiring Teacher
VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation School held its annual spring celebration this May in the Bagley Auditorium. The day included an awards ceremony, graduation, and a celebration meal. Two students earned and received their diplomas. This year, due to Covid restrictions, only Marsh staff, students and families of the graduates were able to attend. However, the in-person event was much appreciated after holding it virtually last spring.
At the ceremony, many students received academic awards for their successes throughout the school year. This year’s event was extra special because Mrs. Val Dunn was recognized for her retirement. Mrs. Dunn taught for 35 years, with 22 of those years being at The Marsh Foundation School. She will be greatly missed. On behalf of The Marsh, director of education and school principal, Robbie Breese presented Dunn with a plaque during the ceremony expressing gratitude for all she has given to the students she’s taught over the years. The students and staff wished her well in all of her future endeavors during the reception following the ceremony.
The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children services agency that provides services for youth and families in a variety of settings. Services include residential care, family foster care (ages 0-17), adoption and independent living services. Located in Van Wert, Ohio, the organization is licensed to provide on-campus services for up to 30 children, offers an on-campus school for grades 2 – 12, and provides a variety of clinical services to campus residents, foster care children and community members.
Photo caption: Mrs. Val Dunn receives a plaque in honor of her retirement from principal Robbie Breese.