Teachers, classified staff, retirees & scholarship winners honored at Dinner of Excellence

On April 23, the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce presented the annual Dinner of Excellence, honoring Milford-area teachers, classified staff, retirees and scholarship winners.  The program was sponsored by Turner Construction, SHP Leading Design, Lykins Energy Solutions, National Bank & Trust, Donohoo, Cupp & Associates, Kroger, Park National Bank, and Texas Roadhouse, as well as Miami Township & the City of Milford.

The staff of each school within a district chooses a teacher to honor as their Educator of the Year, and a classified staff member as their Classified Staff of the Year.  The following were Milford EVSD’s winners for this year:

Educators of the Year

  • Boyd E. Smith Elementary:  April Cooper
  • McCormick Elementary:  Kristen Gibson
  • Meadowview Elementary:  Chris Fisher
  • Mulberry Elementary:  Heather Dingus
  • Pattison Elementary:  Kate Clarisey
  • Seipelt Elementary:  Tina Taylor
  • Milford Junior HS:  Chris Leonard
  • Milford HS:  Janelle Schunk

Classified Staff of the Year


  • Boyd E. Smith Elementary:  Jan Wulker
  • McCormick Elementary:  Susan Moore
  • Meadowview Elementary:  Wendy Coots
  • Mulberry Elementary:  Jennie Kasselman
  • Pattison Elementary:  Kathy Barrows
  • Seipelt Elementary:  Tina Taylor
  • Milford Junior HS:  Mary J. Richardson
  • Milford HS:  Ed Beverly


  • Barbara Alderman, MHS, 19 years
  • Diane Buckley, Mulberry, 19 years
  • Larry Evans, Mulberry, 30 years
  • Amelia Harding, MJHS, 11 years
  • Donna Huxell, MHS, 19 years
  • Adelaida Lapid, MJHS, 6 years
  • Joseph Montag, MHS, 9 years
  • Georgia Owens, MHS, 10 years
  • Charles (David) Parker, MHS, 6 years
  • Carolyn Schiesler, Board of Education, 24 years
  • Michael Soard, Pattison, 37 years
  • Paul Schrameck, MJHS, 26 years
  • Mary (Molly) Wakeham, MHS, 28 years

Six scholarships are also awarded, four from the Milford/Miami Area Chamber of Commerce; one from the Greater Milford Historical Society/Promont, and one from the Milford Schools Foundation:

Milford/Miami Area Chamber of Commerce

  • The Mary Ann Partin Scholarship:  $1000 to an outstanding graduating senior who exemplifies a high level of achievement:  Meggan Dingus
  • Frontier Days Scholarship:  $500 to recognize and award an individual who excels in academics and takes time to volunteer and give back:  Caroline Hester
  • Milford/Miami Township Chamber of Commerce Scholarship:  $500 to a graduating senior interested in a business degree:  Alex Jofriet
  • Herbie Schell Scholarship:  $500 for a graduating senior interested in education or business:  Elizabeth Sanchez

Greater Milford Historical Society/Promont Scholarship:  $500 to a graduating senior looking to pursue the study of history, historical preservation, world cultures, social studies and other related fields:  Emily Kruse

Milford Schools Foundation Scholarship (The Boyd E. Smith Scholarship):  $5,000 for academic achievement, community service, and financial need:  Corbin Hooker

It is wonderful to have our local business community honor excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Milford Miami Township Chamber and event sponsors, for supporting education and educators!






Highlights from 4/17/14 school board meeting

Milford Main & Seipelt Elementary up for auction
Athletic Update April 2014
Extracurricular Update April 2014

The following are highlights from last Thursday’s school board meeting:

  • Brian Zawodny, Principal of Mulberry Elementary, shared that every year, their third graders complete a civic project to support a charitable endeavor. This year, they learned a sibling of a Mulberry student was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer that needed to be treated at a medical center in Philadelphia. They focused their fundraising efforts on helping the family offset travel and medical expenses, raising almost $8,000 through a variety of efforts. The best news is the child is responding to treatment and, while he has a long way to go, should beat the cancer.

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Milford Main & Seipelt Elementary up for auction

The Milford Board of Education voted at April 17’s board meeting to place Milford Main and Seipelt Elementary up for public auction, which will take place on May 19, 2014. The resolution states the two non-profit leases in Milford Main must remain in effect through June 2015; the purchaser agrees to retain the front façade of the building; and certain fixtures (Rookwood fountain & mural) will not be included in the sale. It also states that Seipelt cannot be occupied prior to January 1, 2017. Continue reading

Extracurricular Update April 2014

Key Club had a successful fundraiser at Orange Leaf, as they donated $221 to the Children’s Hospital Cardiac Unit. The group also collected over 100 cell phones to donate to Go Bananas at the Cincinnati Zoo to help protect the gorillas. They recently raised over $1600 for A Soldier’s Child, an organization serving the children of fallen military personnel. Continue reading

Athletic Update April 2014

The spring sports season is off to an exciting start despite the tough weather.  The Eagle’s Softball team is #1 and undefeated in the ECC!  They are 9-1 overall.  They look to hold on to the top spot throughout the season as they aim for the first Softball League Championship in school history.  Also congrats to baseball’s Ty Helton who was nominated for this week’s LaRosa’s MVP! Continue reading