Four people were recognized this month by the board of the Okanagan Skaha School District for their contributions to students.
Three volunteers from the Penticton Indian Band’s Grandmas Program were acknowledged for their calm presence and the wonderful relationships they built with staff and students, which assisted with delivery of cultural programming at their respective schools.
The grandmas are: Margaret Baptiste, Skaha Lake Middle; Vera Gabriel, Penticton and Princess Margaret secondaries; and Grace Greyeyes, West Bench Elementary.
Raise a Reader founder Yasmin John-Thorpe was also honoured. Since 2008, the program has helped raise funds to contribute $61,500 worth of books to students, teachers and librarians throughout the South Okanagan. Her in-depth work at Wiltse Elementary was also noted.