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FORESTVILLE – Retiring school secretary Eleanor Hebner, who has worked at Forestville Central for 50 years, was honored Thursday at the regular meeting of the Board of Education.

Hebner started work at the district after her graduation from Forestville High School. She said she has seen “more ups than downs” and will miss working. She is the secretary to the school superintendent. She was honored with gifts and flowers. More than 50 people attended the meeting and gave her a standing ovation.

In other matters, six students were honored by local clergy representatives. The students, in grades seven through 12, were chosen for their community involvement and example that they set.

They work with area church groups to bring community involvement into the school. The students are: Kendra Catalano, Cecilee Sager, Sarah Pieva, Kessiah Johnson, Emily Gizowski and Caroline Kaicher.

Each student received a certificate and was asked to join in the reception at the meeting.

Forestville board members heard a report from Patricia Miller, who is the adviser to the knitting club.

She said there have been 45 students in the club in the past three years. The students have made blankets for veterans, gifts for family and donated other items. Miller said the students have learned skills in concentration, mathematics and problem-solving while participating with adult volunteers in the knitting program.

Forestville students had a visit Wednesday from Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr of Fredonia. She talked to students about the traits needed for practice to participate in the Olympics and other athletic trials. Students were able to ask questions and see her medal.