Monday, November 9, 2015

Congratulations to Tina Merrick

On Friday, November 6, 2015, Tina Merrick was honored at the Polish-American 18th Annual Heritage Awards Celebration.  Tina was awarded the Educator of the Year Award.  In attendance at this wonderful event was Tina's husband, two of her daughters, colleagues and friends Cathy Blondin, Dawn Konow, Noreen Maluchnik, Sr. Stephanie, Sr. Virginia Ann, Sr. Goretti, and Sr. Donna Marie.

Tina was born into a family of Polish educators who instilled love of learning, teaching, and pride in Polish heritage, culture, and language.  Tina taught for the past 25 years at Resurrection College Prep High School, served as the Department Chair of World Languages for 11 years, and served as moderator of the French and Polish Clubs.  Tina retired in June 2015 but continues to serve as a substitute teacher at Resurrection.  In addition to teaching, Tina has also served as a troop leader, camp coordiantor, and assistant director in the Polish Girl Scouts of Chicago.  She is presently, President of the Girl's Division of Polish Scouting for the United States movement.

Congratulations Tina Merrick!  We are all so proud of you.

Tina Merrick 

Tina holding her award

Noreen Maluchnik was the winner of a raffle

Tina and Cathy Blondin in the back row, Sr. Stephanie, Dawn Konow and Noreen Maluchnik sitting

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