The Loyalsock Township School District recognized a variety of individuals and a group for successes they received over the past year during Wednesday's school board meeting.
The meeting began with Christina Herman, director of student services, surprising Monica McCarty, of the guidance office, with recognition for her work on a resource book for the state Higher Education Assistance Agency.
The book recently has been turned into a website, which is a resource for school counselors helping students with the transition from high school to higher education. Herman said McCarty was the "mastermind" behind all of the content in the project.
"She was the mind behind the product," Herman said after the meeting.
Dr. Jeannette Carter, director of outreach at Pennsylvania College of Technology, said McCarty was one of her favorite people to work with because she knew she could count on her.
"There's four top consultants I've worked with and she's in the top four," Carter said.
The board also recognized the marching band, as it had its best finish at the fall Atlantic Coast Championships in school history.
The band finished seventh in Group 1, which consists of bands with less than 30 members.
Bob Barrett, band director, thanked the board and band boosters for their continued support. During a presentation, she said participating in band teaches students teamwork, discipline and respect, among other things.
He added that while listening to a tape of one of the judges from the band's competitions, the judge noted that every member of the band wanted to be the best musician on the field. Barrett also said this band was one of the three "dream bands" he's worked with.
Dr. Matthew Reitz, high school principal, also announced that Todd Lorson, technology education teacher, received the S'Park Media Mentor Award from Ithaca College.
Although Lorson was unable to be at the meeting, Reitz said the award showed the commitment Lorson has to his work and students.
"He's done some great work and will continue to do some great work," Reitz said.