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DRIVE Celebrates Last Day with Picnic & Recognitions

Penn Yan Administrator Dick Shaver Recognized for

  • 23 June 2016
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DRIVE Celebrates Last Day with Picnic & Recognitions

DRIVE students and staff had one last get together to celebrate the end of the year.  During the morning, students helped PY Parks & Recreation by painting the lifeguard chairs at the beach of Indian Pines Park. Student did a great job making the lifeguard chairs pop with a refreshed bright red color.


After the work the students enjoyed a picnic lunch, provided by some of the students who had helped make pasta salad and fruit salad the day before.  The students and staff enjoyed the delicious cookout after the hard work was completed.


Mr. Dick Shaver came to celebrate with staff and students on our last day together. Dick Shaver is retiring from his position at PYCSD this July. John Luppino presented Dick with a dedication plaque that will hang in the DRIVE office on Keuka College Campus. Dick Shaver was part of the committee that founded the program and the driving force of DRIVE Program at Keuka College. John expressed our gratitude to Dick and well wishes during his retirement. DRIVE seniors presented Dick with a DRIVE shirt that was signed by all the students.


One last picture before we said farewell to the seniors and school age students. Many of the students will continue with the program this summer in the Leadership Program, running through mid-August.

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