[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL BILL ATHANAS AFTER 51 YEARS AS A NEW
HON. ANN M. KUSTER
of new hampshire
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Ms. KUSTER of New Hampshire. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Mr. Bill
Athanas, who retires today after serving New Hampshire communities for
51 years, 21 years at Inter Lakes High school and 30 years at Franklin
His commitment to students and the community goes beyond simply being
a Vice Principal. Bill could be found every morning, rain, snow, or
shine, outside Inter Lakes High School with a cup of coffee in hand
greeting and welcoming students, as well as catching up with parents.
Along with lifting spirits, through his genuine and sunny disposition,
Bill attended every event in which his students participated in, always
encouraging and cheering them on.
Bill's legacy will read that he tirelessly worked to give every
single student the guidance and support needed to succeed, and a warm
sincere smile when they most needed it. His plans for retirement
include his passion for community service, he will be returning to
Franklin High School as a volunteer. We thank Bill for his service to
our students and to the community.