The staff and students at South Charleston High School thank the Kanawha County Schoolmasters and George Aulenbacher, principal of George Washington High School, for organizing the Trecia Peterson Scholarship run at St. Albans High School.
The turnout was great, and we appreciate all the people who came to support this worthwhile event.
Trecia was a longtime educator in Kanawha County schools, most recently as assistant principal of curriculum at South Charleston High School.
She lost a long battle with breast cancer this past fall. Through it all, and especially at the end, she exhibited a strength and will that is a true inspiration to everyone who knew her.
She never left her job or her "children" of the Black Eagle family, working until a week before she passed.
The scholarship in her name supports a South Charleston High School student who has overcome adversity and wishes to continue their education by attending college.
Trecia is missed every day, but the legacy of her commitment to her profession and her strength and dedication will last in our hearts and minds for years to come.
Although the scholarship was started by her husband, Squeak, at the time of her death, Principal Aulenbacher devised the plan of the scholarship run in her memory.
It is wonderful to see our schools work together for such a great cause. For those of us lucky enough to have known Trecia, it is a great tribute to an outstanding educator.
Arbogast is the principal of South Charleston High School.