Troup school honors the life of a longtime volunteer

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School staff and their Partner in Education, First Presbyterian Church, recognized longtime school volunteer Gordon Schaetzel, who died last year, with a plaque dedication ceremony.

A plaque to honor Schaetzel is now at the base of the school’s flag pole. Schaetzel, who was a member of First Presbyterian, participated in the church's school adoption program as a mentor and tutor.

"He was in my classroom often," Elaine McCook, a fifth grade teacher at the school, said in a press release. "He had a positive impact on every student in my class."