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Templeton teacher’s service to country cited for third time

For the third consecutive year, Templeton seventh grade communication arts teacher Patricia Fry was honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Silver Medal Award  for volunteering 250-499 hours with Marine Parents, Inc. The award is presented by the U.S. president in acknowledgement of service to the country.

Fry received the award first from former President George Bush and then last year from President Barack Obama. She received another certificate signed by President Obama this year for the additional hours she has contributed to her country. The recognition is from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, in conjunction with the Corporation for National & Community Service and the USA Freedom Corps. is a Web site that offers message boards and chat rooms that support families who have a loved one in the Marines. Fry, who has a son in the Marines, has served as a chat room moderator since 2006 spending hundreds of hours each year in chat rooms that provide information and encouragement for Marine families.