By Josie Du Bois
Within the past year, Salisbury introduced the idea of dedicating a wall to honor students who previously attended school in Salisbury Township. The wall was created in order to appreciate graduated students who have succeeded tremendously since they graduated from the district. Each chosen student will be displayed on a plaque in the Salisbury Township School District Administration Building. Five excellent nominees will be selected for the 2017-2018 school year. Nominations for the Wall of Honor were due September 1st. The following students were selected to be displayed in the 2016-2017 school year.
Matthew Haldeman, M.D. Haldeman graduated in 2003, and is a lieutenant in the US Navy and a resident in anesthesiology. He has won multiple medals, including the Navy Commendation Medal and Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
Katherine Hilgert Hilgert graduated in 1989 and is the president and CEO of ArtsQuest. She has received numerous leadership awards including the Lehigh Valley Business 2015 Women of Influence Honoree and Girl Scouts of Eastern PA Take the Lead Honoree.
Alissa Burkholder Murphy Murphy graduated in 2001 and is an educator at the Stanford University d-School where she teaches creative problem solving through design thinking. Alissa gives Salisbury pride through her extensive acts of service with the design team in Myanmar and her positive contributions to others around the world.
Dr. Kevin Strauss Strauss graduated in 1986, and is a medical director for a clinic for Special Children. He has received the Bock Prize for Innovation in Developmental Disabilities Research. His publications in the medical field and his contribution to Salisbury does not go unrecognized.
Russell Zulick III Graduated in 1978, Zulick III is a private helicopter pilot who served extensively in the US military. He has received many awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Coast Guard Commendation and Achievement medals. His dedication to America is very extensive, along with his impact in Salisbury.
These past nominees will live in the heart of Salisbury for many years of come. The township is looking forward to choosing the new applicants for the new 2017-2018 school year!