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Last night at the regular meeting of the Salem Community School Board, several awards were given out – the first since school has returned due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines. 

In fact, it was the first night a new award was presented – The Sagamore of Salem Award, which is patterned after the Sagamore of the Wabash award given to Hoosiers. 

Superintendent Jon Acton handed out the Sagamore of Salem awards to several classified retirees, including – Cathy McKnight, Cheryl Baker, Sonny Jones, Geri Eldridge, Marsha Strange, Bonnie Floyd, Johna Voyles, Freeda Hawn and Freda Walton. 

An award was also presented to Rick and Rita Lincks for their work in the community selling sports apparel from their business and donating a portion back to the school. 

Aiden Minton received a ROAR Award for his receiving the prestigious rank of National Merit Semi-Finalist. 

This is a testament to his dedication, work ethic, and skill set, said Acton. 

Aiden will continue in the process to compete to be a National Merit Finalist. 

“This is a tremendous honor and well-deserved recognition for Aiden,” said Acton. 

Salem Schools Brent Minton presents a Sagamore of Salem award to his son, Aiden, for being a National Merit Semi-Finalist.