Holley BOE honors board member for service taking senior pictures
Melissa Ierlan wanted students to be featured in senior yearbook
Photo by Kristina Gabalski
HOLLEY – Board of Education member John Heise (right) presents the November “Soaring to New Heights Award” to fellow BOE member Melissa Ierlan.
Heise nominated Ierlan to recognize her efforts in photographing Holley Central High School seniors who otherwise would not have a photo available for their senior yearbook. Ierlan took photographs of 13 students and Heise praised Ierlan for the extra time she spent with each student.
“She took about an hour with each student and the photos were professionally done,” Heise said. “It helps promote good self-esteem for the students.”