Oak Park students receive esteemed Marie Panec award

Prize named for of former school district leader

A GOOD HEART—Oak Park Unified Superintendent Tony Knight, left, talks to recipients of the Marie Panec Educating Compassionate and Creative Global Citizens Award during an presentation ceremony May 14 at Oak Park High School. The award was given to 21 students in grades five, eight and 12. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Each year, selected students in the Oak Park Unified School District receive an honor in memory of Marie Panec, a former school board member who died in 2011 at the age of 57....

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