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Overholtzer, Schuetz Receive Collegeville Rotary Awards [PHOTOS]

Perkiomen Valley High School's David Overholtzer was voted "Teacher of the Year" by students; Trappe Borough Council President Fred Schuetz was honored as "Citizen of the Year"

The Rotary Club of Collegeville honored Fred Schuetz as "Citizen of the Year" and David Overholtzer as  "Teacher of the Year" at the River Crest Golf Club on Oct. 10, bringing out civic, business and community leaders to honor the duo.

Teacher of the Year David Overholzer

Overholtzer was elected "Teacher of the Year" by Perkiomen Valley High School Students. The students were asked to select a teacher who exemplifies “Service Above Self” and the response was considerable. 

Overholtzer will receive Collegeville Rotary’s Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments with his students and within our community.

Overholtzer is the Director of Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble for Perkiomen Valley High School.  Under his direction the PVHS Marching Band won both state and national championships for the past three years. 

The Wind Ensemble was awarded a superior rating at this year’s Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Adjudication, and in 2011 the Jazz Band achieved an American Division Championship at the Cavalcade of Bands. Overholtzer has been teaching since 1989 and lives with his wife and family in Trappe.

Citizen of the Year Fred Schuetz

Schuetz received the totary's highest award - the Paul Harris Fellowship; named after the founder of Rotary International. Schuetz was chosen for this honor after he was nominated by the Collegeville/Trappe community as someone who best represents rotary's motto of "Service Above Self".

Schuetz currently serves as President to Trappe's Borough Council.  He has served on Trappe's Planning Commission, Collegeville-Trappe Joint Planning Committee, the Central Perkioman Regional Planning Commission, and founded the Perkioman Valley Healthy Community Partnership. 

Schuetz has been very active with Boy Scout Troop 113 for over 39 years and has volunteered countless hours to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ and his community.  Schuetz and his wife Jane have lived in Trappe for 43 years.  They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Mr. Schuetz was chosen for this honor after he was nominated by the Collegeville/Trappe community as someone who best represents Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self".  He will receive Rotary's highest award - the Paul Harris Fellowship; named after the founder of Rotary International.

The Collegeville Rotary meets every Wednesday at 6:15 P.M. at Moorehead's Catering, 40 East 1st Avenue, Trappe.

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