Susan Chapman is the recipient of the 2018 Volunteer Committed to Service Award for invaluable help in the high school media center
Victor resident Susan Chapman was honored Friday with the 2018 Volunteer Committed to Service award at a special recognition ceremony in the Junior High-Senior High Arts Center during Victor Central Schools’ staff conference day assembly.
Her nominator, Victor Senior High School Library Media Specialist Danyelle Westbrook, said Sue selflessly volunteers approximately 10 hours a week in the library doing a variety of tasks.
“She has taken on projects such as categorizing the nonfiction section, arranging fiction books by genre, taking things home to work on, and the everyday tasks that come in a library setting,” Westbrook said. “She has become an invaluable asset in the library.”
Chapman, who worked as a travel agent for 13 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom said she was honored to be considered.
“While raising my kids, I became an unofficial genealogist and spent a lot of time in libraries,” she said. “Once my kids were of high school age, I decided it was time for me to actually spend more time in a library. I am grateful that Danyelle welcomed me into the media center at the high school. I love the library, and wish I was 20 again so I could become a librarian or a teacher.”
The award was created in 2009 by Victor Central Schools and the Victor Teachers’ Association to pay tribute to special men and women who give their time and talents to the district, whether through one major event or years of service to a group of students or a building.