In honor and recognition of retired Mariemont Board of Education member Marie Huenefeld, the Mariemont City School District presented the inaugural Marie Huenefeld Friend of the School Award to the award’s namesake.
“We were inspired to create this award by the quiet compassion and generosity demonstrated by Marie throughout the entire tenure of her service to our school district and community,” said Steven Estepp, superintendent of Mariemont City Schools. “Her generosity has positively affected countless students, staff members and families. Our district will forever be a better place to live, learn and grow because of Marie Huenefeld.”
The Friend of the School Award will be awarded to a person each year in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Mariemont City School District.
“We feel it is our obligation and honor to recognize individuals whose service has helped advance the educational experience in the Mariemont City School District,” said Mr. Estepp. “We are fortunate to have an active and engaged community and the support we receive from our community is critical to helping guide our work to go beyond the norm and enhance the experience for all who enter our schools.”
Marie Huenefeld was elected to the Mariemont City School District Board of Education in November 1987 and served as board president five times. She also served on numerous board committees, most recently including the Facilities Committee for the multi-building construction project completed in 2012.