Zigmond honored with retirement celebrations
by Martha Sparks
Logan County School Superintendent Wilma Zigmond was honored with two retirement parties on Saturday, June 8.
During the afternoon, more than 150 of her co-workers, church friends, former students, retired teachers and family celebrated at the 1st Presbyterian Church on Stratton Street where many tears, laughs and memories were shared.
The retirement festivities continued into the evening with a surprise retirement dinner at the Logan Country Club where Zigmond received honors.
Raamie Barker, representing Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s office, awarded Zigmond with one of the highest honors in the State — the Distinguished West Virginian Award.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, represented by Michael Browning, sent his best wishes to Zigmond her upcoming retirement and presented her a letter by.
Many friends showered her with gifts and have made generous donations to the Logan County Education Foundation in Zigmond’s honor and for her love of Logan County kids.
Zigmond has been Superintendent of Logan County Schools since 2007. She will finish her 45 year career with the Logan County School system officially on June 30th.
In her retirement, Zigmond will continue to be an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Marshall University Alumni Association - Logan Chapter, the Big Green Scholarship Foundation - Logan Chapter, Southern West Virginia Community College Board of Governors, and the West Virginia Boys Scout Chief Cornstalk State Council.
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