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Retired city educator earns state service award

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Deborah Ellis of Bellefontaine, a pioneer and public education servant in the field of gifted advocacy, was selected from educators across the state to receive the coveted Ohio Association of Gifted Children Distinguished Service Award.

Mrs. Ellis began her career in 1974 and has impacted Gifted Education on not only a local, state and national level, but internationally as well, according to a release.

Bellefontaine Board of Education members were apprised of the award at their meeting Monday night.

Mrs. Ellis is active in many community leadership and volunteer positions as a dedicated advocate for all children.

The award will be given during the state OAGC conference in Columbus

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