The Delaware Area Career Center has announced news of a deserved recognition for one of their instructional staff.

Tina Francis, DACC-Buckeye Valley Middle School CBI teacher, has been awarded the 2020 Dr. G. James Pinchak Service Learning Award. Dr. G. James Pinchak was a friend to CBI and one of the most knowledgeable and caring partners for career technical education.

Ms. Francis was recognized for her work with Pennies for Patients at BVMS and has been coordinating this fundraiser with her students for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the past ten years.

During that time they have raised over $33,000 for pediatric cancer research.

According to its website, as a science-based service-learning program, Pennies for Patients connects schools with local blood cancer patients, provides tangible life skills to participants, and allows students to see the impact they’re making in the lives of others.

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