Retiree Pam Lyman recognized at student showcase

Celebrating legacy: Retiree Pam Lyman recognized at IVA's student showcase
Posted on 03/29/2024

After over a decade of dedicated service, we bid a fond farewell to a cherished member of our Plumas Charter School family: Pam Lyman. Lyman has been an integral part of our community since 2010, serving as the administrative assistant at Indian Valley Academy. As she embarks on this new chapter of her life, we take a moment to reflect on the invaluable contributions she has made to our school and express our deepest gratitude.

At the Historic Taylorsville Hall during IVA's annual student showcase on March 27, site director Ryan Schramel and IVA founder Sue Weber took the stage to honor Lyman. With genuine appreciation, they thanked Lyman for all her hard work and dedication to IVA over the years. Lyman was presented with gifts and cake from PCS administration and Mountain Valley Parents Club. As she starts her retirement journey, her impact on the IVA family remains strong, leaving behind a legacy of support and encouragement.

The annual student showcase event draws a large crowd from the Indian Valley community and beyond. From custom furniture to jewelry, welding projects, art to foraging and video production, the projects on display cover a wide range of interests and talents. For junior high and high school students at IVA, participating in the showcase is a requirement, fostering a culture of exploration and innovation.

Parents and attendees alike eagerly anticipate the showcase each year, noting the excitement of seeing the progression of projects over time. It's a testament to the growth and development of the students, as well as the supportive community that surrounds them. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to vote on their favorite projects, adding an element of friendly competition to the festivities. First place, second place and honorable mention winners in staff, student and people’s choice categories were rewarded with a cash prize, adding an extra layer of recognition to their hard work.

After the votes were cast and winners announced, IVA's Mountain Valley Parents Club hosted a taco-dinner fundraiser. Not only did attendees get to enjoy delicious food, but they also had the chance to contribute to a worthy cause. The money raised from the fundraiser will go towards supporting activities for IVA students in third through twelfth grade.

By Rachel Goings, Public Relations Specialist  [email protected]