With the 2016-17 school year winding down, the Lee County Board of Education used its June meeting to honor the dedication and contributions of two local community advocates, Mertek Engineering Owner Jerry Pedley and Lee County High School Athletic Trainer Steve Womack. Superintendent Andy Bryan presented Superintendent’s Extra Effort Awards to both Mr. Pedley and Mr. Womack.
Bryan saluted Pedley’s activism and support of Lee County Schools, stating that “He continually looks for opportunities that move our school system forward. I cannot say enough about what he does for our school system and our community.” Pedley has also been nominated by Lee County Schools’ Academy of Engineering Students as a candidate to receive a grand champion award from the National Academy Foundation.
Womack was recognized for over 4 decades of service to Lee County High School and the school system at large. After retiring from English teaching and leadership roles in the school’s athletic department in 2013, Womack returned to Lee Senior six months later to serve as head athletic trainer. Bryan noted that LCHS’ athletic training area is now named after Womack, and thanked him for all the time he continues to dedicate to the school, “in retirement.”
Welcome To Sanford adds our thank you to Mr. Womack and Mr. Pedley, and congratulates them on this much-deserved community recognition.