Retired high school principal to fill school board vacancy

SHARON, Pa. -- A retired high school principal has been named to fill a vacancy on the Sharon City School Board.
Joyce Grimenstein was selected by the board Thursday to complete the two years remaining in the unexpired term of Nick Morocco, who resigned after winning election to the post of Sharon city controller in November.
Grimenstein, of South Myers Avenue, held various teaching and administrative positions at Sharon High School from 1962 until her retirement as academic principal in August 2001.
She ran for a spot on the school board in the 2001 elections but was defeated in November.
Grimenstein was one of only three people who applied for Morocco's vacant seat and the only one of the three who had run for the office.
The other candidates were Christopher Gavin of Linden Street and Melody Wilson of Stambaugh Avenue.
All three candidates were asked a series of five questions during a brief interview session before a vote was taken.
Pamela Corini and Lora Adams-King voted for Wilson but the six other board members--Linda Valentino, Kathy Hall, Dom Russo, Rick Mancino, Mel Bandzak and Sandra Sigler-Hoover--all voted for Grimenstein, giving her the non-paying position.

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