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North Syracuse Wall of Distinction to induct six

Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. in New York City.

Susan E. Tehon, a 1963 graduate of North Syracuse

High School. Susan received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Applied Linguistics from Pacific Western University. After teaching English as a Second Language in Japan for several years, Susan relocated to the Adirondack mountain area of Saranac Lake, New York in 1998 to teach English as a Second Language at Paul Smith's College. After the Foreign Language Center at Paul Smith's College closed, Susan began working at the Crisis Center, and then became coordinator of volunteers for ComLinks.

Today, she works as coordinator of volunteers for two non-profit agencies, High Peaks Hospice and Literacy Volunteers. Susan also volunteers her own time in the state prison system, where she teaches English as a Second Language. Tehon has taught parenting, self-awareness and relationship courses and has helped in the prison chapel while the Chaplain is serving with the National Guard. Additionally, Susan has been involved in hunger relief initiatives through her church, holding monthly fundraisers for various projects. Susan is the mother of three grown children.

Ronald Leonard Grethel, who graduated from North Syracuse High School in 1968, is very involved with the communities of Cicero and North Syracuse. In 2002, Ronald retired as a Lieutenant from the Syracuse Fire Department after having served 30 years. During his time with the fire department, he received several professional awards and honors including the Emergency Medical Service Award from the City of Syracuse and the Francis Hendricks Medal for Bravery, which is the highest award given by the City of Syracuse. He has been married to his wife, Darlene Grethel, for more than 38 years and together the two have three children. While his children were attending school in the North Syracuse District, Ron was very involved with school activities and continued to be after they graduated as well.

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