January 23, 2013

Mars grad marches for inauguration

MIDDLESEX TWP — A 2012 Mars High graduate participated in Inauguration Day on Monday as he and his fellow cadets from the Virginia Military Institute marched past President Obama in the Inauguration Parade.

Zack McManus, the son of John and Jennifer McManus of Valencia, is one of only 18 cadets accepted into the VMI honors program in his first year of studies in the fall.

Administrator gets 5-year contract

ADAMS TWP — The Mars School Board on Jan. 15 approved a five-year contract with assistant superintendent Matt Friedman at a salary of $95,000 per year.

Board President Dayle Ferguson said Friedman brings energy and new ideas to the district.