Posted on June 4, 2015
Charlotte Leeth of Marseilles is among nine remarkable older Ohioans inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a special ceremony in Columbus. She joins more than 400 individuals who have been inducted since 1978.
Charlotte Leeth spent her 35-year career in the Upper Sandusky school system as a high school teacher and elementary school principal. In retirement, she uses her skills and empathy as an educator to help young offenders do better in school and improve their grades by volunteering with the local probation office and the Wyandot County Youth Commission. She also brings history to life for local students by playing the role of "Old School Marm” and notable historical figures at a local education history museum and summer camp.
This year’s honorees have helped Ohio prepare for its growing and changing aging population, are recognized as leaders in their prospective fields, and have bolstered their community and their state through their good works. The inductees were honored by the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging and members of the 131st Ohio General Assembly at a ceremony that was held Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Ohio Statehouse.
In August of 2014 Charlotte Leeth was chosen as the Wyandot County 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizen by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. in Ontario who then nominated Charlotte for the 2015 Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Duana Patton, Chief Executive Officer of the Area Agency on Aging states “By recognizing these award recipients today, I hope the contributions made by the individuals in their communities are an inspiration to all, regardless of age. Community service can begin at any age and is something you can do for a lifetime.”
For additional information contact:
Susan Montgomery, Marketing and Development
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
2131Park Avenue West
Ontario, OH 44906
(419) 522-5612 or (800) 522-5680 ext. 1120