By Jamie Wiggan
During a Dec. 10 meeting to reorganize the board ahead of the new year, Sto-Rox’s current president Samantha Levitzki-Wright fended off a challenge to her leadership while Director Alice Cooper accepted a nomination as the board’s new vice president.
Levitzki-Wright’s challenger, Lucille Young, was absent from the meeting but picked up a nomination from the floor and votes from directors Cameron Culliver, Antonio Bonnetty and Ken Hohman. After locking in support from directors Michelina Cersosimo, Alice Cooper and Tyler Kochirka, Levitzki-Wright broke the tie with a vote for herself.
Kochirka turned down a nomination to remain vice president next year, leaving Cooper’s bid for the position uncontested. Kochirka said he declined because of increased commitments outside his work for the school board.
Also during the meeting, the board nominated Bonnetty as its head liaison with the Pennsylvania School Board Association and appointed Culliver to fill in as back up.
Culliver was also named as the board’s Parkway West Career and Technology Center liaison, with Kochirka nominated as alternate. A vacancy in the nine-member board created by the resignation of Shyanne Rippole during November’s meeting remains unfilled.