Port Clinton City School District announces Flagship Award Winners

Pictured left to right:  Superintendent of Schools Patrick D. Adkins with Flagship Award Winners Bob Beck, Captain Staff Award; Michelle Kodak, First Mate Parent Award; Dawn Zink, Zink Calls, Crew Community Award and Board of Education President David Belden.   (Not pictured Fred Zink.)

The Flagship Awards are part of Port Clinton City School District’s recognition program to honor parents, community members, staff and students that help the district fulfill its motto of “Proudly Charting a Course for Success.”  At the October 21 meeting, the Port Clinton Board of Education recognized the following individuals with Flagship Awards.

Bob Beck, Captain Award

Dedicated, accountable, hard-working…these are all terms to describe Mr. Bob Beck.  As the previous PCHS Assistant Principal, Mr. Beck spent countless hours at PCHS for various school events.  He was always willing to go the extra mile. For several years, he even spent 24-hour shifts at the high school for the American Cancer Relay for Life.  During this time he wasn’t just relaxing he was “on-call” to all committee members rounding up tables, setting up audio equipment, allowing access to computer equipment for the committee and much more. 

Most recently, the special education department was fortunate to have Mr. Beck’s dedication.  He met with educators, parents, and students to ensure all Port Clinton City School District students received an outstanding education. He was aware of constantly changing rules and legislation that affect special education.    

These are just a few examples of many to show how Mr. Beck went the extra mile with his time and effort to make Port Clinton City Schools a better place for students. The Port Clinton Board of Education thanked him for his leadership and commitment to learning with a Flagship Captain Award.

Michelle Kodak, First Mate Award 

Michelle Kodak volunteers as the Chair of Concessions for the Port Clinton Music Boosters. In addition to coordinating and stocking the stadium concession stands, she has worked the past five years at the visitor's side concession stand. With all the events at the stadium, concession stands are open for business at all varsity, JV, and middle school home football games, as well as for track season in the spring. Michelle donates countless hours of planning, ordering, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning, and maintaining inventory. She also organizes and directs all volunteers that work at both the home and visitor stands. This is all done while owning and operating her own bakery business, The Cakery's Bakery, in downtown Port Clinton.  

She is kind, patient, organized and has in depth knowledge of what it takes to feed large quantities of people. Cleanliness is a priority for Michelle to ensure everything is up to food service standards. Visiting customers always have positive comments for the PC concession stands and appreciate the variety of items that are offered. For volunteering her time and talent to the stadium concession stands, the Board of Education recognized Michelle Kodak for her service to the Port Clinton City School District to benefit students.

Fred & Dawn Zink, Zink Calls, Crew Award 

Zink Calls is an outstanding community partner with Port Clinton City Schools. Owners, Fred & Dawn Zink are always willing to help with a wide range of school district activities.  

They open the entire business for grade 5 students to tour as part of career day, showing students each aspect of production of making duck, goose & turkey calls and the various job skills required. The staff is always welcoming and the students enjoy the day. In addition, when PCHS students in Industrial Technology wanted to make design and make duck calls, the Zinks were once again gracious and visited the high school and provided various supplies to the classroom and offered guidance for students.

Recently, they offered the use of their entire warehouse for the PC Fullbackers to host the 1st annual wild game feed. With over 300 in attendance, the event raised funds for the football program and was a great welcome for Coach Beau Carmon and his family to the Port Clinton Community.

For all they do for the students, staff, and community of Port Clinton City Schools, Dawn & Fred Zink received the Flagship Crew Award.

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