Devils Lake Public Schools held the 17th annual Staff Recognition Program Wednesday afternoon to honor its employees and those who will be retiring this year.

Devils Lake Public Schools held the 17th annual Staff Recognition Program Wednesday afternoon to honor its employees and those who will be retiring this year.

Seventeen employees were recognized for reaching their five year anniversary with the district. Eight reached their tenth anniversary, 15 reached their 15th anniversary, five celebrated 20 years, two reached their 25th anniversary, three are at 35 and two were honored for 35 years with the district.

Jeanne O’Gorman and Dr. Steve Swiontek were inducted into the Educator Hall of Fame.

Retiring employees Carol Reiger, Cecilia Mohr, Sandra Hallaway, Deb Budish, Michelle DeFoe, Mike DeFoe, Mary Jane Carlson and Kathy Ellison were introduced and each spoke about their years at Devils Lake schools.