Special Honorary Achievement
Born in 1910, Harold Martin Nething is a graduate of the Linsley Military Academy in West Virginia. In 1933, he married Dorotha with whom he shared his life for fifty-five years. In 1976, Harold retired from the United States Postal Service after thirty-five years of service. Harold belongs to the Methodist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the church board. Harold enjoys golfing and bowling and is a member of the Portage County Bowler’s Hall of Fame. At Mrs. Platt’s invitation, Harold began volunteering in the Carlin Library in 1989. He unselfishly volunteered at both West Main and Carlin schools. Harold treated his volunteer duty as if it were a nine-to-five job, five days a week. There were many times he took work home overnight, over the weekend, over the summer. One summer he bound 7,000 books for children. He is a perfectionist and proud of his work. This gentle but effective senior citizen became a role model and friend for many teachers and students alike. Not only is the amount of time Mr. Nething donated to the school district immeasurable, but also his attitude, demeanor, and character are wonderful examples for staff and students. Harold’s dedication led to the Ohio Outstanding School Volunteer/Partner Award. He also received a Certificate of Recognition from the House of Representatives. President George Bush’s phrase “a thousand points of light” used to encourage Americans to do good for other Americans is personified by the gentleman, Harold Nething.