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Vote For a Local Person of the Year

Who do you think should be our Person of the Year for 2012?

Earlier this week we asked our readers to nominate a local resident or someone affiliated with Reading or North Reading for Patch's Person of the Year award. 

After votes last year, our person of the year in 2011 was Connor Doherty. Doherty is a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed to Afghanistan from March to October last year.

Here are the nominations we received via email and social media for the Person of the Year for 2012:

  • Coach Frank Carey, coach at NRHS
  • Sarah Lentz, kindergarten teacher at the Barrows School in Reading
  • Lindsay Barnes-Felix, who contributes to and supports the community
  • Arline Lumb Garlington, who works and cares for the elderly

Please cast your vote for one of these people in the comments section below.

Honorable Mention: We received nominations for Victoria Soto, the 27-year-old who died trying to protect her students at Sandy Hook Elementary School during the Newtown shooting. Although she is more than worthy of this award, we are looking for someone who lives or works in Reading or North Reading.

Patchfan December 26, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Arline Lumb-Garlington is an amazing woman who works very hard providing elderly care and inspiration.
Cbeck321 December 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Sarah Lentz is an amazing teacher, loving sister/aunt and the most amazing friend a girl could have. Reading is blessed to have her inspire and teach their children. Her patience, humor and dedication far surpass the expectations of a Reading Public Schools teacher. She exceeds every expectation of the kindergarten parents, is meeting the needs of all her learners and is progressing towards being Teacher of the year!!!!
Kim W. December 31, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Sarah Lentz! She is a truly gifted educator. The best there is. My children were lucky to have such a fun, dedicated professional as their introduction to the Reading school system.
Ashley Troutman December 31, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Hi Sandra! Thank you for the vote. Do you have a photo of her you could send to me? Please email it to ashley.troutman@patch.com. Thanks so much!
Jaime Quinn January 01, 2013 at 02:10 AM
Sarah Lentz is an amazing educator. Sarah loves teaching and is always looking for better ways to educate her students. Anyone who has been lucky enough to come in contact with her, is inspired by her dedication to teaching.

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