The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

Marsh School holds winter graduation

VW independent/submitted information

The Marsh Foundation School held its annual holiday celebration before Christmas break. The day included performances by The Marsh School choir, as well as 15 individual and group performances. Students were encouraged to choose holiday and winter songs for the audience to enjoy.

Principal Robbie Breese is shown with The Marsh Foundation School winter graduates Xavier Puterbaugh (left) and Zildgian Galliher. Marsh photo

In addition to the musical program, a graduation ceremony was held and two students were honored for receiving their high school diplomas.  Zildjian Galliher attended The Marsh for 2½ years and plans to enlist in the military. Xavier Puterbaugh also attended The Marsh for 2½ years and has returned to his home county and enrolled in an independent living program.

Many of the youths’ friends and families, as well as community members, joined in the celebration. Following the program in the auditorium, everyone in attendance enjoyed a holiday-themed luncheon in the cafeteria.

The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides services in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, family foster care (ages birth-17), an intensive treatment program, adoption and independent living. \

Located in Van Wert, the organization’s group homes are licensed for up to 36 children ages 7-17, offers an on-campus school for grades 2-12, and provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster care children, and community members.

POSTED: 01/10/18 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: News, Youth