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St. Luke's PK3 Teacher Honored with Presidential Service Award

July 19, 2016
By Webmaster

St. Luke’s Episcopal School teacher Karen Erfurth has been awarded the The President's Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding volunteer service. The veteran educator has taught St. Luke’s prekindergarten students for over 30 years. When not teaching at St. Luke’s, Erfurth can be found volunteering at Morgan’s Wonderland, a fully accessible theme park designed for children and adults with and without special needs. Erfurth has devoted more than 1,000 hours of service to the adults and children at Morgan’s Wonderland.

Erfurth’s work with the organization has been life-changing. She began volunteering when the park opened in 2010. “This experience has enriched my life with countless blessings,” says Erfurth. “Seeing the smiles on the people’s faces when they are engaged and the gratitude families express for this special place is priceless. Inclusion and acceptance of everyone is the organization’s main goal.”

In recognition of her exceptional service, Erfurth was recently awarded The President's Volunteer Service Award. She received a certificate, gold pin, and a signed letter from President Obama. “I am honored to be awarded this Point of Light acknowledgement.  As Morgan’s Wonderland founder Gordon Hartman said, ‘Together, we are making a difference.’” St. Luke’s congratulates Ms. Erfurth and thanks her for her generous contribution to the San Antonio community.

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