The family of Laurie Lee wants to publicly congratulate Kristyn Kurka on being nominated as an “Outstanding Teacher/Coach” and featured in the Tri-City Times.

We are proud that Laurie was both a help and influence to you and hopefully to others also. To know that you remember her after all these years is a wonderful tribute to her memory. Thank you Kristyn for the young lives you touch each day. Laurie planted the seed but you, and hopefully others, helped it to grow by showing love and care for students. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done; for being an inspiration to others as Laurie was to you.

—The Lee Family