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December 2020 Engagements/Weddings, Babies & Kudos

Engagements & Weddings

Sandy Henfling, office professional at Hoech Middle School, is excited to announce that her family will be expanding on Aug. 28, 2021 when her son, Chris Henfling, marries Cat Pherigo. Sandy is also excited to welcome their dog, Theo, as her “fur grandbaby."

Henfling Engagement Picture

Erica (Whitley) Hill, lead nurse for Ritenour and Wyland Elementary, celebrated her marriage to Kirk Hill on Nov. 14.

Hill Wedding


Mandi Barlage, an adaptive physical education SSD teacher for Ritenour, and husband Jeff Barlage, welcomed their first baby into the world on Oct. 10. Macie James Barlage made her debut at 4 lbs. 3 oz. 

Barlage Baby

John Becker, a Spanish teacher at RHS, and wife Kiley Hughes, celebrated the birth of their second child, George, on Oct. 7. George was born at 8 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long. His proud big sister is Marion, age 2. (Photo by Virginia Harold Photography)

Becker baby

Dr. Marquita Bowers-Brown, eighth grade social studies teacher at Hoech Middle School, and husband James Brown were blessed with Jameson Andreas Brown, weighing 6lbs. and 15 oz., on July 28. Both parents are 2002 Ritenour High School graduates. Grandma, Mary Bowers (retired RHS history teacher), loves to spoil him. 

Brown family    Jameson Brown    Jameson Brown

Kayla Dell, nurse at Ritenour Middle School, and husband Drew welcomed Daxton Dean Dell on Aug. 7 at 7 lbs. 10 oz and 21 ½ inches long. He’s now 4 months old and weighs 17 pounds. (Photo by BGI Photography)

Daxton Dell

Don Tucker, of the Ritenour School District warehouse, is the proud grandpa of Mia Tucker, born Oct. 14 to RHS 2012 alum Eric Tucker and his wife, Kaitlyn. Mia made her debut at 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. Her proud grandma is 2020 Hoech retiree Cindy Tucker. (Photo by Jenny Egan Photography)

Mia Tucker   Tucker Family  

Frederick Warren, Ritenour Middle eighth-grade science teacher, and wife Jessica celebrated the birth of Gwendolyn Gale Warren on May 5. Gwendolyn made her debut at 8 lbs. and was 22 inches long. She is receiving lots of love from her big brother, Tristan, age 2.

Warren Baby-2 Warren Siblings Warren Baby 1  








Sharnez Givens-Williams, an RHS English language arts teacher, and Liz Kelly, an RHS reading interventionist, won $1500 worth of books to create a classroom library through BK Education Resources. Their students will be able to select books that will be delivered in January. In addition, Sharnez and Liz will receive additional professional development as part of their prize. 

Tracy Weber, a science teacher at RHS, and her family are in a Christmas production that will be available on a pay-per-view worldwide website Dec. 18-25. Her daughter and husband have several major parts throughout the show, but Tracy appears in Act II. The show will be available on  To view a preview, click the YouTube trailer: