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Nan Johnson honored as Rotarian of the Year
Rotarian of the Year honors went to Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Louise Nan Johnson. A plaque was presented to her by Rotary President Mike Garcia. - photo by Photo Contributed

RIPON — The Ripon Rotary Club has bestowed its “Rotarian of the Year” honors to incoming president Louise Nan Johnson – superintendent of the Ripon school district.

Outgoing club President Mike Garcia said that Johnson’s work exemplifies Rotary’s theme of “Service Above Self” crediting her for spearheading the annual Dictionary Project.

Every third grader in Ripon, including Ripon Christian Elementary, received a hard-bound dictionary.  Johnson has also organized a club spelling bee, serves at every fundraising event and has always been willing to help on other projects as well.

She was a Rotarian long before coming to Ripon bringing a load of experience with her, Garcia said.

The Ripon Rotary Club meets every Wednesday noon at the Barnwood Restaurant.