During a recent ceremony at Elwood Middle School, the Elwood Union Free School District Board of Education dedicated a tree to past Board of Education president Julia Fried.
The tree, which is located in the courtyard of Elwood Middle School, was dedicated to Mrs. Fried, who tragically lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2020. A Board member beginning in 2014, she served the district as both Board president and vice president and was an integral part of the school community. She served as an active member of the PTA and Elwood Educational Endowment, as well as leader for other district initiatives.
At the touching ceremony, family, friends, current Board members and district administrators shared stories of the long-lasting effects Mrs. Fried left on the Elwood community through her tireless work in service to the students, staff and community members of the Elwood Union Free School District.