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Ken Stoldt, recent ACS retiree, receives Niagara-Orleans League Foundation Award

     Mr. Schiumo with Mr. StoldtFormer Akron Schools Physical Education teacher and administrator, Mr. Kenneth Stoldt, has been awarded the Niagara Orleans League Foundation Award at their annual banquet held Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Middleport Fire Hall. Stoldt is one of three individuals who received the award at the banquet event that had been canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic.  The award recognizes individuals for major accomplishments and contributions to athletics within the N-O League.  He joins an elite group of coaches and administrators who have been selected for the award.
     Mr. Stoldt served the Akron school community for 27 years as an instructor, athletic director, and assistant principal. Additionally, Ken coached football, baseball, basketball, and other sports at the modified, JV, and varsity level.
     In June of 2021, Mr. Stoldt retired from teaching at Akron Schools but continues to coach football at Alden Central School and is mentoring his replacement for chairperson following 12 years of service for Section VI Football.  He has taken on the role of Assistant Chairman of Football with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
     During the 2021 Akron Homecoming festivities, Mr. Stoldt was inducted into the ACS Athletic Wall of Fame.  He has also been recognized for his contributions at the Section VI Annual Recognition Dinner.
     “We are incredibly proud of Coach Stoldt’s accomplishments,” said Mr. Christopher Schiumo, Director of Interscholastic Athletics, Physical Education and Health/Wellness at Akron Schools.  “Mr. Stoldt has always been student-focused and committed to the development of our students. His work ethic and leadership are what made him successful in the Niagara-Orleans League. Congratulations Coach on this well-deserved honor!”