Class Act: Marcy Weber


By Brandon Merano

MURPHYSBORO -- A lesson is something that countless people in Murphysboro can say they've received from Marcy Weber.

"I first met Marcy when I was in high school. She was my freshman English teacher, and I was just taken with her right away. It was her enthusiasm and creativity, it just amazed me," said former student Lynda Homan.

After an almost 50-year teaching career at Murphysboro High School, Weber continues to volunteer her time at Immanuel Lutheran School.

"Her personality is contagious, it's larger than life like she is. The kids see that, and she pushes these kids hard and she wants these kids to do well." commented Pastor Joe Hoem.

Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting a 5K on May 10 to establish a scholarship fund in Weber's name.

"Sometimes we wait too long in life to tell people how much they mean to us and how much of a difference they've made. I'm just so happy and humbled that people have gathered around her to show her she's really made a difference," explained race organinzer Katie Hoem.

The City of Murphysboro is also recognizing Weber for her years of service. In May, she'll be presented with the 2014 "Russ Breading Community Service Award."

"There are wonderful people that do what I do. I just want to be part of the team," said Weber.

The inaugural Marcy Weber 5K Run and Walk will be at 9 a.m. May 10 at Murphysboro High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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