School library dedicated to principal
By TRAVIS PURSER
Express Staff Writer
Some people get a school library named after themselves by
donating millions of dollars. John Dominick did it the easy way—he
worked as Hemingway Elementary School principal for 13 years.
Hemingway Elementary School teachers and
staff present retiring principal John Dominick with a plaque and named the
school library after him Thursday.
To commemorate his retiring at the end of this school
year, the student body gathered in the school’s foyer for the ceremony
During the commemoration, teachers unveiled a large plaque
above the library’s entrance proclaiming it to be the John Dominick
Students sang an ode to Dominick to the tune of "You
Are My Sunshine."
"That was good!" one student spontaneously
yelled at the song’s conclusion.
"Good luck, Mr. Dominick. We’ll
miss you," the students proclaimed in unison. Express photos by David
Dominick, 60, said he hasn’t yet made any "solid
plans" about what he will do now. But he thinks he will split his
time between Idaho and a family ranch in Wyoming.
"I’m really going to miss the contact with staff
and students and parents," he said.
The district has hired Hemingway Elementary School teacher
Donald Haisley to replace Dominick.