Buckboard Days parade rolls through Rowland Heights

The Buckboard Days Parade rolled through Rowland Heights Saturday, with salutes to longtime educators Maria Ott, Leslie Phillips and Glenn Duncan.

In August, Ott retired as the superintendent of the Rowland Unified School District.

“Maria was a wonderful superintendent so we wanted to recognize all her hard work for our schools,” said Parade co-chair Lynne Ebenkamp.

Ebenkamp said Phillips, a teacher from Rowland High School, was chosen from an essay submitted by student Jasper Luong.

“Not only does (Phillips) contribute to Rowland High School, she contributes to Rowland Heights,” Luong wrote in the nomination of this stand-out teacher.

Duncan is well known as the president of the Southlands Christian School. The private school offers a Christian education from preschool to high school.

The educators were joined by more than 70 other entrants in the grand procession down Colima Road.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story BUCKBOARD.

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