Alumni Council Honors Benjamin Teacher with Distinguished Alumnus Award

“Joie de vivre,” literally the French translation for “joy of living” embodies the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Madame Lisa Kerste Arline (NPBPS ’68), a graduate of the first 6th grade class of North Palm Beach Private School where the alumna’s schooling began as a kindergartener in 1961.

Alumni Council President Jason Pierman ‘96 joined the class of 2012, school administrators, teachers, alumni, and special guests in honoring The Benjamin School faculty member at the annual alumni luncheon held May 24 in the Healey Athletic Complex gymnasium.

“This award, presented by the Alumni Council, recognizes the exceptional achievement and significant contribution Mrs. Arline has made to her profession, the community, and the school,” said Pierman of the 34-year lower school French teacher who delivered a heartfelt address to guests of the luncheon ceremony. “As an exemplary alumnus, we present you with this award and thank you for the major impact you continue to make to our alma mater by devoting your time, talent, and treasure.”
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A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.