P-H-M school board members and legislators congratulate Dr. Jerry Thacker on his Sagamore of the Wabash. Left to right: Gary Fox, board member, Jamie Woods, board member, Chris Riley, board president, Larry Romero, board member, Dr. Jerry Thacker, State Representative Tim Wesco, Larry Beehler, board member, State Senator Ryan Mishler (back row) and State Representative Dale DeVon.
The superintendent of Penn-Harris-Madison schools has been recognized by Gov. Mike Pence.
Doctor Jerry Thacker was given Indiana's highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award.
The award is a tribute from the governor for those who have rendered distinguished service to the state.
Dr. Thacker is a Mishawaka native, and came to Penn-Harris-Madison in 2006.
It is not his first award. Last year, Dr. Thacker was named 2013 outstanding educator.
In 2012, he earned Indiana superintendent of the year.