Receives One of State's Highest Honors Days Before Retirement

Yager Given Sagamore of the Wabash

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

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Dr. Steve Yager, Southwest Allen County Schools superintendent, presented Sagamore of the Wabash by State Sen. President Pro Temp David Long, R-Fort Wayne, on behalf of Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind.


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June 27, 2014 Updated Jun 27, 2014 at 8:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Southwest Allen County Schools superintendent Steve Yager, Ed.D., was honored by the governor Friday as the superintendent readies to retire.

Dr. Yager received the Sagamore of the Wabash, one of state's highest award, at a special presentation at SACS central office. The award honors those who have given distinguished service to the State of Indiana.

State Sen. President Pro Temp David Long, R-Fort Wayne, presented Yager the award on behalf of Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind.

Yager officially retires July 1, when assistant superintendent Philip Downs takes over. Yager previously served as superintendent of Northwest Allen County Schools.

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