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Dr. Lennon receives VHSL Regional Award of Merit

Mathews dentist Dr. C. Ben Lennon, a longtime supporter of Mathews High School athletics, was recognized as the Mathews County School Board’s May meeting for his many philanthropic endeavors.

At the start of the May 18 meeting, assistant athletic director Al DeWitt presented Lennon with the 2020-2021 Virginia High School League Regional Award of Merit.

A member of DeWitt’s first football team in 1979, Lennon became active in supporting MHS athletics in 2004 when DeWitt asked for his help after his Blue Devils won the state baseball championship.

Since that time, Lennon has been an active and generous MHS booster, hosting banquets and giving out championship rings whenever Mathews teams captured the state title, as well as other support.

“The community’s been good to me,” Lennon said, and said this is his way of paying it back.

Also during the May 18 meeting, school board chairman John Priest presented Jackson Putt with a certificate of thanks for serving this past year ...

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