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Ames retires from Coshocton Christian School

| September 5, 2017

Cathy Ames, former gym teacher at the Coshocton Christian School, is pictured with her replacement Jessica Hamilton. The Christian School celebrated Ames’ retirement with an Ohio State themed party on Aug. 31. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – When Cathy Ames first saw everyone at the Coshocton Christian School decked out in scarlet and gray on Aug. 31, she thought it was just a Buckeye party. However, they weren’t just kicking off OSU’s football season. They were honoring Ames.

“I was very surprised, but I should have known better,” she said.

Ames, a huge Buckeye fan, retired from the Coshocton Christian School after being the physical education teaching there for nine years.

“The kids have been great,” she said. “During my years here we’ve had great principals and fine people to work with.”

Taking Ames’ place in the gym is Jessica Hamilton who also teaches preschool at the Christian School.

“I told her I have big shoes to fill, but she gave me this quote that I loved when she said not to fill her shoes, but to make my own footprints,” Hamilton said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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