Visitor surprises nephew, kindergarten student at WES

The smile on elementary student Adrian Sziller’s face was priceless as a familiar face unexpectedly walk into kindergarten teacher Tina Shufelt’s classroom earlier this week. Adrian’s Aunt Kornelia, who is a Staff Sargent in the Air Force stationed in Texas, decided to stop by Watervliet Elementary School as a surprise for her nephew. The two had not seen each other since a visit last summer.

If Aunt Kornelia looks familiar, it’s because she is a graduate of Watervliet High School’s Class of 2014, and was a star player on the girls’ basketball team under longtime coach Gordie Johnson. We are proud of this Cannoneer alum and her service to our country!

Kneeling aunt hugs nephew, kindergarten student at WES. Both are smiling.Class of 2014 graduate portrait from yearbookVarsity girls basketball team photo from 2014 yearbook