Pat Volger, a former Ballard teacher and coach, has been honored as Teacher of the Year at Holly Grove Middle School in Holly Springs, N.C. Ballard residents may remember Pat, who along with teaching, coached and officiated track and volleyball at Ballard from 1979 to 2010. She and her husband, George, had daughters who participated in Ballard athletics and music, as well. The Volgers moved to North Carolina in 2010 and Pat has taught sixth-grade math in the Raleigh/Wake County School District since that move. The couple still has many close friends from Ballard, and they say they cherished their years of living in Story County. Photo Contributed