BATH — Pam Solow, known affectionately as “Grammy Pammy,” was honored by Morse High School students with the Mainsail Award during a special school assembly on May 23.

“I am so happy and honored that you selected me,” she said. “I love working with you kids. I love everything about the community.”

Grammy Pammy is an official with the Morse High School All-Sports Boosters, through which she helps coordinate coverage for concessions and is a constant presence at Morse High School sports events.

Just this year, senior Trevor Santiago, chairman of the Student-Community Liaison Council, said Grammy has been to well over 100 sporting events and continues to serve the student body in any way she can.

“For the past eight years, she organized the food donations for the Woolwich Central School eighth grade auction,” Santiago said, while listing some of her activities.

She’s also a graduate of Morse — as are many of her family members — graduating 52 years ago.

In Bath, Grammy Pammy is a bit of an icon, with many people not even knowing her real name.

“I remember (being asked), ‘Grammy, what do you want on your plaque?’” she joked. “And I said, ‘well, actually Grammy Pammy, because nobody knows my real name.’”

The Morse SCLC, a group that serves as a bridge between the student body and the greater Bath community, has been handing out the Mainsail Award since 1980. The council is made up of a mix of students and community members.

“(The Mainsail recipient is) a community member who embodies everything we want the greater Bath area resident to be—someone who supports the youth, someone who gives back to the community, someone who stays upbeat, positive,” said Santiago.

“There are so many people who work behind the scenes to help our students,” Lindsay Davis, a Morse teacher and an adviser to the council, said. “So it’s really nice I think to take a moment to recognize what they’re doing.”

“Because the award has so much to do about giving back to the community and specifically about the youth,” Santiago added, “having the youth decide it is a big factor of why it means so much.”

Also recognized at the assembly was Assistant Principal Eric Varney, who has been announced as the next principal of Morse. The school yearbook was dedicated to him.

“Mr. Varney has been a teacher, coach, and assistant principal,” said one of the yearbook committee students who announced the award. “We are proud to have him as our next school principal.”