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The president of the music parents group and a regular meeting-goer will be recommended to fill a vacancy on the Niagara-Wheatfield School Board.

Donald B. Moyer Jr., of 5651 Bridgeman Road, is on the Wednesday agenda as the recommendation of School Superintendent Judith Howard to fill a seat left vacant since August.

His attendance at board meetings this year may have given him the edge over the other candidates, it was noted.

"He was picked from the four applicants for the seat," Board President Michael Murawski said over the weekend. "All four were very well qualified in certain areas.

"Don has been at every board meeting since the first of the year. He's been following what's been going on. He's worked on a committee for athletics and extracurricular activities. He knows what's going on with the building project.

"He's involved. That's who you look for."

Moyer, a sewer maintenance worker with the Town of Lewiston, said he saw the vacancy as an opportunity to serve with "a bright board" that pushed for a better system for the children. He said he was prompted to seek the seat because of the good working rapport of board members.

The term of the seat -- left vacant by Carol Scholl, who moved to Williamsville -- will expire June 30. Moyer would have to run for a three-year term next year if he wanted to stay.

"I'm going to dedicate as much time as I can," Moyer said. "I feel honored and fortunate to be chosen. This appointment will give me the insight as to whether I should continue to be pointed in that direction."

A 1970 graduate of the Starpoint Central School District, Moyer said he has lived in Sanborn all his life. He and his wife, Sandra, have two children who have attended Niagara-Wheatfield. Their son, Patrick, is a theater major at Niagara University, and their daughter, Casey, is in 10th grade at the Senior High School.

Along with his involvement with the music group, he also is a volunteer with the Sanborn Fire Co., a member of the Lewiston recreation advisory board, a trustee with the Sanborn Historical Society and a member of the Lewiston hazardous materials team.