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GLENWOOD CITY -— Brendan Booth has been named valedictorian and Isabella Simmons salutatorian of Glenwood City High School’s Class of 2022.
Marcy Burch, high school/middle school principal, made the official announcement during the Glenwood City School Board’s March 28 meeting.
Brendan Booth along with his family which included his parents Steve and Crystal Booth, younger brother Steven and uncle Kolt Konder attended the meeting to hear the announcement and receive the board’s congratulations.
Brendan informed board members and the community in attendance that he had chosen to attend the University of Notre Dame, located in South Bend, Indiana, this fall to pursue a degree in either biology or physics.
Isabella “Bella” Simmons, the daughter of Nate and Awbria Simmons, was unable to attend the meeting due to a prior commitment. Burch informed the board that Simmons would be attending UW-La Crosse in the fall and that she was the recipient of the 2022 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship. The award is given to each school’s top student who will be attending a post-secondary school in Wisconsin. Since Booth will be headed out of state to attend college, Simmons was next in line to receive the Academic Excellence Award.
Burch also announced that a third senior, Ella Knops, would be the recipient of the Technical Excellence Scholarship. According to Burch, Knops will be attending the Chippewa Valley Technical College later this year to become a medical assist. She is the daughter of Jesse and Reshia Knops.
In what was a rather brief meeting, the board of education approved numerous items that appeared on its consent agenda including the hirings of Lee Bolduc as a custodian, Bryce Fayerweather as a volunteer baseball coach, Delanie Fayerweather for the summer lawn care position and Jodi Voeltz for the summer work/maintenance seasonal staff position.
In addition, the retirement request of support staff/food service member Deanna McGee was accepted. The board also granted McGee’s request to serve as a support staff substitute when available.
The board also gave approval to post for a pair of lead maintenance positions – one during the day and the other for afternoons and evenings.
A bid for $10,376 from B&B Electric of Hudson was accepted to replace the existing lighting in the high school and elementary gymnasiums with new LED fixtures. Under the contract, new LED lighting will replace 20 8-lamp T5 fluorescent fixtures in the high school gym and 24 6-lamp T5 fluorescent fixtures in the elementary gym. The district will receive an estimated $35 rebate per fixture from Focus on Energy with up to half of that coming from Xcel Energy. The total rebate could come to about $2,300.
It was also learned that the district will be accepting a donation of $1,874 from HealthPartners and Westfield’s Hospital which will cover the cost to purchase a new portable Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that will be available at sporting events.
Finally, Glenwood City school counselors Shelly Laffin (middle school/high school) and Peyton Hellmann (elementary) gave a presentation to the board.
The board’s next meeting is slated for Monday, April 11.