Colfax Schools

Colfax school district honors 27 at staff appreciation banquet

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  The Colfax school district honored 27 employees at the staff appreciation banquet at Whitetail Golf Course on May 29. Keep an eye on future editions of the Colfax Messenger for profiles of the retirees. William C. Yingst Jr., school superintendent, introduced each of the honorees, and school board members…

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Colfax High School Salutatorian: Taylor Meyer

COLFAX  —  Taylor Meyer, the salutatorian of the Colfax High School Class of 2019, is the daughter of Tim and Doris Meyer. Taylor plans to attend UW-Eau Claire this fall to pursue a degree in biology. Here is Taylor’s graduation speech from the 2019 commencement ceremony. Well, guys, it’s kind of hard to follow up…

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Colfax High School Valedictorian: Tate Russell

COLFAX  —  Tate Russell, the valedictorian of the Colfax High School Class of 2019, is the son of Kobi Shaw and Steve Russell. Tate plans to attend Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, this fall to study music composition and microbiology. Here is Tate’s graduation speech from the commencement ceremony the evening of May 17 at…

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2019 Academic Scholarship Awards announced through the Community Foundation of Dunn County

The Community Foundation of Dunn County is pleased to open doors of educational opportunity for area students through its Academic Scholarship Program. The Community Foundation currently manages 36 different scholarship funds established by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations, including the family of funds that make up the Menomonie Area Public Schools (MAPS) Foundation and the…

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Energy efficiency projects paying off for Colfax school district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  —  According to a benchmarking study completed by Focus on Energy, the Colfax school district’s K-12 building has an Energy Star score of 91. A score of 91 “is excellent,” said William C. Yingst Jr. at the Colfax Board of Education’s May 20 meeting. The energy efficiency projects from five…

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State Solo/Ensemble results for CHS musicians

State Solo/Ensemble was held at UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, May 4, 2019. 1st ratings at state: Chamber Choir-vocal jazz Guys’ Choir Wesley Kallstrom-baritone solo, piano solo, piano duet Erica Kallstrom-piano duet Aza Knaack-bass clarinet solo Tate Russell-baritone solo, music theatre solo, piano solo, piano duet Cassidy Reitz-piano duet Hunter Larson-baritone solo, music theatre solo Nate…

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Colfax High School Top 10 of the Class of 2019

COLFAX  —  Here are the profiles of the Top 10 seniors in the Colfax High School Class of 2019. Tate Russel Tate is the son of Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw. • Top 3 favorite classes:  Choir: this class allowed me to grow as a musician and have lots of fun with my peers. Biology…

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