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Elk Mound HS Alumni Scholarship Fund awards five scholarships

ELK MOUND  —  Five Elk Mound students were awarded scholarships by the Elk Mound High School Alumni Scholarship Fund in June. To be considered for a scholarship, each student was required to write an essay and also to participate in a virtual interview with the school counselor and board members from the Elk Mound High…

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Colfax school superintendent addresses school safety concerns

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — If Wisconsin citizens would like to see school resource officers in their local schools, they should talk to their legislators, says William C. Yingst Jr., superintendent of the Colfax school district. Yingst discussed school safety at the Colfax Board of Education’s June 20 meeting after one person spoke to…

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Colfax teachers Thorn, Dickinsen recognized through UW-Stout’s School of Education

Menomonie, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout alum along with a teacher who collaborates with the university’s School of Education have received awards from a statewide organization. Teachers Kathleen Thorn and John Dickinsen from the Colfax School district were honored by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Thorn recently completed her third year…

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Northwood Technical College awards $166,000 for fall 2022 semester scholarships

Loyal and generous donors continue to provide important financial assistance to Northwood Technical College students. Last semester, the Northwood Technical College Foundation awarded 225 scholarships for a total of $135,825 toward spring semester scholarships. For the upcoming fall 2022 semester, student aid for educational expenses totaled $166,000 awarded through 289 scholarships.  Those from Ridgeland receiving…

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Elk Mound school district receives 80 applications for open enrollment

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Board of Education approved 80 applications for open enrolling into the school district next fall at the May 23 meeting. Along with applications for 80 students to open enroll into the district, there were 11 applications for open enrolling out of the district, said Eric…

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Charlesworth awarded 2 scholarships

COLFAX — Jessica Charlesworth, a member of the Colfax High School Class of 2022, has been awarded two scholarships. Charlesworth received a $500 Technical Scholarship and also was the recipient of a $500 FFA scholarship. She has been a member of the Colfax chapter of FFA all four years serving as vice president her sophomore…

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CHS graduates 41 in the Class of 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — Forty-one students crossed the stage Friday evening, May 20, as graduates of the Colfax High School Class of 2022. Luke Blanchard, president of the Class of 2022, a member of the Colfax High School chapter of the National Honor Society and a Top 10 honors student, gave the welcome.…

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Colfax High School seniors awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — Seniors at Colfax High School have been awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships. As a group, the Class of 2022 faced a tremendous amount of adversity because of the COVID-19 pandemic, said John Dachel, Colfax High School principal, at the Senior Awards presentation May 4 in the CHS gymnasium.…

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Elk Mound High School salutatorian: Isabella Hollister

ELK MOUND  — Isabella Hollister is the Elk Mound High School Class of 2022 salutatorian. She is the daughter of Rick and Jodi Hollister of Eau Claire. What does it mean to have earned the title of salutatorian? Being the salutatorian of my graduating class is a great feeling. Throughout high school, I did not…

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