Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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New Richmond High School All of New Richmond High School senior Michael Skoyen's hard work has paid off, at least when it comes to being named a finalist in National Merit Scholarship program. "It has been a really humbling experience and I'm really excited to have been named a finalist," Skoyen said. "I put a lot of work in and it is nice that it is all finally paying off. It is kind of crazy. I never thought I'd be in the top 1 percent of the students in my class, so it is really cool."
New Richmond High School agriscience teacher Rachel Sauvola has been named the 2017 Wisconsin Association of Environmental Educators Formal Educator of the Year and will be attending a banquet on April 22 in Madison to receive her award. “Basically, it is for community involvement; it is for everything that we do that is environmental education,” Sauvola said. “It is also the power of infusing that into all the different content areas within the agricultural umbrella.
Along with its discussion of the old middle school and approval of the City of New Richmond’s new master plan for the New Richmond Library on the old middle school property, the New Richmond school board also heard updates about the SOAR Educational Center, the high school’s activities code and the pupil nondiscrimination report during its March 20 regular meeting.
The Somerset High School drama department put on a series of four performances for family, friends and community members from Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19. The following picture gallery consists of photos from both the Cast A and Cast B dress rehearsals that were held Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16, respectively.
New Richmond School District After many months of back and forth and discussion of how the old middle school property should be used, the New Richmond School Board approved the City of New Richmond's New Richmond Library Master Plan at its March 20 regular meeting. "Although it wasn't perfect, this process went exactly as it should," said City Council member Craig Kittle. "You said what you thought, we said what we thought. We got the right thing done in the end. The process works."
It has been a few years since the New Richmond Middle School last had a Share Table during the student lunch periods, but the program has been brought back this school year by the middle school and Supervisor of School Nutrition Bobbie Guyette.
The streets were packed with people for the 2017 St. Patrick's Day parade held in New Richmond on Friday, March 17, despite the low temps, stiff breeze and cloud filled skies. See the March 23 edition of the News for more photos from the event, or visit newrichmond-news.com later next week to see a full gallery of photos from the parade.
The annual New Richmond St. Patrick’s Day will start at 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, with the Donahue family leading the way as the 2017 grand marshals of the parade. The parade will start at the Shamrock Club/McCabe’s, with lineup starting at 3 p.m. “The fact we will all get together for St. Patrick’s Day for the first time in many years,” said son Brian Donahue. “We all have years to get there, but this year we will all be able to make it and march together. That will be awesome to bring the whole family together, especially with us being grand marshals.”
St. Croix Central The St. Croix Central School District recently announced that the Class of 2017 will have co-valedictorians this year in Owen Schwechler and Katheryn Holter. "It was more of a surprise to me that I was named co-valedictorian, because my guidance counselor originally told me I would be salutatorian because of my ACT score, so I was more surprised than anything else," Holter said. "I was really excited and felt pride for being named valedictorian."
St. Croix Central St. Croix Central Elementary recognized its SCC CARES Students of the Month during an assembly Friday, March 3, in the school's gym. Students were recognized for showing empathy during the month of February.