New Richmond News
Terri Libensen, nationally syndicated cartoonist and author, visited New Richmond Middle School to share her experiences with a number of sixth grade Language Arts students and NRMS Chapter2 Book Review Crew members. Prior to her visit, students read her first book, "Invisible Emmie," and were able to ask questions about cartooning, illustrating, writing, and publishing during her presentation. Additionally, two students were challenged to draw the main characters from her latest two books alongside Libenson. Chapter2 Book Store in Hudson helped sponsor this event.
The Rotary Club of New Richmond recently announced the five New Richmond High School seniors who met every requirement for this year's STRIVE Scholarship program. Award winners include: Savana Logan, Presley Flatten, Zachary Brandt, Emily Tunnicliff, and Anthony Rivera.
Starting May 15, the Somerset Pea Soup Days Committee will begin posting clues for its annual Pea Soup Days Medallion Hunt on its website (peasoupdays.com), Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in the New Richmond News. Each clue will be released at 9 a.m. each Wednesday leading up to Pea Soup Days. All participants in the medallion hunt will need a Pea Soup Days button in order to take part in the hunt, which can be purchased for $2.
On Tuesday, April 24, the sixth graders from St. Croix Central Middle School held the 2018 Middle Ages Wax Museum at the middle school.
Maya Webster has demonstrated responsibility by persevering through difficult lessons to achieve greater understanding and confidence. Maya sets the example for her peers of how hard work can accomplish extraordinary results. Dominic Martin works hard, and puts forth his best effort. He is kind to his teachers and classmates. Dominic also is responsible and respectful. He is a pleasure to have in class.
St. Croix Central Middle School had two teams compete in the fifth grade Math Masters competition on Friday, April 20, which was held in the middle school gym. In the morning competition, 110 students from surrounding school districts competed. The SCC team consisted of: Eli Babler, Sade Kasay, Matthew Mohrhauser, Brooklynn Pizzi, and James Vogt. The alternate was Sara Roussopoulos.
According to New Richmond District Administrator Patrick Olson, Bryan Schafer was appointed to fill the vacant Board of Education seat left by Chris Skoglund after 16 years of service at the school board's Monday, April 30 work session. Schafer previously served on the Board of Education from 2006-2012 and was also appointed to fill Marty Wold's vacant seat earlier this year. Monday also signified the start of Kent Elkin's term as a school board member. Elkin was elected to the board in April 2018.
New Richmond was recognized for its outstanding downtown revitalization efforts at the 27th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony on Friday, April 27, in Ripon. New Richmond took top honors in the Connect Community Success Story category at the event, hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The awards ceremony recognized the efforts by Wisconsin Main Street volunteers and staff for their historic preservation and downtown economic development efforts of communities in Wisconsin in 2017.
Gloma Hamernick was recently recognized for her dedication, outstanding service, and commitment to The Deerfield by being awarded The Deerfield Volunteer of the Year for 2018. The Deerfield held its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon in mid April, which is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Hamernick resides at The Deerfield in the Terrace Independent Living. Hamernick is always ready to lend a helping hand with all tasks. She helps at the front desk, works in the Deerfield Library, is on the ambassador peer program, helps with tours, and a variety of other tasks needed.
Registration is now open for the River City Chorale's summer season as the Chorale begins celebrating its 10th year of bringing beautiful choral music to the St. Croix River Valley. All singers age 16 and over are invited to join and no audition is necessary, though previous choral experience (church, high school, community choir) is desired.