New Richmond News
Eighth grader Emmaly Fitch was selected as the first place winner of the fourth annual Somerset Middle School Poetry Slam, which was held on March 8. Emily Driscoll and Samantha Santos created a poem together and took the second place spot, followed in third place by Zianna Rivard, Ella Odell and Isa Fagan, who collaborated on their poem. Eighth grade students wrote and performed original poems in their language arts classes, and the top poems from each class were selected to go on to perform for the whole grade. There were 13 poems that advanced to the all-grade performance.
The St. Croix Central High School drama department put on three performances of "Oliver" for friends, family and the community from Thursday, March 15-Saturday, March 18.
The St. Croix Central Middle School held its first student talent show in years on Tuesday, March 13, in the middle school multipurpose room. The students put on two shows: one for their fellow students and one for their family, friends and the community.
Saturday, March 24 Hammond Easter Egg Hunt The Hammond Community Library is partnering with Hammond Health Services to host an Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Hammond Health Services (425 Davis St.). The Easter Egg Hunt is for ages 2-8 and attendees are encouraged you to bring along their own Easter baskets to gather your eggs. Thursday, March 29 EGGstravaganza
A group of New Richmond Middle School students — including eighth graders, Alex Jarchow, Jovani Perez-Sanchez, Ian Sheetz, and seventh grader Andrew Blattner — took part in the Math Counts state competition in Sheboygan, Wis., on Saturday, March 3. The Mathletes completed in the following rounds of competition: • Individual Sprint round: (non-calculator) 30 problems / 40 minutes • Individual Target round: (calculator) eight problems total, given two at a time, with six minutes allowed to complete each set of two problems.
The New Richmond High School Science Olympiad team finished sixth overall at regionals, which was held at Menomonie High School, in a field of 18 schools. "We've accumulated three times the medals as we did last year at this point, and hope to keep it rolling as a state qualifying team," said coach Nicholas Filipiak. The following students placed in the following events at the regional competition: • Sydney Massey and Peyton Harrington — Write It Do It - first place • Katey Eickhoff and Teresa Tenner — Write It Do It - fourth place
The Silent Messengers will perform on Sunday, March 25 at Faith Community Church in New Richmond to support the local homeless shelters. The crew performs as a donation to help Grace Place in St. Croix County and Serenity Home In Polk County
The Somerset Community Foundation recently awarded four grants to Somerset High School sports programs: baseball, football, cross country and softball, enhancing the quality of life in the Somerset community. These organizations have been critical players in the success of the Somerset Community Foundation's AppleSplash event held in September each year. Their volunteer services are much appreciated. Before, during and after the race these teams have provided invaluable support.
Kane Donnelly strives to take a leadership role in and out of the classroom. Kane is a model of integrity for his peers. Ruby Leonard works hard, and is kind to those around her. She is thoughtful and helpful toward her classmates and teachers. Ruby continually puts forth her best effort not only on her daily assignments, but also in her interactions with others. Ruby is a wonderful student and a pleasure to have in class.
The Renew Somerset Library Campaign has received a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge grant of $250,000 by a small group of area donors. Campaign Co-Chairs Kay Walsh and Rita Lawson believe the gift will ignite further giving before campaign leaders are set to announce pledges and gifts at its free launch event at St. Croix National Golf and Event Center on Thursday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m.