New Richmond News
A total of 32 St. Croix Central High School seniors were recently given their senior academic awards. Seniors receive this award after successfully meeting the eligibility criteria for the first semester of their senior year. Senior recipients were given an academic excellence medal to recognize their accomplishment. Thirty-two seniors were awarded a "4-Year Letter Winner Plaque" for academic excellence. To earn this award, the senior must have met the eligibility criteria for all four years of high school.
New Richmond FFA members Rachel Skinner and Haley Beukema were among the nearly 200 high school students who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's FFA Farm Forum in Wisconsin Rapids Feb. 16-17. "This event is a great partnership between Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Wisconsin FFA," said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President. "Young ag leaders who attend this event participate in professional development activities and are able to network with their peers and Farm Bureau staff."
New Richmond Middle School students recently took part in the Battle of the Books Extreme, which takes the original challenge (reading 20 books in teams of four) to reading all 20 books individually. Participants were challenged to answer 20 questions to identify which book was being represented by each question. The top four qualifiers will compete online at the state level to see how they rank among other schools. This year's winner was Josh Mealey, while the team of Mealey, Elizabeth Perry, Ella Weide and Braden Salmon will compete at the state level.
The New Richmond Area Community Foundation has released its 2018 Spring grant application instructions and guidelines. The NRACF's mission is to improve the fabric of the community. The New Richmond area community is generally defined as the area within the School District of New Richmond. The foundation recognizes that there are services/programs that originate and are provided outside of this school district area that also benefit the community. The benefit of the services/programs to the community should be reflected in the grant application.
Students from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician program traveled to Wisconsin Dells to demonstrate their skills during the annual Wisconsin Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) competitions. WITC scored well against the other 31 teams during the three-day competition with several students earning the opportunity to advance to nationals in Louisville, Kentucky March 13-16.
On Feb. 10, the New Richmond Area Centre's gymnasium was filled with over 130 dads, uncles, grandfathers and friends dressed up with their special little ladies for a night of dancing and tasty treats. The dance has been held for seven years and each year brings a special experience for each couple. With a professional DJ playing music, the girls taught their dads some new dance moves, while the dads moved to a more classic beat. The event was sponsored by a grant from the United Way St. Croix. The United Way is a sponsor of youth, family, teen and senior programs at the Centre.
Cecelia Richert works hard to meet and exceed expectations in the classroom. Cece looks to help other students with their learning, and she works to improve the classroom environment.
The $2.5 million capital campaign to triple the size of the Somerset Public Library — coined the Renew Somerset Library Campaign — will host a free launch event 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the St. Croix National Golf and Event Center, with area businesses featuring "A Taste of Somerset." Attendees will enjoy appetizers and beverages compliments of area sponsors, learn about the building expansion plans, find out what has been raised to date and receive an invitation on how to help if they wish.
The New Richmond Relay for Life will celebrate its 25th anniversary during in June with a dance party: Dancin' Through the Decades. The organization expects to see costumes and decorations from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's all the way to 2018. The event is set for June 8-9, with many fundraising opportunities and recognition events beforehand.
Steve is an 8-year-old Golden Retriever owned by Argosy University, Twin Cities Veterinary Technology Program Chair Dr. Julie Hansen. It will take dozens of teens to find out what is wrong with him. On Friday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m.-noon. Steve will be helping more than 40 students from Highland Park, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Hudson and St. Croix Central high schools diagnose his fictitious malady to learn more about careers in the field of veterinary medicine as part of Minnesota's statewide 4H Week.