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Royall Elementary receives award

Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Royall Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kelsey Matherne, shown here with her class, was the recipient of a $500 award as part a Tools for Schools program. SSE Music, Brenengen Auto and WXOW 19 presented the check to Matherne on May 29. Funds will be used to update and provide new materials for independent-study skill buckets used by all the kindergarten classes. Back row (left to right): Sarah Hanson, Ella Schroeder, Clayton O’Neail, Emaly Sutherland, Liza Krueger and Laya Wainwright. Front row: Trenton Frye, Brock Preuss, Ryatt Dobbratz, Natalie Anderson, Brynn Olson, Travis Wehman and Destynee Phillips. (Contributed photo)

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    Royall throws retirement party

    Royall Elementary School teacher Judy Korgie has retired after 18 years, and the school district threw a retirement celebration in her honor June 6. Buildings and grounds director Jim Birch also has retired, but he could not make the event. (Contributed photo)

    Royall musicians compete in state solo-and-ensemble contest

    The following are the state solo-and-ensemble results for Royall High School and Royall Middle School.

    Exemplary soloist award: Emma Herek

    FIRST RATING

    Soprano solos – Emma Herek, Rainelle Jones and Emily Nelson

    Alto solos – Abbie Field, Hayley Ormson and Anna Riedl

    Tenor solo – Tristan Dow

    Bass solos – Jordan Baeseman and Joe Pachowicz

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    Ebert is artist of the year

    Senior Stacey Ebert, daughter of Kamie McCoy of Sparta and Doug Ebert of Norwalk, is the 2013–2014 Brookwood High School Artist of the Year.

    According to art teacher Patricia Holte, “She has continually created original, exceptional art throughout her art career here at Brookwood. She has always done more than what was asked and is very talented to pull off all her ideas.” (Contributed photo)

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    Brookwood artists of the month

    The Brookwood Junior/Senior High School artists of the month for May all made “wonderful ceramic pieces in ceramics or in 3-D art,” according to art teacher Patricia Holte.

    Senior Stacey Ebert (left) holds two pieces, one of which is a chip and dip bowl, a part of her elephant series; and the other, her Dr. Seuss inspired hand-built house. She is the daughter of Kamie McCoy of Sparta and Doug Ebert of Norwalk.

    Sophomores Esmeralda Ruiz, Kiara

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    N-O-W sixth-grade Safety Patrol honored

    Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School recently honored its sixth-grade Safety Patrol members.

    The Safety Patrol Members of the Year were Alan Downing, Shelly Powell and Hailey Schuller. Additionally, Alyssa Ottum received the Wisconsin Safety Patrol Outstanding Patrol Member Award.

    Thirty-three fifth-graders will join the Safety Patrol.

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    Royall students serve as board representatives

    Trystan Houzner and Emily Nelson recently finished stints as student representatives on the Royall Board of Education, and the board and administration honored the two for their work. A graduating senior, Houzner will be replaced by Evan Knudtson next year. (Contributed photo)

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    BHS students in state music festival

    Four Brookwood High School students compete in the state solo-and-ensemble contest on May 3 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (left to right): Jennifer Rynes, tenor saxophone solo; Ashlyn Osmond, music theater; Mikayla Becherer, clarinet solo; and Mary Wooten, music theater.