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)
The following are the state solo-and-ensemble results for Royall High School and Royall Middle School.
Exemplary soloist award: Emma Herek
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
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)
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
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.
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)
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.
Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School sent sixth-graders to a National History Day competition at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on March 31. Divided into three groups, 13 kids worked throughout the year on skits related to the theme “Rights and Responsibilities.” Each group picked one of three topics: 1) John Muir; 2) Jackie Robinson and Ruby Bridges; and 3) The Great Railroad Strike of 1877. Back row (left to right): Shelly Powell, Henry Marriott, Madelyn Wang, Morgan Koltermann, Josh Wickersheim and Brandon Piggott. Front row: Bennet Schmitz, Alan Downing, Hailey Schueller,