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Brookwood artists of the month

Posted March 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The Brookwood Junior/Senior High School artists of the month for March are Anuttaree Thoopluang, Ashlyn Osmond, Austin Gettinger, Josh Oelke and Corentin Roze.

All are juniors, except Gettinger, who is a sophomore.

Both Thoopluang and Gettinger made “excellent prints in 2-D art,” said art teacher Patricia Holte.

Thoopluang created a channel print, and Gettinger stamped his design.

Using pencil, Osmond, Oelke and Roze each combined two opposite subjects into one drawing. Roze used six different drawing techniques to reproduce M.C. Escher’s print of hands drawing each other.

Thoopluang, an exchange student from Thailand, is staying with Rebecca and Ryan Finley of Ontario.

Osmond is the daughter of Roslyn

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    Brookwood students take part in KVR art event

    Thirteen Brookwood High School students attended the Creative Communities Art Demonstration and Sale at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve on March 7. The students were able to choose four workshops in which to take part, such as leather working, oil painting, wood carving, drawing and more.

    “They gained valuable hands-on experience in the workshops,” said art teacher Patricia Holte.

    The La Farge Lions Club, the Friends of the KVR and Dairyland Power sponsored the art event.

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    Brookwood Special Olympics has outing at Three Bears Resort

    Three Bears Resort in Warrens hosted Brookwood Special Olympics athletes and their families in early February, offering complimentary waterpark passes and hotel stays and a pizza party. Here, Riley Graewin and his niece Claira attend the pizza party. (Contributed photo)

    Three honored for service to Brookwood athletics

    Contributed by KEN CLINTON

    Brookwood athletic director

    Several members of our community were recently honored by the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association and Brookwood High School for their service to Brookwood athletics.

    • Rick and Lori Brueggen — Rick has helped with coaching our youth basketball players for many years, as well as assisting at various athletic events and with our booster club. Lori, one of the guiding forces behind our booster club, has assisted with our youth basketball tournaments for many

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    Brookwood alumni tournament is Saturday

    Brookwood High School alumni are invited to participate in the fifth annual men’s basketball and women’s volleyball alumni tournament Saturday, March 8.

    Anyone who is an alumnus of Brookwood or Wilton Elementary School is invited to participate. The tournaments aren’t limited to alumni who participated in basketball and volleyball, “as this event’s intention is to bring the alumni together and celebrate their time in school and to reunite with friends,” according to organizer John Hansen.

    Volleyball begins at 9 a.m. and

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    Royall FFA conducts food drive

    The Royall FFA kicked off National FFA Week with an appreciation breakfast and food drive Feb. 16. Seventy-five pounds of food were donated and delivered to the Elroy food pantry immediately after the breakfast. FFA members who helped at the breakfast and delivered the food to Grace Lutheran Church were (left to right) Wrangler Jones, Rainelle Jones, Jacob Kolodzinski and Trystan Houzner. (Contributed photo)

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    N-O-W students compete in invention fair

    Twenty-four Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School third-graders presented their newest ideas at the school’s invention fair on Feb. 13.

    Top photo — Those who participated are the following. Back row (left to right): Josue Alcantar, Pedro Nunez, Rian Mulvaney, Payne Clark, Gracie Henning, Harley Franke, Katie Gruen, Maggie Muehlenkamp and Joshua Brey. Middle row: Evan Klinkner, Alexis Pasch, Cora Brandau, Mackenzie Schlafer, Jenna Bakken, Meghan Nelson, Kaylynn Peterson, Augumn Brandau and Mercedes Brueggeman. Front row: Tyraany Hunnicutt, Madellenn Honaker, Dylan Powell, Makenzie Powell, Emmanuel

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    Royall Education Notes: Buzz-in door system recently installed

    By MARK GRUEN

    Royall School District superintendent

    If you have visited our schools during the school day in the past two weeks, you already know that our new door buzz-in camera system is up and running.

    We have all the doors locked in the district from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. If you visit, and we encourage you to visit, please be patient as we buzz you in.

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    Brookwood names artists of the month

    The Brookwood High School Artists of the Month for February are (left to right) Olivia Hansen; an exchange student from Thailand, Anuttaree Thoopluang; and Meredith Gruber. A junior, Gruber took a photo using an iPad and created her own composition using tempera paint. She is the daughter of Amy and David Gruber of Ontario. Hansen, a senior, painted a romantic scene from Venice, using watercolors. She is the daughter Libby and Mike Hansen of Norwalk. Atta, a junior, used watercolors to paint a Yorkie. She

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    Royall FFA participates in workshop with national FFA officers

    Several Royall FFA members traveled to Mauston High School on Jan. 9 to participate in a workshop put on by all six National FFA officers.

    The National FFA officers spent the week in Wisconsin, meeting with FFA members from across the state and ending their stay by participating in the Wisconsin FFA Halftime Leadership Conference.

    According to adviser Beth Kolodzinski, “The workshop was an outstanding opportunity for many of the Royall FFA members to meet the officers and learn about leadership from them.”