Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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St. Croix Central High School students will be among students across the country who will walk out of school on Wednesday, March 14, in support of the 17 slain Florida high school students and to draw attention to the need for change that will better safeguard their schools. "This is not a political event. This is about the safety of all our schools and the latest 17 victims," said SCC HS principal Kurt Soderberg. "It is an individual choice to participate or not participate. We support their right to gather peacefully."
On Thursday, Feb. 8, the New Richmond Area Ambulance Service will enter its fifth decade of service after making its first run 50 years ago in 1968. "It is just unreal to think that it is still around now, and still community owned," said Chuck Mehls, who was instrumental in the creation of the ambulance service, He served as operations chief for many years. To celebrate, the NRAAS will host a reunion/open house for current and past first responders, EMTs and anyone associated with NRAAS through the years 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18.
Most days of the week, students go from class to class, reading from books, doing experiments, having discussions or solving math problems. However, every Wednesday afternoon at Somerset High School, students have the opportunity to pursue a passion, learn something new or try something different they normally wouldn't have room to fit into their schedules.
Small, sparsely populated districts across the state have received $18.5 million in sparsity aid. Unlike most categorical aids, which are targeted to a specific program or service, sparsity aid may be used for general school operations. For the 2017-18 school year, 144 districts qualified for sparsity aid based on membership of 745 or fewer students and density of less than 10 pupils per square mile of the district's geographic area. The Elmwood School District received $98,446.
Most of us have seen a music video from one band or artist at some point in our lives, but have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a music video? New Richmond teen Samantha Cook, 18, found out after entering an email contest to be part of rapper NF's latest music video, "Outcast," which was released on Oct. 5. "This was probably one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had! During the process, I don't think it officially sunk in that I was actually filming with NF," Cook said. "It was so worthwhile!
Students across the globe take part in exchange programs every year to experience living and going to school in another country. But it's rare that a superintendent and his son share a closeup look at the education system of another country, especially one like China.
With Hudson High School being without a true library while expansion construction continues, students might not have had the same access to books as they did in the past. Especially when it comes to books they could read for pleasure. But with the nearly 1,000 titles English teacher and Young Adults' Choices Project district coordinator Kimberly Powers has collected and distributed throughout the district over the last eight years, students shouldn't have a problem finding a book or two that might interest them.
Each year, more than 1,300 high school and around 1,200 middle level students audition for roughly 730 spots in the high school and middle level Honors State Music Project. The few who are selected to be part of the middle or high school band, orchestra, jazz ensemble or choir get the opportunity to perform at the Wisconsin State Music Conference in the fall. The conductor of this year's high school honors band is none other than composer, University of Wisconsin - River Falls adjunct professor and Hudson resident Jack Stamp.
Hudson High School German teacher Charles Bublitz has taught at Hudson for 12 years, and of all things he is most proud of about his time at HHS, his students receiving the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship is one his favorites.
To say that Esther Scott (Ard) Wentz had a large impact on the people around her doesn't give her enough credit for all the things she did with her life, or the people who were better for knowing her.