Clare BOE recognizes senior band members, FFA, BPA team

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

Senior band members, Future Farmers and Business and Professional students were recognized at Monday evening’s Clare Board of Education meeting.

The band students were honored by Band Director Jason Lowe for their dedication to the Clare Band Program. Band seniors include Scotty Baldwin, Lucas Bongard, Ashley Boulis, Hannah David, Mackenzie Delong, Rhiannon Dunlap, Emerald Forbes, Maddie Franko, Caleb Gomez, Sarah Gray, Kate Grove, Jasmine Harper, Ashley Hayer, Mabel Krause, Elizabeth Longton, Kathryn Longton, Ruth Mooketsi, Mackenzie Rahl, Jacob Stickler, Alea Thayer and Veronica Wentworth.

Graduating senior band members were honored Monday for their dedication to the Clare Band program. They include (not all pictured) include Scotty Baldwin, Lucas Bongard, Ashley Boulis, Hannah David, Mackenzie Delong, Rhiannon Dunlap, Emerald Forbes, Maddie Franko, Caleb Gomez, Sarah Gray, Kate Grove, Jasmine Harper, Ashley Hayer, Mabel Krause, Elizabeth Longton, Kathryn Longton, Ruth Mooketsi, Mackenzie Rahl, Jacob Stickler, Alea Thayer and Veronica Wentworth.

Graduating senior band members were honored Monday for their dedication to the Clare Band program. They include (not all pictured) include Scotty Baldwin, Lucas Bongard, Ashley Boulis, Hannah David, Mackenzie Delong, Rhiannon Dunlap, Emerald Forbes, Maddie Franko, Caleb Gomez, Sarah Gray, Kate Grove, Jasmine Harper, Ashley Hayer, Mabel Krause, Elizabeth Longton, Kathryn Longton, Ruth Mooketsi, Mackenzie Rahl, Jacob Stickler, Alea Thayer and Veronica Wentworth.


Future Farmers of America student Makayla Ogg, Burt Mann and Justin Boggs were honored by Superintendent Jim Walter for being awarded the Michigan FFA State Degree, the highest degree a state can give, at this year’s FFA State Convention. To earn the award students had to invest productively at least $1,000 or work at least 300 hours over scheduled class time, have a satisfactory school record and participate in at least 25 hours of community service. The award grants each of the students six free credits from Michigan State University. Makayla also got the Bronze Beef Entrepreneurship Award for her work with beef cattle and the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award which exemplifies scholarship, commitment and work ethic.
Clare Business Professionals of America, the BPA Team was also honored for their recent accomplishments at Regionals, the State Leadership Conference and most recently at Nationals, where Edwin Wilkes placed third, Mattie Warner took 8th and Makenzie Harmon placed 14th.
All 87 BPA members went to Regional Competition this year, said Advisors Carrie  McConnell and Jann Cleary, with 47 going to the State Leadership Conference and 23 going to the National Leadership Conference. Shown here are some of the BPA team  members who were honored at Monday’s meeting. BPA State competitors included (not in order, or all pictured) Bailey Hubel, Holly  Pummell, Kolt Lincoln Makenzie Harmon, Edwin Wilkes, Kylie Chicilli, Ellie Kaechele, Lauryn Fairchild, Carea Mullin, Hailey Hochstetler, Kayla Krause, Alea Thayer, Ashley Boulis, Jordyn Bradley, Anna Cole, Hannah David, Madelyn Franko, Olivia Haring, Karly Humphrey, Cami Miller, Ruth Mooketsi, Brycen Sentz, Gavin Showalter Jacob Stickler, and Madilynn Warner.

All 87 BPA members went to Regional Competition this year, said Advisors Carrie
McConnell and Jann Cleary, with 47 going to the State Leadership Conference and 23 going to the National Leadership Conference. Shown here are some of the BPA team
members who were honored at Monday’s meeting.
BPA State competitors included (not in order, or all pictured) Bailey Hubel, Holly
Pummell, Kolt Lincoln Makenzie Harmon, Edwin Wilkes, Kylie Chicilli, Ellie Kaechele, Lauryn Fairchild, Carea Mullin, Hailey Hochstetler, Kayla Krause, Alea Thayer, Ashley Boulis, Jordyn Bradley, Anna Cole, Hannah David, Madelyn Franko, Olivia Haring, Karly Humphrey, Cami Miller, Ruth Mooketsi, Brycen Sentz, Gavin Showalter Jacob Stickler, and Madilynn Warner.


At State, the Presentation Management Team of Baily Hubel, Holly Pummell, Kolt Lincoln and Makenzie Harmon took first place. Edwin Wilkes took a third place for Database; Kylie Chicilli placed 4th in Interview Skills and Ellie Kaechele placed 4th in Integrated Office Applications; Lauryn Fairchild placed 6th in Interview Skills and Carea Mullin placed 6th in Presentation Management Individual; Hailey Hochstetler took 7th in Payroll Accounting; Kayla Krause placed 8th in Basic Office Systems & Procedures and Alea Thayer placed 8th in Advanced Office Systems & Procedures; and Kate Grove placed 9th in Database.

Ambassador Torch Award winners included Ashley Boulis, Jordyn Bradley, Kylie Chicilli, Anna Cole, Hannah David, Lauryn Fairchild, Madelyn Franko, Olivia Haring, Bailey Hubel, Karly Humphrey, Cami Miller, Ruth Mooketsi, Brycen Sentz, Gavin Showalter, Jacob Stickler, Alea Thayer and Madilynn Warner.
The board also recognized Teacher Janet Staten who is retiring after 32 years with the school district.

Shown here with Superintendent Jim Walter are Burt Mann and Justin Boggs, two of three FFA students, who with Makayla Ogg (not pictured) who earned the Michigan FFA State Degree and six free MSU credits. Makayla also earned the Bronze Beef Entrepreneurship Award and the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

Shown here with Superintendent Jim Walter are Burt Mann and Justin Boggs, two of three FFA students, who with Makayla Ogg (not pictured) who earned the Michigan FFA State Degree and six free MSU credits. Makayla also earned the Bronze Beef Entrepreneurship Award and the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award.


Discussion items at Monday’s meeting included the first reading of three Board Policies; Procurement, Local Purchasing and Food Service Management and discussion of a proposed new self-sufficient Girls Golf Club in the fall by Athletic Director Dan Haggart.

Action items included approval of hiring Owen Malson as Director of Operations for the district, a post that George Bradley once held at the schools; adoption of the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District budget; adoption of a resolution designating Ben Browning as the District Representative for the Clare-Gladwin RESD Biennial Election; and the layoff of Julie Mayra effective August 18.

The board also approved bills payable for April totaling $148,162.96.

The Clare BOE honored retiring teacher Janet Staten for her 32 years with Clare schools. She is shown here with superintendant Jim Walter.

The Clare BOE honored retiring teacher Janet Staten for her 32 years with Clare schools. She is shown here with superintendant Jim Walter.

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