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Student Scholarship Awarded: Bound for Success!
Pictured from left, Elliot’s father Trent Spear, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roger Rindo, Rotary Foundation representative Helen Forster, Hoffman and in front, Spear.
OHS Senior Elliot Spear received the Rotary Scholarship Monday. Nominating OHS counselor Jennifer Hoffman described Elliot as “incredibly strong…no object will stand in his way.” Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of one, Spear has achieved academic excellence as a straight A student, taking both high school IB and AP classes. Hoffman praised the student for his “optimism, work ethic and goodwill,” noting he has also served as an advocate for others with Muscular Dystrophy. “Elliot is a role model, a teacher and friend.” Spear will pursue a history major at UW-Whitewater next year. “He is indeed bound for success,” concluded Hoffman. Rotary honors students who have overcome challenges in their high school career, providing funding for continuing education. Pictured from left, Elliot’s father Trent Spear, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roger Rindo, Rotary Foundation representative Helen Forster, Hoffman and in front, Spear.
Our speaker didn’t show, but school district staff stepped up to offer district updates, from academics, theatre, sports, and the new informational series on heroin addiction taking place Oct. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the OAC. Oconomowoc High School has been named to the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Sports teams have excelled this fall, and the showstopper Billy Elliot production takes place at the OAC at 7:30 p.m. Nov 12 and 17-19 and at 4 p.m. Nov 13. The referendum will be voted on in the national election Nov. 8.
- Look for Brion Collins’ Rotary Scholarship Appeal in your inbox. Help raise funds for continuing education for students overcoming obstacles.
- Next Shorehaven Bingo Night is at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24.
- MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. we will be picking up food for the Food Pantry in the Oconomowoc Christmas Parade. Darla Armstrong and family have agreed to return to lead us! Join in this terrific effort! NOTE: Parade begins at 5 p.m. this year, not 3 p.m. as in the past.