MSD students receive recognition from board

By Mandy Mahan

Members of the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board met to conduct business on Tuesday Jan. 26.

Donations were approved for a total of $527.30. Recommendations were approved for the purchase of new school buses, as well as the Northfield senior class trip.

Also, during the meeting, the board heard highlights from schools in the district.

Southwood senior, Aaliyah Douglass, was congratulated for advancing to the Girls State Wrestling Finals on Jan. 15, where she finished in 8th place finish.

Senior Carson Rich was congratulated on scoring the 1,000th point of his basketball career on Jan. 22 against Tippecanoe Valley.

The Southwood girls basketball team recently received an exemplary behavior report from the IHSAA. The game official stated it was obvious that the Southwood coaching staff emphasized sportsmanship within their program. Sophomore Alaina Winer was honored for her positive attitude and outstanding sportsmanship.

Also recognized from Southwood High School were the contributions of Mrs. Warford, a Special Education teacher’s aide.

She has gone above and beyond in her job responsibilities and has worked hard to help make sure items have been taken care of in light of recent teacher absences. 

Mr. Roger Votaw, Northfield High School teacher and his students who were recently honored by the Urbana Lions Club.

Over the past few years, Mr. Votaw and his students have helped the Lions greatly. Mr. Votaw was presented with the W. P. Woods Fellowship which is the highest honor bestowed by the Lions of Indiana Foundation.

Also recognized were thirteen Northfield art students who recently competed in the Scholastics National Art & Writing Competition, with 40 pieces of artwork and won 12 awards at the regional level.

Northfield Girls Basketball received an exemplary behavior report from the IHSAA.  The game’s official was impressed with the respectfulness of the team and coaches displays of sportsmanship, especially noting the sportsmanship of senior Kyra Kennedy.

Metro North first grade teacher Stacey Bone was given special recognition by a parent who commented that during the school closure, Mrs. Bone went above and beyond to ensure every student had someone to talk with and was there for her students.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02