Evan Stoltzfus receives Walter award 03.10.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette High School senior Evan Stoltzfus will be among 11 area seniors honored March 16 at the Franklin B. Walter Awards Banquet and Ceremony at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center.

The event will honor students and teachers from the four-county region. An outstanding student from each district will receive a scholarship award of $150, and one county winner will be awarded $500.

The awards promote teaching excellence along with student achievement, and one teacher is recognized in each school district.

Each student who applied for the award wrote a tribute to the teacher who provided the most positive influence on the student’s success in school. Stoltzfus chose to honor mathematics teacher Barbara Bruggeman.

Education Teacher Recognition winners for each county will also be announced the evening of the banquet.

Other students honored are Morgan Ducey, Archbold (and Ryan Throne, English teacher); Mariah Moyers, Evergreen (and social studies teacher Bill Blanchong); Chelsea Schmucker, Pettisville (and English teacher Rebecca Dorosz); Eric Mann, Delta (and Dennis Heban, mathematics teacher);

Dana Herr, Swanton (and Christine Curtis-McCormack, Spanish teacher); Tirth Patel, Wauseon (and Trent Thomas, science teacher); Courtney Handy, Edon (and Lisa Heslop, Spanish teacher); Nathan Shaffer, Hilltop (and Dan Beck, mathematics teacher); Ariel Gruber, North Central (and Marcia Phipps, elementary teacher); Taylor Waidelich, Stryker (and Judy Wyse, mathematics teacher).

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
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    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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