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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Emilie Beach joins Morenci teaching staff 09.09.10

Written by David Green.

beach.emilie.jpgIt’s a familiar face that Morenci Area High School students will see this year in the social studies classroom.

Morenci graduate Emilie (Yatzek) Beach will fill the teaching slot vacated by Jesse Bach who is on a one-year sabbatical. Beach was hired as a year-long substitute.

After high school, Beach attended Hope College for three years and eventually earned a teaching degree at Siena Heights University.

She was a student teacher in Morenci last year, working with Renae Schaffner, and she worked part of the year at the high school as a long-term substitute in Spanish.

Before that she served as a general substitute teacher primarily in Morenci.

She was married in 2009 after college graduation and she and her husband, Jamie Beach, live in Adrian.

She will return to a second year of coaching in Morenci this winter with the junior varsity girls basketball team.

In addition to keeping busy preparing for her new teaching job—she was offered the position just last week—she and her husband spend time managing rental property they own.

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