Students and food drive organizer, Connie Manlick, stand before a pyramid of 1,992 donated food items. Pictured are Katja Krolo, from left, Bailey Hanson, Tom Nystrom, Olivia Mahoney, Connie Manlick, Aiden Casperson and Derek Fieber.
Columbus Catholic Schools
The students of St. John the Baptist and Our Lady of Peace Intermediate schools participated in the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center's Lenten food drive titled "40 Cans for 40 Days," the first food drive for the Lenten season. The students decided to have their school's goal as "400 Cans for 40 Days" in order to contribute to the $1 million Alan Feinstein Foundation challenge, which matched donations made. Between the two buildings, the Columbus Catholic students donated 1,992 food items for Marshfield-area families.
Marshfield High School
Thirty-nine students in metal technology classes at Marshfield High School toured A&B Process Systems, V&H Heavy Truck, Stainless & Repair and Innovative Machine Specialists on April 18. Students learned about careers in manufacturing, employability skills and work-based learning opportunities, including Youth Apprenticeship. Noah Sconzert, a senior at MHS, said, "The field trip taught me what employers are looking for and about careers in manufacturing. I would like to work as a welder, so it was neat to see some places I could work. Manufacturing is an in-demand career in our area, so there are lots of opportunities."
Marshfield High School Principal Steve Sukwaty has announced Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2013 Excellence Scholarships were presented to Jennifer Kaiser and Laura Josephson, both seniors at Marshfield High School, at a recognition luncheon hosted April 7 by retired U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl.