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Dumermuth awarded Kohl Fellowship Award

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Dumermuth awarded Kohl Fellowship Award
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Curt Dumermuth has become the sixth Ellsworth High School teacher in the last 16 years to receive The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award.

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Dumermuth has taught at Ellsworth for 24 years in the areas of math, science and physics, and 34 years overall. He received the award March 31 at a banquet in Chippewa Falls.

"I'm very pleased with this," he said. "It's nice to be recognized for your individual efforts. It's also a bonus for the school to have their teachers recognized."

The mission of the foundation is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated superior ability to inspire love of learning in their students, motivated others and have provided commendable service both inside and outside the classroom.

Dumermuth will get a check for $1,000 and the high school will also receive a $1,000 check to be used at his discretion.

With the money, he plans to have a more prominent spot within the high school to highlight graduates who are entering mathematics and science fields in college.

"It's used as a motivational tool for other students to go into math and science," he said.

Dumermuth joins Dave Kastberg in 1991, Beth McLeod in 1994, Leona Johnson in 1996, Julie Graber in 2002 and Mark Stoesz last year as EHS teachers to receive the award. He was the varsity boys basketball coach at Ellsworth for 17 years and now coaches pole vault, boys and girls middle school basketball.

Dumermuth and wife Judy, who works at Village Pharmacy in Ellsworth, have two children: Jacy, an actor who lives in Los Angeles, and Brent, a doctor in Madison.

Ironically, Dumermuth becomes the second member of the family to receive the fellowship award, as his son received the student selection in 1996.

Dumermuth has taught at Ellsworth for 24 years in the areas of math, science and physics, and 34 years overall. He received the award March 31 at a banquet in Chippewa Falls.

"I'm very pleased with this," he said. "It's nice to be recognized for your individual efforts. It's also a bonus for the school to have their teachers recognized."

The mission of the foundation is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated superior ability to inspire love of learning in their students, motivated others and have provided commendable service both inside and outside the classroom.

Dumermuth will get a check for $1,000 and the high school will also receive a $1,000 check to be used at his discretion.

With the money, he plans to have a more prominent spot within the high school to highlight graduates who are entering mathematics and science fields in college.

"It's used as a motivational tool for other students to go into math and science," he said.

Dumermuth joins Dave Kastberg in 1991, Beth McLeod in 1994, Leona Johnson in 1996, Julie Graber in 2002 and Mark Stoesz last year as EHS teachers to receive the award. He was the varsity boys basketball coach at Ellsworth for 17 years and now coaches pole vault, boys and girls middle school basketball.

Dumermuth and wife Judy, who works at Village Pharmacy in Ellsworth, have two children: Jacy, an actor who lives in Los Angeles, and Brent, a doctor in Madison.

Ironically, Dumermuth becomes the second member of the family to receive the fellowship award, as his son received the student selection in 1996.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 
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