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Kiwanis hears from new Prescott Administration

Prescott's High School Principal Dave Vortherms talks to Prescott Kiwanis about the changes at the High School Thursday, September 19 (Photo by Jason Schulte). 2 / 2

PRESCOTT--Prescott Kiwanis heard from new High School Principal Dave Vortherms and Vice Principal/Athletic Director Kyle Igou Thursday. Vortherms, who was previously vice principal/athletic director, succeeds David Bunn, who left to become high school principal in New Richland, Minn.

He talked about the school’s report cards, which were released last week, and also the new state-wide measures in place for the 2014-15 year. He also said another new school measure is administration dropping into teacher’s classrooms for about 10-15 minutes to get an evaluation.

Igou is new to the district after spending the last 10 years at River Falls.

“I’ve seen a lot of good things so far,” he said. “I know it was the right move.”

This is Igou’s first administration job and he explained the decision to move into administration revolved around timing. He went after Prescott, as he grew up in a community similar to Prescott and he knew Vortherms when he previously was athletic director. Igou previously coached at River Falls, but said he has no plans to at Prescott, at this time.

Prior to Vortherms and Igou speaking, sophomore Jennifer Burmood was named as Student of the Week. Nominated by Mrs. Whipple, Burmood has “a terrific attitude and gives 110 percent to her class work. She is genuinely concerned for others and treats everyone with respect.” The daughter of Steve and Janet, she enjoys running, basketball and cross country.

In addition, outgoing President Mike Bondarenko announced the new board of directors, effective Oct. 1. Phil Helgeson becomes president, Ken Knight is vice-president, while John Carlson and Julie Moe remain treasurer and secretary. Bondarenko also stated the Walk to Empower, a fundraiser for Turning Point, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at Freedom Park.

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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