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Dignitaries

Grand Marshal

FRANK IS SUPERINTENDENT OF QUILCENE SCHOOL, STARTING IN THAT POSITION IN JULY OF 2018. HE DESCRIBED THE COMMUNITY AS FEELING LIKE EXTENDED FAMILY AND SAID HE HAD NOT EVER LIVED ANYWHERE WHERE PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE HERE.  HE HAS TAKEN THIS TO HEART, BECOMING ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY HIMSELF.  HE IS NOW FINISHING HIS PH.D. AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON.  HE SERVED AS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN TURKMENISTAN AND AS A MARYSVILLE, WA. PRINCIPAL.  HE HAS HAD A SOFT SPOT FOR THE OLYMPICS FOR A LONG TIME AND IS PLEASED TO BE HERE.

King & Queen

PATRICIA AND TREY BEATHARD.  PATRICIA IS THE SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCIPAL OF THE BRINNON SCHOOL DISTRICT.  TREY IS A COACH AS WELL AS PE AND US HISTORY TEACHER AT QUILCENE HIGH SCHOOL.  LIKE SUPERINTENDENT REDMON, THEY HAD A SOFT SPOT FOR THE OLYMPICS WHEN THEY STARTED HERE 5 YEARS AGO, SPENDING SUMMERS HERE FOR 20 YEARS WHILE TEACHING IN TEXAS.  BOTH COMMENTED HOW THEY ENJOY THEIR SCHOOLS.  PATRICIA DESCRIBED THE SMALL BRINNON SCHOOL AS A WONDERFUL SCHOOL FAMILY WHERE SHE ENJOYS WATCHING THE KIDS GROW AND MAKE PROGRESS.

Model Rangers

PATTY AND CHARLIE BAKER.  THIS IS A SPECIAL CATEGORY THIS YEAR TO RECOGNIZE LONG TIME QUILCENE SCHOOL EDUCATORS WHO RETIRED THIS YEAR WHO HAVE BEEN GREAT ROLE MODELS TO STUDENTS OVER THE YEARS.  PATTY WAS A PARA-EDUCATOR AND WAS HONORED AS THE CLASSIFIED STAFF PERSON OF THE YEAR FOR 2018-2019.  OVER THE YEARS, CHARLIE TAUGHT ALL THINGS SCIENCE AND SCIENCE-RELATED - BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, PSYCHOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, ETC.  HE SAID HE WILL MISS THE STUDENTS ENJOYING LEARNING AND PATTY AGREED THAT IT HAD ALL BEEN ABOUT THE KIDS.  ALL 4 OR THEIR KIDS ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM QUILCENE.  THEY LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING MORE TIME WITH FAMILY, INCLUDING GRANDKIDS WHO, TO THEIR DELIGHT, ENJOY LEARNING.

Citizens of the Year

BOB ROSEN AND SANDY PETERSON.  BOB IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE QUILCENE COMMUNITY CENTER AND SANDY OF THE BRINNON COMMUNITY CENTER.  WITH THE ABLE ADMINISTRATION OF BOB AND SANDY, THE CENTERS PROVIDE MANY NEEDED SERVICES AND SERVE AS GATHERING PLACES FOR MANY ACTIVITIES.    

Teacher of the Year

JIM WELLER.  QUILCENE SCHOOL NAMED JIM WELLER THE 2018-2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR.  JIM HAS BEEN TEACHING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL SINCE 1997, JUST STARTING HIS 23RD YEAR.  HE SAID HE LOVED TEACHING AT QUILCENE BECAUSE OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT GET BUILT IN TEACHING STUDENTS EACH YEAR AND BECAUSE OF THE CLOSE-KNIT SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY.  HE TEACHES MATH, NOTING ITS IMPORTANCE IN OPENING DOORS TO SO MANY CAREERS. 

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