Royalton High School

Juniors Haley Olson and Zachary Carlson have been selected as this year’s Royalton High School ExCEL winners. The ExCEL award, which stands for excellence in community, education and leadership, is a recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities and are model citizens. Every member […]

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Jesse Popp, son of Russell and Karla Popp of Rice, was recently named Royalton High School (RHS) October Artist of the Month. “I guess I’m a small town farmboy who doesn’t act like one when I’m at school or around my friends,” said Popp. “I grew up on a family farm and live in the […]

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Inventory stocked by Becker Screen Printing of Pierz  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Royalton students, parents and other community members now have a place to purchase logowear that shows their school and community support — the Lion’s Den store in the high school. “I was always being asked by people about how to get clothing,” said […]

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Ciara Kowalczyk, daughter of Dan and Beth Kowalczyk, has been named the Student of the Month for October by Royalton High School (RHS) faculty. Kowalczyk is active in National Honor Society, FFA, Student Council, track and field and Just for Kix dance. As captain of the cross country team, “She has a gift for keeping […]

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Royalton graduate works on variety of projects, receives education award   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Not being sure of what she wanted to do after her graduation from Royalton High School in 2012, Hope Cimenski remembered hearing about her cousin’s experiences with AmeriCorps. “I thought it would be a great opportunity to see […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   After attending a Ramp-Up to Readiness™ workshop in Minneapolis early this month, Royalton Middle/High School Principal Joel Swenson is convinced of the need for the program in Royalton. “Very few workshops have ever left me thinking, ‘This is exactly what we need,’” he said. “Ramp-Up to Readiness is one […]

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Activity open to students and community members   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Royalton physical education (PE) instructor Ryan Marwitz thought a rock climbing wall would be a cool thing to have in Royalton. He had enjoyed rock and cliff climbing in high school. That vision is now a reality, with the wall in […]

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Erin Makela back in Minnesota after jobs in Kosovo and Venezuela   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   After teaching English for two years in Kosovo and one year in Venezuela, Erin Makela is back in Minnesota doing something she loves: teaching English to middle school-age students. She majored in elementary education and minored in […]

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Students from Thailand and Norway make themselves at home in Bowlus  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer  For the fourth year, Tom and Joan Fussy have welcomed exchange students into their home and into their hearts. The newest members of their worldwide family are Nantanut “Song” Kittiekkachai from Bangkok, Thailand and Synne Titlestad from Bergen, Norway. […]

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