Royalton High School

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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Nicole Kunkel’s zest for life impacted countless people By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Courage, grace and dignity are words that express Nicole Kunkel’s determination to live life to the fullest and her strength in the face of cancer’s blows. Kunkel taught middle school English in Royalton. She was diagnosed with primary breast cancer and secondary liver [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   Royalton High School is ready to integrate the district’s sixth graders into the high school building as they also prepare to welcome eight new teachers to the school. Four of the new staff members are first-year teachers, although two of those have experience as substitute teachers. Science teacher Kelcie Tschida [...]

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The Greater Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) recently had its annual art contest. Carol Cassman, the representative from the Royalton chapter and central region, brought works from Royalton High School (RHS) students and came back with these first place award winners and the following words to describe the contest. “This year we had over 80 [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com Although Bowlus is quite a contrast from Santander, a city on the north coast of Spain, Elena Odriozola is enjoying her life in rural Minnesota. More than anything else, it is the food here that is so different from what Odriozola is used to. Her favorite menu item so far [...]

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