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Marathon County honors Excellence in Education

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MARATHON, Wis. (WSAW) – The Honoring Excellence in Education banquet returned in particular person Wednesday evening after two years of just about honoring Marathon County’s greatest and brightest highschool seniors.

Every highschool in the county has at the least two college students which can be honored, whereas Wausau West has three and D.C. Everest had 4.

“We’ve kind of followed the state academic excellence scholarship, and they give those out based on the number of students you have in your school,” mentioned Wausau West Principal Jeb Steckbauer.

Wausau West’s Izzy Sunby is likely one of the college students who earned the popularity. She says she has all the time needed to do her greatest academically, however the information that she was going to be honored got here as a shock.

“I was a little shocked, and very grateful because it is just such a fantastic opportunity to be recognized and to also recognize the educators that have made such a difference in our educations,” Sunby mentioned.

Ellise Markevitch remembers the day she and Izzy . . . Along with fellow scholar Sophie Wokatsch have been known as to the principal’s workplace to listen to the information.

“For a minute I thought, ‘Why am I getting called down here?’ I wasn’t sure, but with Izzy getting called down with me — well at least we’re in this together,” Markevitch mentioned.

Each scholar additionally will get to appoint somebody in their life that has impressed them all through their education.

“That could be a teacher that they have right now, could be a first grade teacher, could be a piano teacher, could be a coach,” Steckbauer mentioned.

Sunby nominated her Spanish trainer, and Markevitch selected her steering counselor.

Both Sunby and Markevitch plan to go to UW Madison subsequent 12 months. Sunby desires to be a diplomat, and Markevitch plans to review neurobiology.

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