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Last night the Southwest Dubois County School Board recognized a $1,000 grant from  Toyota Motor Manufacturing that was awarded to corporation Media Specialist teacher, Sarah Bardwell.  The grant will go towards a Southridge High School Makerspace.

Bardwell applied for the grant and had written that it would help support the media center in setting up a Makerspace that would include a hands-on working area for use of technical equipment.

Southwest Dubois Superintendent, Mike Eineman says the donations from Toyota as well as Farbest Foods will go a long ways towards the implementation and continuation of these and many other programs.

Also last night the Southwest Dubois board acknowledge many student achievements that ranged from a number of sectional team championships including wrestling, a Pocket Athletic Conference swimming championship, the Southridge Girls basketball team who captured the PAC Championship and of course a Tri-State Spelling Bee Champion.

Eineman announced that Tri-State Spelling Bee champion, Jaffet Cruz, an 8th grade student at Southridge Middle School will be traveling to Washington DC in May for the National Spelling Bee. Eineman says the board is proud of his and the many other triumphs by students throughout the corporation…

While the spelling bee sponsor will help with a portion of the cost it would take for the spelling bee champion and his family to travel to the nationals capital, Eineman also said that donations will be solicited to help Cruz make the trip to the national competition in Washington.

Also last night, the board accepted the resignation of Southridge Middle School  Principal, Annette Altmeyer.  Her resignation will take effect at the end of her current contract.


And finally the board recognized the corporation’s student’s of the month.

They include:

Holland Elementary second grade student Jaxson Flamion, Cameron Allen a fifth grader at Huntingburg Elementary, Southridge Middle School 6th grader Cory Abell, and Jade Jochem a senior at Southridge High School.

All four were presented awards of recognition last night.

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