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Night of awards: Seniors earn scholarships for college

May 23, 2012

The graduating class of 2012 at Wapakoneta High School earned nearly $2 million in scholarships from universities throughout the nation.

Award presenter Van Wright, assistant to the vice president for external relations at Bowling Green State University, handed out several scholarships to prospective Falcons, and while he spoke he gave the senior class a few pieces of advice.

13 retirees honored by school board

May 23, 2012

With more than 382 years of experience between them, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members recognized 13 employees  upon their retirement.

The retirees, including teachers, a technology specialist, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, a custodian, and a para-educator, received appreciation gifts from the Board during its regular meeting Tuesday.

“You’re leaving a big hole in the district,” school board member Ron Mertz told the retirees.

Jose plans to emulate father, wear medical coat

May 23, 2012

Wapakoneta High School senior Joseph Jose says he is very appreciative about moving to a small town at a very young age.

“I was very fortunate to be able to know a small town where I could have a relationship with everyone,” Jose said

Jose was born in Boston and lived in New York a short time before his family packed up and moved to Youngstown when his father, Mathew, went there for his residency for medical school. The Joses’ then moved to Wapakoneta just in time for Joseph to begin and finish his schooling in Wapakoneta.

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