Southern holds academic banquet

RACINE — Southern Local School District held its annual academic banquet to honor students who have made a commitment to academics. Southern honored 97 students.

The guest speaker was Bruce Wolfe, a Southern graduate who is retired from the Disney Company at Disney World, and owner of Wolfe Mountain Entertainment. Wolfe gave a speech about “not getting stuck in a set path” but taking advantage of the paths life gives you. He concluded with the poem, ‘The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

The meal was served by Southern Local High School teaching staff. Southern would like to thank it’s many sponsors for the evening. Principal Daniel Otto noted, “These businesses and individuals have made a commitment to excellence in our youth.” Thanks to Racine Home National Bank, Kim Romine and Forest Run Ready Mix, SHS Band Boosters, SHS Athletic Boosters, Southern Local Education Association, OAPSE 453, SES PTO, Carmel Sutton Church, Racine Baptist Church, People’s Bank, Roush Brothers Farm and Greenhouse, Farmers Bank, Darrel Norris & Son Greenhouses, Bob’s Market, Joyce Thoren & the late Pete Thoren, Linda Diddle, Bartee Photographers, RPG Management and Roush Contracting.

Academic Banquet Committee consisted of: Tony Deem,Daniel Otto, Russ Fields, Scott Wolfe, Beth Bay, Rachel Hupp, Andrea Wiseman, Tricia McNickle, Lori Sharp, Darren Jackson, Meg Guinther, Vicki Northup, Kevin Porter, and Kent Wolfe.