By Janie Southard
Fort Recovery Elementary School student council has received a national community service award, one of only two schools in the state to receive the National Elementary Principals Award for 2004.
Student council members and adviser Brenda Kaup attended the board of education meeting Tuesday night and received accolades from board members and district administrators.
"Our whole idea last year was to look for acts of kindness outside ourselves as well as to serve the people who voted us onto council. The three projects submitted for the award all served to show how we need to take responsibility for ourselves and to help others," Kaup said following the meeting.
The three projects included a community project, a building project and a climate project.
For community, the students completed various service projects to earn $700 for Harbor House in Celina. For the school building project they worked with the middle school student council in selling Hawaiian leis, the proceeds donated to the family of Brittany Young, their fellow student who died with leukemia. "The climate project had to do with nominating a citizen of the month, which could be other students, teachers, bus drivers and so forth. The council did not know the nominee's name just a list of his/her accomplishments," Kaup said. "So they discussed why certain traits and qualities are important and why certain things are better than others."
Athletic Director Barb Sautbine visited the board meeting providing members with an overview of her department's goals.
She noted ticket prices at the gate for the coming year are $5, up $1 over last year. Pre-sale price for football gives students a break at $4 each.
Senior citizens age 65 and older may ask for a senior citizen ticket for free admission to all home sporting events.
"That is general admission only. If any senior wants reserved seating, they would have to pay admission," Treasurer Dennis Ontrop said following the meeting.
The school also offers super tickets, which are good for any school sport that has admission fees. Price is $125 for adults and $75, students.
Board members approved supplemental contracts for the following personnel: Brad Evers, boys' gold coach; Marie Osterholt, head softball coach; Aaron Vaughn, head baseball coach; Jamie Smith, color guard instructor; Marge Dilworth, SADD adviser; and Robert Perkeybile, scholastic bowl adviser.
Still needed is a freshman coach for boys' basketball.