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PHS To Graduate 49 On Sunday

The Pettisville Board of Education approved a list of 47 candidates for graduation at its Monday, May 13 meeting.

Mike Lane, high school principal, said he expected a 100% graduation rate again this year. Graduation is Sunday, May 26, 2:30 p.m.

Superintendent

In his report to the board, Steve Switzer, superintendent, said the district is working to keep language in the state budget that will save the district between $75,000 and $100,000 for the current fiscal year.

The budget passed by the House would reverse any negative effects on state aid due to the increase in value from the Rover Pipeline.

Jason Waldvogel, elementary principal, told the board that the second grade Consumer Fair on May 7 raised $1,539.27. The money will be donated to Allie Strong, a fund to help a Fayette student battling bone cancer.

Waldvogel also said this year’s Sweetheart Dance was a success, with 98 girls and their special guests attending. He said approximately 85% of those invited to attend made it to the event.

Field Day for the elementary was originally scheduled for Friday, May 17, at the Pettisville Park. Due to conditions, it was rescheduled for yesterday, Tuesday.

In his report, Lane mentioned the numerous events students had participated in recently, including that the National Honor Society sponsored Parents’ Night Out, Senior Volunteer Day at Sauder Village, and the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

He also praised students for their successes at the FFA State Convention, quiz teams qualifying for both state and national tournaments, and the FCCLA State Leadership Conference.

Science Day

At State Science Day, Jessica McWatters qualified to present her project at the International Science and Engineering Fair. She was in Phoenix, Ariz., presenting her project.

Lane also reviewed a lengthy list of upcoming events including the Pettisville talent show, a senior trip to Cedar Point, awards assembly, and commencement.– D.J. Neuenschwander