Fisher grad elected state FFA president


SPRINGFIELD — The new Illinois state FFA president is a Fisher resident.

Sophia Hortin, a recently graduated member of the Fisher High School chapter, was elected at the Illinois FFA Association state convention Thursday morning.

She becomes the seventh female Illinois FFA president in the association’s history.

RTHS second-semester honor roll released

RANTOUL — Second semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year has been released at Rantoul Township High School.

New academy campus to be dedicated

RANTOUL — The public will have an opportunity to view the new Lincoln’s Challenge Academy campus as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Saturday, June 16.

The noon ceremony will be followed by tours of the facility, located at 301 Dodge Ave. on the former grounds of Chanute Air Force Base.

Hortin named Farm Credit ag scholar

Sophia Hortin of Fisher was recognized as one of 30 members of the class of 2018 Farm Credit agriculture scholars during a luncheon at Farm Credit Illinois in Mahomet last week.

College notes

BOURBONNAIS — Two area students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University.

They are Tanner McLain of Gifford and Emily Sommer of Foosland.

Bricker overcomes disease to excel

RANTOUL — Forrest Bricker was a big, strapping boy when he was born — 9 pounds 11 ounces and 21 inches long.

He continued to grow at a normal rate until sixth grade. Then the growing stopped.

Intestinal problems also surfaced.

Ludlow, St. Malachy, Fisher honor rolls released

LUDLOW — Fourth quarter honor roll has been released at Ludlow Grade School.

Second grade
Honors — Brianna Hodge, Annabell Rogers and Magali Sicajan-Corona

Third grade
High honors — Elizabeth Fultz and Cheyanne Zook
Honors — Caleb Bradbury and Kaylee Van Horn

Fourth grade
High honors — Kylie Van Horn
Honors — Jordan Davis and Cameron Hardin

Fisher Grade School summer library hours set

FISHER — The Parents In Education organization at Fisher Grade School will sponsor the summer library program again this year.  

The grade school library will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Summer library will begin on Tuesday, June 12, and end Thursday, July 26, and is for Fisher students of preschool age through outgoing sixth-graders.

Woods named Eater principal/bilingual director

RANTOUL — Rantoul J.W. Eater Junior High has a new voice to lead it.

Dr. Scott Woods has been named Eater’s principal and bilingual director, replacing Ryan Green, who resigned in April after serving as Eater’s principal for four years.

RTHS Life Skills students to get new classroom

RANTOUL — During summer break, a Rantoul Township High School classroom will be transformed into a space where special-needs students can learn everyday life skills.

“This is a curriculum these kids really need,” Superintendent Scott Amerio said.

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