Former Rice Lake man honored for educational leadership | Subscriber

Marathon High School Principal David Beranek, formerly of Rice Lake, recently received two accolades as he was named the 2021 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal of the Year and the Association’s Director of the Year. of Wisconsin School Administrators.

The Herb Kohl Education Foundation Scholarships, Teachers, and Leadership Scholarship Program Selection Committee recently announced 317 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for Wisconsin students, teachers and principals . Bursaries in the amount of $ 6,000 will be awarded to 101 teachers, 16 principals and their schools, and bursaries of $ 10,000 will be awarded to 200 high school graduates.

Recipients of merit scholarships, scholarships and leadership awards are selected by a statewide committee made up of civic leaders and representatives from education-related associations and co-sponsors of the program. : The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), Regional Co-operative Educational Services Agencies (CESA), Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, and Wisconsin Homeschool Parents Association. The scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, have shown outstanding initiative in the classroom and have shown great promise for success in college and beyond, but have yet to receive any further scholarships. .

“We are delighted that during such a tumultuous time in education, Wisconsin students, teachers, principals and schools are being recognized for their dedication to education and learning,” said Chris Cody, Chairman of the Board of Directors of WCRIS.

The Kohl Foundation scholarship and scholarship program was established by philanthropist and businessman Herb Kohl in 1990. Since then, the foundation has awarded nearly $ 25 million to educators, principals, students and schools across the country. Wisconsin.

“Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation. I am very proud of the accomplishments of these students, teachers and principals and look forward to the great contributions they will make in the future, ”said Kohl.

Janice G. Ball