12/14/2018 4:19:00 AM Jenkins Returns To School Board As Burgin Exits
Candy Burgin receives a plaque marking her two-term service on the School Board from Supt. Dr. Lory Morrow.
(Second Photo) Clerk of Court Fred Hatley administers the oath of office to Tony Jenkins. Re-elected board members Joan Avery and Todd Wulfhorst were also sworn in.
(Third Photo) Need a Christmas card? Kayla Dietz can design one for you--she was the Christmas Card Contest winner for the Lincoln County Schools, designing the card the local school system will send out this Christmas.
Wayne Howard Staff Writer
Tony Jenkins returned to a seat on the Lincoln County Board of Education Thursday night. Elected in November, Jenkins had served on the Board from 2000-2008 and again from 2012-2016, but left the Board a second time, choosing again not to seek re-election. When Candy Burgin announced she wouldn't run again after serving since 2010, Jenkins decided to file and beat two opponents in the November election.
A reception honoring Burgin was held prior to the meeting Thursday night, which had been rescheduled from earlier in the week due to weather.
Cathy Davis was a unanimous choice to succeed Mark Mullen as the chair of the Board. Heather Rhyne was chosen vice-chair getting four votes to three for Todd Wulfhorst for that position.
Thursday's meeting involved routine agenda items. Recognitions included West Lincoln High School student Kayla Dietz as the winner of this year's Christmas Card Contest. The contest involves students designing a Christmas card for use by the school system.
Three students were recognized as winners in their grade divisions in a Superintendent's Art Contest. Their works will be on display at the County Schools offices in the Commons Area until January 2020.
Carly Correll, a student at North Lincoln High School, was recognized as a winner of the Innovator Award for the first nine weeks of this school year.
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