New Fairbury school board member sworn in Monday, officer team assembled

New Fairbury school board member sworn in Monday, officer team assembled
Fairbury High School board vice president Sharon Ebke (left) gives newest board member Johnathan Winter (right) the oath of office on Monday night.

FAIRBURY, NE – The Fairbury school board held its first meeting of the 2019 calendar year Monday night at the ’47 Building Conference room.

The first order of business was swearing in the newest board member, Jonathan Winter, who was elected to the board during the mid-term elections this past November.

The board then moved to nominate Barry Schwab as its president. Schwab proceeds Vickie Banahan as the board’s president. The vice president is Sharon Ebke (reappointed), and the secretary will be Jacie Milius (reappointed).

Donna Shultz was reappointed as the board’s treasurer, while Jill Davis was reappointed as recording secretary. Faribury superintendent Stephen Grizzle was appointed as acting secretary.

Student board member, senior Isaac Robertson, was also present Monday night to give a thorough review of recent student activities at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High, noting the Jeffs girls’ basketball recent hot streak.

Fairbury most recently topped Auburn, 47-39 in overtime on the road Friday night. After the starting the season 2-6, the Lady Jeffs are currently on a six-game winning streak.

Fairbury also participated its first speech meet of the season at Adams Central on Jan. 5. Of the 11 members on the team, four came away with medals at the meet – two varsity and two novice.

One new student club that’s in the works at Fairbury is a “ukulele club.” Jr./Sr. High principal Nicholas Kroon says he’s noticed a number of students playing the instrument lately.

“You hear kids playing it at lunch, and it’s really pretty soothing,” Kroon commented Monday.

The board will meet again at the ’47 Building on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

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