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LL-H presents CCASB awards

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Superintendent Brad Codere presents a Copper Country Association of School Board award to senior Siona Beadouin on Monday.

ake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board presented three people with Copper Country Association of School Board awards at its meeting Monday night.

Twelfth-grader Siona Beaudoin received the Student Leadership Award. Beaudoin has been part of numerous extracurricular activities, including eCYBERMISSION, where she helped win a national title and the Life Sciences Poster Competition at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, where she finished third.

“Siona is a quiet leader who takes her academics very seriously, and is primed for much success beyond high school,” Superintendent Brad Codere said.

The School Service Award went to Peter Baril, community planning & preparedness director for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. Baril has worked with the district on safety measures throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten days before in-person class shut down last spring, Baril came to the district to show the custodial staff how to properly clean for COVID, Codere said. Baril was always available for questions, coming to the building when necessary and talking on the weekends, Codere said.

“We made it through some pretty hairy times the past year,” Codere said. “His knowledge, his insight, his calmness through the whole thing definitely helped us out.”

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Superintendent Brad Codere presents a Copper Country Association of School Board award to Peter Baril of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department on Monday..

The Outstanding Education Employee award went to third-grade teacher Beth Crouch.

“All teachers have high expectations for their students, and Beth is no different,” Codere said. “But I think what sets her apart is how determined she is to help her students meet those expectations. She works tirelessly at it, the likes of which I can’t say I’ve seen before. She has a special love and skill with teaching and writing that shows in the work of her students.”

In other action, the board:

– Established Sept. 7 as the first day of the 2021-22 school year.

– Heard a virtual presentation from Early College student Josh Suhonen.

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Superintendent Brad Codere presents a Copper Country Association of School Board award to third-grade teacher Beth Crouch (bottom right) on Monday.

– Heard public comment from district parent Rachel Griffin, who was concerned about the COVID-19 antigen testing mandate for athletes.

– Approved the reconfirmation of the district’s COVID-19 learning plan.

– Approved the 2020-21 scholarship awards as presented by the Board of Education Scholarship Committee.

– Designated Jennifer Beaudette as the electoral representative and Patricia Burton as the alternate representative for the June 7 biennial election of the Copper Country Intermediate School District.

– Approved the CCISD proposed budget for 2021-22.

– Accepted the letter of resignation from Halli Lindley from her food service position.

– Accepted the letter of resignation from Lorna Beauchamp from her paraprofessional position.

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