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Friends of Education

 

The Friends of Education Program is sponsored by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force and recognizes volunteer efforts throughout the state. Nominations are solicited in five categories:
1) School Volunteer
2) Community Leader
3) Community/Civic Organization
4) Business/Partner Activities
5) Public Sector Institution

 

Newton Public Schools has recognized the following businesses, groups & individuals for their contributions to the USD 373 community:

 

2021
  School Volunteer Erica Edwards
  Business/Partner  Mid Kansas Cooperative (MKC)
2020
  Due to COVID-19, USD 373 did not recognize any Friends of Education in May of 2020.
2019
  Business/Partner  Excel Industries
(Darrin Hiebert)
  Community/Civic Koerner Heights Church
(Pastor David Froese)
  Community/Civic Trinity Heights United Methodist Church
(Pastor Donna Voteau)
2018
  Business/Partner Norm's Coffee Bar
(Tami Lakey)
  School Volunteer Kaylene Dicken
  School Volunteer Carolyn Penner
  Business/Partner

Millennium Machine & Tool
(Kris Wondra)

  School Volunteer Wendy Harris
  School Volunteer Dr. Charles Craig
  School Volunteer Dr. Richard Glover
  School Volunteer Dr. Jennifer Koontz

2017

  Business/Partner Workforce Development Center
(Tucker Allen, Deb Scheibler & Warren Scott)
  Business/Partner Kemper Sports/Sand Creek Station
(Chris Touhey)
  Business/Partner Harvey County United Way
(Tina Payne)
  Business/Partner Shelter Insurance
(John Hosford)
  Business/Partner Carter's Clothing Store
2016
  Business/Partner Budde Enterprises
2015
  Community Leader Sharon Allen
  Community/Civic Jill Gatz
  School Volunteer Stacey Musser
  School Volunteer Maddy Black    
2014
  School Volunteer Stacey Musser
  Community Leader David Nygaard
  Community Leader Carol Sue Stayrook-Hobbs
2013
  School Volunteer Amie Busenitz (Hv Co. Extention) 
  School Volunteer  Lester Limon
  School Volunteer Maureen Entz
  Community/Civic  Charles Olson Scholarship Fund
  Community/Civic Newton Treble Clef Club
  Business/Partner Newton Medical Center
  Business/Partner NMC/Project SEARCH
  Business/Partner Newton Walmart/Aaron Rohr
  Business/Partner Newton Walmart/Michael Haskew
  Business/Partner Horizon Milling, Cargill
  Business/Partner Newton Medical Center
2012
  Partnership Activity Harvey County Farm Bureau Assoc 
  Public Sector  Harvey County Health Department
  School Volunteer Sue Harper
2011
  Partnership Activity Mid Kansas Cooperative Association 
  School Volunteer NormOeding/Janzen Family Farms
  Private/Public Prairie Harvest
2010
  Community Leader Dan Heinze, Jr.
  Community/Civic Newton Recreation Center
  Partner Activity Bethel College Education Program
  Private/Public  Little Caesar’s of Newton
2009
  School Volunteer Mary Karst
  Community Leader Amy Mitchell
  Private/Public Newton Medical Center
  Community/Civic Circle of Friends
  Partner Activity  Peace Connections
2008
  School Volunteer  Lael Seymour
  Community Leader Walter Claassen
  Community/Civic KIDS Committee
  Partner Activity Newton Public Library
  Private/Public Wendy’s
2007
  School Volunteer Brad Marshall
  Community/Civic Big Bros/Sister - Harvey Co.
  Private/Public Newton Wal-Mart
  Partner Activity Newton Fire Dept
2006
  School Volunteer Dennis LeFevre
  Community Leader Detective LT. T. Walton
  Community/Civic Newton Rotary Club
  Partner Activity City of Newton
  Private/Public Dillons Store No. 24
2005
  School Volunteer Brett Gesell
  Partner Activity The Newton Kansan
2004
  School Volunteer Karen Dudte
  Community Leader Willis Heck
  Private/Public Hutchinson Comm. College
  Partner Activity Midland National Bank
2003
  School Volunteer Susan Bretches
  Community/Civic Newton Chamber of Commerce
2002
  --------------------------(No Records)-----------------------------
2001
  School Volunteer Stephen Biddle
  Community Leader Jody Meier
  Private/Public Midland National Bank
  Community/Civic Bethel College Mennonite Church
2000
  Private/Public Newton Pizza Hut
1999
  School Volunteer Peg Carden
  Private/Public Newton Fire & EMS
1998
  School Volunteer Carolyn Yoder
  Community Leader Officer Jan McCloud
  Private/Public Druber Donut Shop
1997
  Community Leader Mary McDonald
  Private/Public Anderson Healthcare
1996
  School Volunteer Cindy Phillips
  Private/Public The Newton Kansan
  Community/Civic School Improvement Bond Committee
(No record of USD 373 participation prior to 1996)