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Lincoln Grad Novak Named Chamber Champion

Congratulations to 2005 Lincoln alumnus and Manitowoc Ald. Jeremiah Novak for winning the local chamber's "Champion Award" for his efforts to improve downtown Manitowoc.

Novak received the award Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Chamber of Manitowoc County's 101st annual award dinner at the Holiday Inn.

Novak helped with establishing the "Grow it Forward Site" for the community built garden; planting flower pots and distributing them from downtown Manitowoc to the SS Badger dock; and sitting on the steering committee for the Lakeshore Balloon Glow. He also paved the way for an outdoor ice rink in Burger Park and created the Ice on Eighth event.

Read much more about Novak's civic and governmental service in Tuesday's HTR article.


Courtesy of Herald Times Reporter: Novak receives award

MPSD Athletes in Citrus Bowl Halftime Show

Citrus Bowl halftime performanceCongratulations to Kelsey Czaplewski (LHS senior), Rayen Hang (Washington Jr. High freshman) and Courtney Gomm (2017 LHS graduate) for their selection and performance at the January 1, 2018 Citrus Bowl "All-American Halftime Show."

The students tried out last summer and were selected among the High School Cheer, Dance, Color Guard and Baton athletes from 43 other states.

The trio worked very hard on their own time learning choreography for the show and rehearsed at Orlando for 10 hours with the entire cast. We are very PROUD of these athletes, their accomplishments and hard work! #ShipsPride


Kelsey Czaplewski, Rayen Hang, Courtney Gomm

Alum Presents Violin Recital at Silver Lake

2013 Lincoln High alumnus and Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra violinist Jeffrey Erdman will present his senior violin recital Friday, Jan. 5 at Silver Lake College.

The 7 p.m. recital, which is free and open to the public, will feature pieces by composers Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jean-Baptiste Accolay and Fritz Kreisler. Erdman has been playing violin for 13 years. He is studying choral, general and instrumental music education at Silver Lake. Read more about Erdman in the Herald Times Reporter.

LHS Grad Comes Home to Teach at Lincoln

After earning a college degree in just three and a half years, Lainey Braun is returning to her home town to teach special education at her alma mater.

Lainey Braun graduated from UW-Stevens Point on Dec. 16 with a degree in Special Education and Chancellor’s Leadership Award. On Jan. 21, she will become an official member of the teaching staff at Lincoln High School where she has served as an intern this fall. She loves to help special education students.

"Working with them means I am a teacher, counselor, nurse, mom and listening ear, all wrapped into one," she said in this UW-Stevens Point article. "This job is absolutely the best."

mpsd-nation-braun.jpgShe was offered positions in other school districts but she wanted to work for Manitowoc Public Schools - the place where her high school advanced placement credits helped allow her to graduate from college a semester early. Braun's brother is a senior at LHS so she has had the chance to see and interact with him in school.

"I’m still getting used to calling my former teachers by their first names," she said.

READ the full UW-Stevens Point article

Thanks Lainey for returning home and making a difference for our youth!