Gemma Powell, your 2A state champion in discus
Gemma Powell won 5 out of the discus 7 competitions she competed in this year, and was 2nd and 3rd in the other two.
The 3rd place was in the St. Vrain invitational track meet we co-host with 94 teams represented and throwers from all over the state and all classifications. She won the Boulder County Track and Field Championships on April 16th, and she set the school record of 122′ 11″ at the Mile High League meet breaking Jolene Brown’s school record of 119′ 11″ set in 1980.
She was seeded 3rd at the State meet, and she ended up competing on Sunday morning, May 22, due to the weather delay from Friday’s storm. Her first throw was the 119′ 8″ mark that won the competition, and it seemed to get in the heads of the other throwers. The top seed, senior Lauren Herman from Holyoke, had thrown over 123′ four times during the season and had a best of 127′ 5″ on April 1st. She had a couple of warm-up throws over the 125′ line, but her best throw Sunday during the prelims and finals was her fifth effort of 118′ 10″, and sophomore Gemma Powell became a State Champion!
We’re really proud of her, and she and Coach Maguire had a great partnership this spring!
……………..Coach Mark Roberts, SVVSD, Lyons Middle-High School
Lyons Elementary School PTO, change of officers
Thank you to the PTO officers leaving this May 2022:
From left to right, Julie Adair – Vice President, Chastide Bolkovatz – President, Josie Wratten – Secretary, Heidi Dunn – Member-at-Large, Kate Schnepel – Communications Coordinator, Regan Bullers – Treasurer, Douglas Bell – Treasurer, Andrew Moore – Principal, Yelena Hughes – Volunteer Coordinator
Next years line up will be Julie Adair – president Chastidee Bolkovatz – volunteer coordinator, Josie Wratten – Secretary, Heidi Dunn – member at large, Amy Hartenstine – Communications coordinator, Reagan Bullers – treasurer, Yelena Hughes – vice president. ~~ We wish them success and wonderful memories.
Middle/High School Booster Club
Booster Club Website and Meeting Minutes:
Stacey Paznokas has revamped our website and it is CRAZY AMAZING! It is a work in progress and her goal is to have it operate as a “one stop shopping” place for Booster Club. Check it out:
EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS FOR 2022-2023:
We had our election earlier this month for next year’s Officers:
President: Audra Felt
Treasurer: Etta Sanders
Secretaries: Kim Malito and Allison Zema
VP of Bingo Operations: Judy Brownsberger
EXECUTIVE BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES as of April 2022: we are REALLY in need of help with some critical roles: Vice-President, Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Coordinator (to assist our FABULOUS Communications Liaison, Stacey Paznokas), a Treasurer in Training to take over for our WONDERFUL Etta Sanders in Fall 2023, and we are in immediate need of another person to join our “Team Concession” along Jenny Abernathy and Lynne Johann. You won’t find better people to work with!
With Gratitude: Brian Brookes (VP of Bingo Operations), Kari Basey (Vice-President), and Richelle Brown (Concessions) will be retiring at the end of this year. We are SO incredibly grateful to them for their service to Booster Club and beyond. Brian has been with Booster for the past 6 years, as both a Session Lead and then as VP. He has contributed in more ways than I could possibly list and has created a Bingo program that is rock solid. Kari has been our VP for the 2021-22 school year, and in classic “Kari-style” she has volunteered for everything and accomplished more than most of us do in 2 years. Richelle Brown has been working behind the scenes as our Bingo Supplies Buyer and Concessions Inventory Guru. Her attention to detail and dedication for a smooth-running machine have been so appreciated! I would also like to recognize Audra Felt, Judy Brownsberger, and Lynne Johann who have stepped into leadership roles for 2022-23!
Farewell and Thanks to School Staff: We would like to wish Dr. Smith the very best in her position at Erie Middle School and we’re so thankful for her collaborative work on so many booster-related projects. Personally, I am beyond indebted to Ann Cisar who has guided me as the LBC President for the last 6 years. Her support, wisdom, and complete dedication to the success of Booster Club (and our school) goes beyond description. Best wishes, Ann!
thanks to our Current Executive Board, Parent Representatives, and Bingo Leadership:
Kari Basey, Vice-President
Etta Sanders, Treasurer
Audra Felt, Concessions Manager/Buyer
Jenny Abernathy, Concessions Banker
Richelle Brown, Concessions Inventory
Kim Malito and Allison Zema, Secretaries
Stacey Paznokas, Communications Liaison
Maria Cross, Volunteer Coordinator
Leissa Pickering, Lions Wear
Brian Brookes, VP of Bingo Operations and Bingo Session Lead
Abby Wynja, Judy Brownsberger, Cheryl Denney, Drew Leino, Maria Cross, Becky Pepper-Martinez, Tanya Allen-Gaines, Meg Waters: Bingo Session Leads
Ann Cisar & Lori Herman, Booster Club Consultants and masterminds in all things Booster
Dr. Andrea Smith, Principal
Colleen Ford, Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
David Glover, Dean of Students
BINGO FUNDRAISER, every Sunday
Lions Signup Sheet
You need no experience to help with Bingo, except banker, book keeper, caller, and register. You can sign up to train for these positions on the link. We REALLY need more bankers and book keepers. If you have questions or comments, please contact our amazing VP of Bingo Operations, Brian Brookes at email@example.com
……………………….Alison Jennings, Booster Club President