The Washington C.H. City School Board honored senior Max Knisley with a plaque during Monday night’s meeting for his performance at the state golf tournament.
Knisley, coached by Shannon Bartruff, tied for 34th place out of 72 golfers with a two-day total of 170 on 36 holes. Knisley was one of 12 individuals from around Ohio to qualify to the Division II State tournament held on Oct. 16 and 17.
“It’s great that each season I think we’ve had an athlete that gets recognized for being in a state tournament,” said Superintendent Matthew McCorkle. “Max keeps that streak alive with us. On behalf of the Washington City Schools Board of Education, I’m very proud of you for what you’ve accomplished. You are privileged to get to have done this twice.”
“It was a really good experience, but I was really cold,” said Knisley. “Halfway through it, I was playing so bad that I really didn’t want to be there anymore, but then my wonderful coach reminded me that I needed to look around and appreciate the moment, because I got there. I want to thank him for that, and you all for this. Thank you.”
In other business, the school board accepted $3,000 in donations that will be divided amongst the middle school choir, the Illumination Project, the athletic department, the football camp fund, and the boys basketball camp fund. This included an annual donation from New Sabina Industries.
The board also accepted over $303,000 in funding from the Auditor of State.
All school districts in Ohio are required to file a five-year financial forecast by Oct. 31 and May 31 in each fiscal year. The five-year forecast includes three years of actual and five years of projected general fund revenues and expenditures.
During Monday night’s meeting, treasurer Becky Mullins gave the board a presentation of the five-year forecast for their approval.
This week, according to McCorkle’s report, is transportation week. The school district recently put GPS devices on all buses to help with navigation and any outside complaints.
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