Education Briefs for Jan. 16

Nominations sought for Pride in the Tiger Hall of Honor

Nominations for the Pride in the Tiger Foundation Hall of Honor are being accepted. The Class of 2019 inductees will be honored at a banquet, scheduled for April 13 at the Bello Cucina Restaurant in Marshall.

Every two years, the Pride in the Tiger Foundation inducts a new class of Hall of Honor recipients. The Foundation recognizes persons in the alumni, staff/faculty and community categories.

Alumni recipients are honored for distinguished lifetime achievements after their graduation from Marshall High School or Marshall Central Catholic High School.

Staff/faculty honorees are former employees of the Marshall School District who have not been employed by the district for five years and who exemplify educational excellence and a lifetime commitment to children.

Community honorees are selected for extraordinary contributions to Marshall schools and the youth of the community.

The honorees in 20017 were Bill Swope, faculty/staff; John Sterner, alumni; and Matt and Lori Coleman. community.

The Pride in the Tiger Foundation, formed in 1999, awards scholarships to graduating MHS students and financially supports educational initiatives in Marshall schools, both public and parochial. Last year, the Foundation granted $46,611.33 in Fund Use grants, and at the end of the academic year — at the senior banquet — awarded 158 scholarships to graduating Marshall High School seniors totaling $146,820.

A nomination form for this year’s Hall of Honor may be obtained from the district office, the Foundation website:, by email at, or by calling 507-929-2669, extension 1009.

Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 15, and should contain a brief resume of the nominee.

“Being selected to the Pride in the Tiger Foundation Hall of Honor is a great honor, and we want to solicit as many nominations as we can for all three categories,” said PIT Executive Director Janel Wartner.