|Otsego board recognizes student-athlete A.J. Digby|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 09 November 2013 08:56|
TONTOGANY - Otsego High School student A. J. Digby was praised for his accomplishments at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Games Junior Championships, held in Puerto Rico this summer.
Digby, a sophomore at Otsego High School, received recognition at the school board's monthly meeting on Tuesday.
The double below-the-knee amputee won two gold medals at the games, one in the discus - in which he set an American and world junior record with a throw of 100-0, and another in shot put. He also earned a silver medal in the 100 meters, a bronze medal in the 400 meters, and placed fourth in the long jump.
He additionally runs track and plays golf for Otsego High School.
In other business, the board:
• Approved the hiring of Otsego fifth-grade teacher Mark Nofziger as the district's junior varsity baseball coach.
• Heard that they have received $100,000 in federal Race to the Top money. This is the fourth year of that grant.
• Heard that a few rows of the football stadium bleachers on the visitors' side will need to be replaced. The bleachers were reportedly damaged during the recent Bowling Green/Otsego football game. Fans had apparently been bouncing on the bleachers during the game, causing the damage.
• Voted 4-1 to approve the Otsego Teacher Evaluation Policy. Board President Mark Tolles was the lone "no" vote.
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