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Bolivar High School 2020 graduates walk the stage to receive their diplomas during BHS’s graduation ceremony Sunday, June 28, on the soccer field. Find more photos from all Polk County graduations in the upcoming BH-FP graduation special section, set to be inserted in the Saturday, July 18, issue.

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Years ago, when Emily McDougal’s grandfather introduced her to welding, something about her felt instantly bonded to the act of bonding metals together with heat. 

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The Bolivar R-1 school district issued the oath of office to four members who recently won election Tuesday, June 16. 

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Bolivar High School recently released its fourth-quarter honor roll. According to a school news release, the following students earned spots on the list:

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Jenna Roberts, daughter of Sherry and Denton Roberts, and Ryan Cohen, son of Lori and Eric Cohen, were named student Rotarians for the month of May, according to a Bolivar High School news release.

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For Bolivar R-1 board of education president Paula Hubbert, the board’s biggest, most important recent decision came not during the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but in February 2017, when it hired superintendent Tony Berry.

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ETHAN HATLEY recently received a gift certificate for a new bike for 100% attendance at the Exceptional Pupil Cooperative. Hartley is a Fair Play High School senior.   

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CHEYANNE PAULIE GRACE POTERBIN, a graduating senior at Halfway High School, has won the $1,000 Halfway Farmer’s Exchange Scholarship. 

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In honor of National Skilled Nursing Care Week earlier this month, Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility focused on the week’s theme —“sharing our wisdom” — by writing messages to this year’s high school seniors. 

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Bolivar R-1 fifth-graders celebrate their graduation from the district’s D.A.R.E. drug prevention program Thursday, May 21.

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Last fall, Bolivar High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC squadron earned its best ever unit inspection, receiving the highest grade attainable and exceeding 22 areas of a 54-point evaluation by inspectors from Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jayden Lippincott, daughter of Tammy and Dwayne Lippincott, and Jackson Bowes, son of Amy and Mark Bowes, were named student Rotarians for April.

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Local businesses are waving banners of support, literally, for Bolivar High School’s 2020 graduating class. According to mayor Chris Warwick, Liberty Utilities, Polk County Electric and  his company, Warwick Electric, partnered to hang 166 banners, purchased by Liberty, to honor this year’s …