Each year the Foundation’s Board of Directors awards the Legacy Award which is presented to a citizen or organization that shows exemplary support and commitment to the Foundation’s goal to enhance education with dedication to our community of learners. The 2017 Legacy Award was presented to Dave Mertes. Dave taught business courses at WSHS for 35 years. He stayed an additional 8 years and helped out in the Athletics and Activities office. He volunteered more hours than can be counted with the Booster Club and served as Treasurer for the last 9 years. He was a key member in raising funds and realizing the dream of the “Wall of Champions” at the WSHS, served on the Foundation for WAPS Board of Directors for six years and remains active on the Foundation for WAPS Alumni Committee. It is with the great support of such wonderful people, like Dave, who keep enriching and enhancing education for our students. Congratulations to Dave Mertes for the Foundation for WAPS 2017 Legacy Award.
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Every dollar donated to the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools will go towards grants and programs that will enrich the lives of students across the city.