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A celebration of community: Niwot Elementary marks 50 years


April 12, 2017

Photo by Bruce Warren The Cougar Choir performed with “Dr. Banjo” Pete Wernick during the anniversary under the direction of Abby Madrey, accompanied by Pauline Solderholm.

Niwot Elementary was hoping for good weather for the school’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, and Saturday, April 8, turned out to be a perfect sunny spring day.

“It was so important to be outside today because where you’re sitting is Ward Field,” principal Nancy Pitz told the audience of past and present Niwot Elementary staff, students, and families as she introduced the field’s namesake and the celebration’s keynote speaker, Terri Ward.

Ward was a fifth grade student at Niwot Elementary when the school opened in 1967, and laterworked as the school’s PE teacher for many year...

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