Columbus East names library after pioneer principal

The library at Columbus East High School is now named after the school’s first principal. In a ceremony last night, the Bartholomew Consolidated School board agreed to name the library after the school’s first principal LeRoy Nelson.

Mark Newell, the school’s current principal, praised those who blazed the trail for the new school and laid a strong foundation.

Principal Mark Newell

Former principal Bill Jensen pointed out that all five of the school’s principals were on hand for the ceremony and all of the principals still live in the area.

BCSC also appointed its new school board officers including Dr. Jill Shedd who will serve as board president this year, Rich Stenner as vice president and Polly Verbanic as secretary.