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Greendale Person of the Year Runners Up

While Greendale Cheer Coach Tina Zamjahn won this year, we did have a number of note worthy nominations that include former Superintendent William Hughes, Dave Bauer and Mark Bucko.

Patch had fantastic nominations this year for Greendale Person of the Year. The honor went to 30-year Greendale High School Coach Tina Zamjahn. However, we did have a number of great nominations that are note worthy.

William Hughes:

People from all over Greendale can agree that Hughes did an amazing job during his 15-year position as Superintendent. 

Hughes served the district as superintendent since 1996 and left the district to work as Director of Leadership Development with Schools That Can Milwaukee.

“Serving as Superintendent of the Greendale Schools has been a great honor and a defining part of my life,” Hughes said in an April release. “I have been proud of my contributions to the long tradition of success in the Greendale Schools.”

A Patch user commented, "Our loss, Milwaukee's gain. Dr. Hughes you are a part of our family here in Greendale. Well wishes from two of your biggest fans."

Dave Bauer:

Dave, a 32-year Greendale resident, is one of the original members of the Public Celebrations 75th Anniversary Committee and a former Greendale Trustee. 

Using his experience from organizing the 50th Anniversary Celebration, Bauer helped organize a team that worked tirelessly on fundraisering for this year's celebration.

"It was his personal dedication and determination that kept the team focused," said committee member David Miller. "Because of the efforts of his team, many exciting 75th Celebration events will be possible."

Bauer says his inspiration for his work on the 75th Committee comes from "seeing the end result and knowing through the hard work of myself and the rest of the Public Celebrations Committee we were able to pull off a great event."

Mark Bucko:

Who doesn't like guy who buys rounds at Ray & Dots! Bucko was nominated for being a great guy who continues to buy those rounds at the bar. 

Norman Rockwell Statue:

Last but not least, Mr. Norman Rockwell. 

Norman came into the Village Center this past summer.The sculpture of the 20th century illustrator, located on the southeast corner of Broad Street and Northway, was approved by the Greendale Village Board.

Roy Reiman, owner of Grandhaven, has said the sculpture — which was privately paid for — has the potential to attract more visitors to the Village Center.

Danny Noonan December 27, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Bucko buying a round at Ray & Dot's? Haven't experienced that yet; however definitely a worthy candidate and a great guy!

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