OnFocus’ People of the Year 2020: Mark Cournoyer

There are so many people that stood out in 2020. For our list, we wanted to highlight people that made a difference locally. Nationally (and locally) frontline workers were truly the heroes of the year, but it’s hard to narrow down exactly whom to thank! So, to start, we want to thank everyone who made 2020 a little bit easier for the rest of us, whether it be in the medical field, grocery stores, transport trucks, or nonprofits. Thank you! Now onto the specifics…

OnFocus People of the Year 2020

Mark Cournoyer, Ag Teacher Extraordinaire

Agriculture is fundamental to Central Wisconsin and Auburndale teacher Mark Cournoyer makes the subject fun and informational for his students, including lessons like how to make maple syrup and how to process deer. Early this year, he was named a Crystal Apple recipient. Besides teaching students about all things agriculture, Cournoyer has played a role in countless fundraisers and extracurricular activities. This year, he was responsible for several creative initiatives, including the new Auburndale School Forest Sunflower Field, which raised $3,000 for Toys For Tots, and the new Pumpkin Glow. Through his role as Auburndale FFA advisor, he also helped coordinate more than 300 meals for 135 families in his district, while supporting local dairy farmers. Check out the OnFocus Podcast with Mark: http://www.onfocus.news/onfocus-podcast-mark-cournoyer/

Other 2020 recognitions:

Cheryl Lewis Hartl

Joe & Lyn Mueller

Morgan Gorst

Trisha Mayer

Megan Jasurda

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