The District 88 Employee Recognition Banquet was held Wednesday evening in New Ulm. The annual event recognizes a District 88 employee from each school campus. Jefferson Elementary School’s employee of the year was Guidance Counselor Katie Martens. For Washington Elementary School it was 4th-grade teacher Heidi Rewitzer, and the New Ulm High School Teacher of the Year is family and consumer science teacher Jill Curry. Others District 88 recognitions included: Outstanding Lay Educator of the Year Devin Nelson, Bus Driver of the Year to the late Ken Howk, Support Person of the Year was given to Gail Boe, and presented the New Eagle Award was 3rd-grade teacher Travis Raske. Several Jefferson Media Center volunteers were honored as well, along with all upcoming District 88 retirees, including Superintendent Harold Remme.