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CCR-1 Teacher Dies Unexpectedly

By Mike Scott

Clark County R-1 students and staff are mourning the death of a popular high school teacher.

Kari Wright, a ten-year teacher for the district, died unexpectedly Monday morning, May 17. Wright was the high school Art teacher, as well as Art Club and Yearbook sponsor.

According to CCR-1 Superintendent Ritchie Kracht, counselors went room to room at the high school Monday morning to notify students and staff of Wright’s death. Extra counselors were brought in from Scotland County, and students have been allowed to visit with the counselors throughout the day.
Students organized a prayer for Wright in the school’s gym.

“At the request of the students, we allowed those who wanted to attend the prayer. It was completely organized and run by the students,” Kracht said.
“We’ve just been trying to get through the day,” Kracht said

 Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in
Kahoka with the family meeting with friends from 5 – 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the Clark County R-1 High
School in Kahoka with Pastor Orlie Yoder and Pastor Tim Roller

Clark County R-1 schools will release early on Thursday afternoon.

Other schedule changes:
Baccalaureate will be moved from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday night.  Special persons day a Black Hawk will be moved to Monday, May 24.  The high school band concert scheduled for Thursday night will be moved to Tuesday, May 25, and combined with the Middle School concert, beginning at 6:30 at the high school.