Industrial Technology Award
The 2011 Paul Foster Memorial Student
of the Year in Industrial Technology at Onekama High School has been
awarded to senior Paul Cunningham.
Onekama Consolidated Schools teacher Paul Foster was tragically killed
in an auto accident a year ago, after serving as the OHS wood shop
instructor for the past three years. Rex Toelle took over the wood shop
duties for the 2010-2011 school year.
“Teaching in a new setting can be quiet difficult, and Paul Cunningham
helped me get started and was instrumental in his assistance throughout
the year,” said Toelle. “If something needed to be done, Paul was the
The award is given each year to the student who best demonstrates
citizenship, work ethic, and craftsmanship in the field of wood working.
Paul Foster instilled these characteristics in his students and it is
fitting that this annual award is dedicated to honoring Foster’s love
and passion for woods and for his students.
OHS teacher Rex Toelle and award recipient Paul