Jon Pierson right at home as new Jr. High Principal and Athletic Director

By Tim Huether

New Junior High School Principal and Athletic Director Jon Pierson feels right at home as he walks the halls of the Bennett County Junior High School. 

“The Bennett County School system has been a second family for us,” said Jon. “Everyone works together and helps out when they are needed.”

He graduated from Douglas High School in Box Elder, and said he was an Air Force brat. He went on to Chadron State College and graduated with a teaching degree in English. His first job out of college was at Bennett County in 2010, and he has been here since. 

He takes over the principal duties that had been handled by long-time Bennett County administrator, Belinda Ready, who is the current Federal Programs Director. 

(See p. 12, 8-1-2019 edition for full text)

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