"As a family we share joys and sorrows..."
Ralph Nitz, Principal Emeritus of Lutheran High School, used this phrase frequently with the LuHi family. We shared both joys and sorrows once again, when the morning of Thursday, March 10, 2011, Ralph passed away from a heart attack.
City of Springfield, Illinois
WHEREAS, In 1979 Ralph Nitz was one of the founders of Lutheran High School in Springfield, Illinois; and,
WHEREAS, In 1983 Ralph Nitz was instrumental in the move of Lutheran High School to its present location on West Washington Street; and,
WHEREAS, over one thousand students have benefitted from Ralph Nitz’s efforts as a teacher and principal; and,
WHEREAS, Ralph Nitz never gave up on a single student; and,
WHEREAS, in recognition of his thirty-one years of service to his adopted City of Springfield.
NOW THEREFORE I, Frank Edwards, Mayor of the City of Springfield, Illinois, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, March 15, 2011 to be
RALPH NITZ DAY
In the City of Springfield, in memory of his life and service to our community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Official Seal of the City of Springfield to be affixed this 15th day of March 2011.
(seal of the City of Springfield and signature of Mayor Edwards)
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"What is a Solar School?” The answer is simple: It’s a solar electricity installation at any type of school or education center that uses the solar energy system as a teaching tool and hopefully is designed so the panels are visible from the school grounds. We want future students to ask "What are those panels for?" And our project includes live data so our students can see how much electricity our system is creating from the solar panels at our school.