Alton High School has a new principal. Mike Bellm, who has been with the district since 1993, was appointed to the job by the Alton School Board at its Tuesday night meeting. Bellm started his career as an English Teacher and varsity baseball coach.
Bellm has been an assistant principal at Alton High for the past ten years.
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Other appointments include Cynthia Inman as Alton Middle School Principal. The board also approved administrative salary increases at an average of 2.45%, and reestablished a position of Middle School Assistant Principal after the position was eliminated three years ago as a cost-saving measure. Several college-recruited student athletes were recognized, and you can see a list of those students below. A group of citizens also attended, with three speaking against the so-called bathroom mandate that would allow transgender students pick which bathroom they wish to use. In a prepared statement, Interim Superintendent Mark Cappel said the district would examine the issue on a case by case basis.
Boys Soccer Caden Chesnut – Southwestern Illinois Community College Eric Ferenbach – Missouri Science & Technology University Nick Hatfield – Millikin University
Football Keenan Stegall – Quincy University
Bowling Eryka Graham – Lindenwood (Belleville) University
Boys Basketball Marcus Latham – Parkland Community College Devin Colley – McHenry County Community College
Cheerleading Halle Rounds – Lindenwood (Belleville) University
Dance Posy Durr – Lindenwood University
Wrestling Alejandro Lopez – McKendree University
Baseball Derrick Allen- Missouri Baptist University Sam Ballard – University of Illinois – Chicago Seth Boschert – Lindenwood (Belleville) University Aaron Bonnell- Lewis & Clark Community College Nick Cauley – Northwestern University Jacob Kanallakan- Lewis & Clark Community College Noah Rathgeb- Lewis & Clark Community College Jacob St. Peters- Lewis & Clark Community College
Boys Track Zach Llewellyn – McKendree University
Girls Soccer Sydney Mossman – Parkland Community College
Softball Katelyn Presley – Lincoln Land Community College Brittany Roady – Lincoln Land Community College
Girls Track LaJarvia Brown – Texas A & M University Jewel Wagner – Murray State University