Campaign underway to dedicate Belmont field to former superintendent

BELMONT — A fundraising campaign is currently being conducted in support of constructing a sign to dedicate the soccer field at Belmont High School to former Superintendent Michael Cozort. The field is being dedicated to Cozort as the result of action at last year's Shaker Regional School District Annual Meeting, which saw a near unanimous vote for the dedication in respect for the various contributions that Michael Cozort made to the District for many years. 

The small committee working on this project includes Principal Daniel Clary, community members Gerry Ryder, Ray Craigie, Pret Tuthill, Tom Goulette, and Bill Hart, with Bob Reed and Sean Embee representing the school board. Together the group has begun to work on the design, wording, and location of the sign. The sign will be similar in style to the signs at the entrance of Belmont High School, smaller in size, and will be constructed in early spring. The estimated cost of the project is approximately $3,500. This money must be raised through fundraisers, as the motion passed included a stipulation that no public funds were to be used to construct the sign.

Contributions are welcome and checks can be made out to SRSD - Cozort Field Fund and sent to Belmont High School, 255 Seavy Road, Bemont. For more information contact Daniel Clary, BHS Principal, at 267-6525.