yellow pages news jobs events calendar movie times RSS News Feeds
Rocklin and Roseville Today Local Events
   |   Current Temp: 64.0 F (17.8 C)

Lincoln High School Teacher, Mark Fowler Honored

SHARE with Friend


Long-time Lincoln High School teacher Mark Fowler had a chance to reminisce with a childhood friend while being recognized at Tuesday's meeting of the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

Board members presented Fowler with a commemorative coin created for a citizen-recognition program established by the board in 2002. He was honored for his many years of community service.

Second District Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt gave the commemorative coin to Fowler, noting that they were childhood friends who lived about a mile from each other in rural Lincoln as kids.

Fowler was hired to teach at Lincoln High soon after he graduated from California State University at Sacramento and remained at the high school until his retirement several years ago.

"I still come across kids who went to Lincoln High and had Mark as a teacher," Supervisor Weygandt said, noting that they always say Fowler had a very positive impact on their lives.

The supervisor told the audience that Fowler was Placer County Teacher of the Year in 1996, was named Teacher of the Year by the California Waterfowl Association in 2007 and was inducted into the Lincoln High School Hall of Fame in 2007.

Fowler was instrumental in creating the high school's highly successful School Farm Program, served as a football coach and created an outdoor-education program that took students on outings as far away as Utah and Arizona.

Fowler also served as a member of the Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council for many years before leaving his post there recently. 

He remains active with a number of community organizations and advisory bodies, including the Placer County Fish and Game Commission.

"So, in retirement, he obviously is not just sitting around," Supervisor Weygandt said.

Fowler addressed the board after receiving his commemorative coin, emphasizing that he has had a great career as a teacher and volunteer.

"You don't do that expecting accolades," he said. "You do it because you like it."

The board created the commemorative coin program to recognize acts of heroism, longstanding community service and exceptional acts that dramatically improved or impacted people's lives.

The commemorative coins feature the county seal on one side. On the other side are the word "hero" and the image of an eagle with a star and sun rays in the background. The second side of the coin was designed by J. Randal Smith, an Auburn native who is a nationally known artist.

more news Print This Article

Placer County News Headlines

Placer County Republican Party To Hold 2014 ConventionLOOMIS - The Placer County Republican Party will hold its endorsement convention on Aug. 23 to select which candidates to support for local offices in Placer County.

Job Fair in Roseville August 22ndRoseville, CA -- Multiple community agencies including Brandman University, The City of Roseville Libraries, Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, Golden Sierra Job Training, and Sacramento Works

Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.23.14)The Roseville Police Department weekly crime report digest update for July 23, 2014.

California Limits Full Contact Football for StudentsGovernor Jerry Brown signed into law AB2127 which limits, but does not eliminate full contact football practices for middle and high school students.

Beware of Deceptive Home Improvement OffersThe California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is urging consumers to be aware of home improvement offers by individuals who use unethical business practices to gain entry into their homes

Continuous Improvement Network: August 6th & 20thSierra College CACT provides Value Stream Mapping Training in Sacramento on August 6 & 20 for the Continuous Improvement Network

Alternative Transportation Programs in Placer CountyPlacer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is your resource for information about alternative transportation services in Placer County.

Auburn Woman Attacked Inside HomePlacer County sheriff's detectives are looking for a man who attacked a woman at her north Auburn home early this morning.

Western Nationals Softball Tournament in Roseville and LincolnASA Softball is bringing the Western Nationals for the Girls B 10U & 12U divisions to the Placer Valley Area. The event is six days long, taking place from July 28-August 3.

Tahoe Public Projects Garner AttentionTahoe Transportation District has been recognized nationally and by the state of Nevada for its positive impacts, collaborative initiatives, environmental enhancement, and service to the community's

Rocklin National Night Out Events August 5thEach community member is invited to join their neighborhood watch group and the Rocklin Police Department for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Recovery Plan for California Salmon and SteelheadNOAA Fisheries and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) jointly released two plans to restore populations of salmon and steelhead in California's Central Valley

more news