FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        
February 7, 2020
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
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Kewaskum Educator to be Named Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Jerry Gosa from Kewaskum, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on February 11th.

Gosa, who was nominated by his State Representative, Tim Ramthun (R-Campbellsport), has dedicated his entire adult life to bettering his community through many different avenues. Gosa spent more than 40 years as a teacher in the public school system, with 20 of those years spent as a track coach.

“It’s clear that Jerry has been a pillar in his community, going above and beyond his duty to educate students by also coaching them during some of their most pivotal years,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), who selected Gosa for the award. “His leadership both in and out of his school district make him a great Assembly Hometown Hero.”

After retiring from his work in the public school system, Gosa has stayed busy in his community. He currently serves as the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial board chairman as well as the president of the Kewaskum Education Young Scholarship (KEYS) foundation.

“Nominating Jerry Gosa for Hometown Hero recognition was very easy for me, because he personifies what being a hero is,” said Rep. Ramthun. “He truly embodies the qualities of noble characteristics and courage, as his achievements speak volumes. This award is both well-earned and highly deserved.”

The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.