Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium to be Renamed in Honor of Bob Nickel

Bob Nickel dedicated many years of service to the students of Door and Kewaunee Counties with 15 years of leadership at Sturgeon Bay High School. When he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month, members of the school district began plans to honor Principal Nickel and his family for the impact he left on the school, the music program, and the arts. Principal Nickel was always a major proponent of the school music program and the arts. He was an extremely talented pianist who also helped as an accompanist with various performances. Much of the success of the school’s fine arts department is a tribute to Principal Nickel and all his support. Even while planning his retirement, Bob continued to advocate for upgrades to the school’s auditorium bringing it up at almost every school board meeting. Sadly, we have learned Bob passed away earlier this week. With the blessing of the Nickel family, the district has now begun efforts to honor Bob’s musical legacy and his contributions to the music and arts programs. A plaque will be placed at the auditorium entrance honoring him as the auditorium will also bare his name. The district is planning to update the auditorium’s seating and flooring in addition to repainting the facility, updating the sound booth, installing new LED lights, addressing facility storage, and repainting the dressing rooms. They are also considering creating a performing arts scholarship fund for Sturgeon Bay graduates. Donations can now be made to help fund these efforts at the school or at any Door County Nicolet Bank location. For more information you can call the district office at 920-746-2800.

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