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Depping returns, Donohue to join Fulton Board

The Fulton School Board will welcome one familiar face and one new one at its next meeting on April 11.

Incumbent Dennis Depping and newcomer Kristi Donohue came out ahead of opponents Kathy Brandon and David “Rob” Hunter in Tuesday’s election, with 32.18 percent and 27.84 percent of the vote respectively. Hunter did not finish far behind with 24.46 percent of the vote, while Brandon took 13.76 percent.

Depping, who already has served six years on the board, said he is looking forward to a new term — particularly working with a new slate of administrators at the middle school and high school.

“No. 1 is continuing on with the high school and the direction it’s going and keeping the kids engaged,” Depping said, calling attention to the fact that high school principal Jason Whitt recently passed his doctorate. “The new leadership at the middle school is exciting.

“We have two young administrators who are full of good ideas.”

Donohue, who had previously said she and her husband made the decision to move to Fulton specifically because of the school system, said she is excited to get started with the school board.

“I am just looking forward to diving in and getting my feet wet and learning all that I can and moving forward with positive changes for the school district,” Donohue said. “I want to thank everybody for their support — it’s been amazing.”

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