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Richard Henert

DeForest native Richard Henert has been picked at the DeForest Area School District next athletic and activities director, replacing the outgoing Mike McHugh.

McHugh is retiring June 30 after a long career serving the district, with Henert officially set to begin his new role on July 1 as part of a transition plan over the next several months.

Henert was born and raised in DeForest, graduating from the high school in 1997. His parents, Martin and Ellen, still live in DeForest. Henert participated in a number of community youth programs and was actively involved in high school soccer, golf, football, drama and DECA, among other activities.

For more on the Henert hiring, see this week’s sports section starting on page B1.

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