This group of retired graduates from Litchfield community schools class of 1963 ( Bill Nobles, Gary Smith, and Gene Vagg) met for coffee every Friday for a year and tried to come up with some ideas of how to make a difference for their beloved school and get students coming back to Litchfield.
Their first idea started with job shadowing, They started calling on local business's and working with the School administration, staff and City Manager. They used their own vehicles to transport students back and forth to the different business who supported this project, because they believed in the future of our students and the community. This process identified a need for highly skilled employees for jobs in welding, CNC programming and other jobs for the future. After a few more cups of coffee and brain storming they pitched the idea and soon the entire community has embraced it with open arms. Their leadership with the enthusiastic support of the School, the Businesses, and most important the volunteers who have put in so much time and effort to make a difference for the future of Litchfield Community this idea has blossomed. Their vision is being transformed into reality through the Richard E. Krohn center for excellence.