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New Prairie Principal Now a Candidate for La Porte School Board

(La Porte, IN) - A current New Prairie school principal is running for a spot on La Porte’s school board.


Justin Holmquest announced his candidacy last week. Holmquest has been the middle school principal at New Prairie for four years, however, his roots are in the La Porte district.


Holmquest says he has lived in La Porte most of his life. He attended Handley Elementary, Kesling Middle School, and graduated from LPHS in 2003. His three kids attend La Porte schools, and his wife teaches at one. After 14 years in public education, including one year teaching at Kesling Middle School, Holmquest says he wants to give back to his hometown community through school board leadership.


In a statement, Holmquest said he hopes to apply data and research-based decision making as a member of the school board.

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