Bio: Needham, Mark (Honored at La Crosse State – 1971)
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Surnames: Needham, Bernabucci, Lato
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 22 Apr 1971
Mark Needham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Needham, Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.), was honored at Wisconsin State University, La Crosse on Saturday night, when he was named the outstanding junior majoring in recreation and park administration.
The honor, the J.R. Bernabucci Recreation Award presented by the Coca Cola Company, is accompanied by a plaque and $100, which Mark says will "be handy for summer school." After the completion of the summer session, Needham will embark on a year's internship in recreation therapy in a hospital, and will receive his degree at the end of the 1971-72 school year. He is married to the former Julia Lato.
The award was presented at Song Fest – 1971, an annual event sponsored at La Crosse by the Parks and Recreation Association. Presented on the basis of leadership, scholarship and servie, the award is named after J.R. Bernabucci, the first manager of the La Crosse Coca Cola Company. The honor is highly coveted by junior enrolled in recreation.
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