At the Decorah High School Winter Concert, Mary Beth Bouska was recognized and celebrated for her seventeen years as the High School Vocal Music Department Collaborative Pianist. The recognition involved parting gifts and several tributes from students as far back as the class of 2012, current vocal music teacher Jason Rausch, and from Mara Schack, vocal music teacher from 2006-2007–Mrs. Bouska’s first year.

Throughout these messages were comments about her kindness, patience, encouragement, and unwavering commitment to the students’ success. Over the years she supported the students from the piano in daily choir classes, musicals, solo and small ensemble festivals, concerts, and special events. She was an important part of the success of the vocal music department for nearly two decades. Mrs. Bouska continues to play for Northern Lights Women’s Chorus and St. Benedict Church, and teach piano lessons.

Bouska with DHS Choir Council

Pictured is Mary Beth Bouska at the piano
Choir Council official Libby Phillips, Brynn Storhoff, Elizabeth Pritchard, and Gabriel Hiner