Family asks for donated school supplies in honor of former high school principal

Haslett H.S. principal Bart Wegenke.
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HASLETT, MI (WILX) - The family of a local high school principal that passed away is asking people to donate backpacks and school supplies to help support students of Haslett Public Schools.

Haslett High School Principal Bart Wegenke passed away on Jan. 12.

This is according to the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals.

At the time of his death, Wegenke was battling pancreatic cancer.

Wegenke was 53 and was just weeks away from celebrating his 54 birthday.

He served as Haslett High School's principal since 2004.

In 2014, Haslett was ranked as the fifth best high school in the state of Michigan and listed as 62 in the country by Newsweek magazine.

According to a local funeral home, a mass for Wegenke will be held on at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing.

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