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Red Wing High School staff donned special T-shirts to show support for Principal George Nemanich. 

Red Wing High School staff put together a T-shirt campaign in support of Principal George Nemanich, who is taking a leave of absence for cancer treatment. As part of a surprise send-off Wednesday, staff wore “Team Nemanich Fight like a Boss” shirts. 

Many students and staff also wore burgundy.

Nemanich, a teacher and hockey coach of nearly 20 years in Red Wing, returned in 2019 to lead the high school. His wife, Mary, teaches at the high school.

“We wanted George and Mary to be able to see and feel that we as a community, as a school and as a staff, have their back and are supporting them in this tough journey. It was a powerful and emotional morning and has us all ready to fight through the next few months as Team Nemanich,” art teacher Kristin Bay said.

George Nemanich is expected to be on leave for three months.

Superintendent Karsten Anderson noted, “George exemplifies great school and community leadership because he loves our students, staff, and community. We are excited for his return later this school year.”

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