Congratulations to Senior Connor Steinke and Spanish/Speech Teacher Mrs. Kate McNulty on being named Kohl award winners. Steinke has received a 2018 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholar award. McNulty has received a 2018 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship. The Kohl Fellowship award ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 14, at Monona Grove High School.
WHS Students performed at the WSMA District Solo/Ensemble Festival at Jefferson High School on Saturday, March 10th. Congratulations to all students who participated. The students who will perform at the Wisconsin State Solo/Ensemble Festival on April 28th are Caroline Crowlley, Katie Kutz, Nick Kuzoff, Caty Strait, Henry Bresser, Lydia Wiley Deal, Natalie LaBreche, Grace Ejnik, Alisha Parboteeah, Allisan Barrett, Angie McKelvey, Weston Lema, Cally Julson, Gabe Schemmel, Lauren Harkness, Alec Holt, Elliot McCulloch, Kiersten Kehrer, Miriam Navejas, Carter Waelchli, Jacob Zuehlke, Luis Ramirez, Amy Earle, Jillian Harkness, and Chris Porcaro. Best of luck at State!
Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Lydia Wiley Deal and Zachary Gross are the Class of 2018 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship winners! Lydia and Zachary will each receive $2,250 per year for four years ($9,000 total) while they attend college in Wisconsin. Recipients chosen each year must have the highest cumulative grade point average in their class. If there is a tie for the highest GPA, winners are selected based on the highest number of honor points and ACT/SAT test scores. Congratulations Lydia and Zachary!
The Whitewater Girls Track and Field Team got off to a solid start on Friday at the Nelson/Daniel Invite at UW-Whitewater. Brianna Tillett had a strong start in the long jump with a jump of 15’10” which took 7th overall. Allisan Barrett led the distance runners with her performance in the 1600 which earned her 12th out of 32 runners. The girls finished up the meet with a strong 4x400 meter relay consisting of junior Morgan Radaj, sophomores Hailey Murphy and Jenna Lee, and freshman Emme Bullis. The relay team took 10th with a time of 4:37. The Whitewater Boys also got off to a very strong start. Leading the team was junior Sashi Popke who placed 4th in both the pole vault and the long jump. Senior Jacob Korf placed 6th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:09. Sophomore Will Leibbrand had a great debut, placing 8th in the long jump in his first ever track meet with a jump of 19 feet 9 inches. Junior Joe Gmur, also a new athlete to join the team this year, took 5th in the boys’ high jump with a jump of 5 feet 6 inches. The boys finished off a strong meet with the 4x400 meter relay which consisted of senior Tyler Sheffield, sophomores Juan-Jose Cuellar and Jack Mayer, and freshman Trenton Zahn. The 4x400 team took 4th place with a time of 3:44 and solidified a 10th overall team finish.
March is Music in our Schools month! To help celebrate, the WHS Music Masters Ensemble visited the Whitewater Middle School's 8th Grade Choir and Band students. They sang for the middle school students and talked about what music means to them. Mrs. Karen Tordera, their director, talked about how WHS encourages students to excel in the arts, athletics, and academics...to be Triple A proud.