Rebekah Schumacher and Myriama Smith-Traore were selected to play in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 All-Star Game. The game was held on Friday, June 16, at the Just A Game Field House in Wisconsin Dells. There were two teams for each Division, and each team had 10 players who shared playing time. The Division 3 match-up was exciting with Rebekah and Myriama's South team losing by 4 points, 66-70. This ends their storied WHS high school basketball career. Next year Myriama will be playing at Marquette and Rebekah will join her sister, Sarah, and play at UW-Whitewater.
On Tuesday, June 6, the Whippet Girls' Soccer Team held their annual team and conference awards night. The 2017 team yielded an overall record of 4-11-1 and a fifth place finish in the Rock Valley Conference with a record of 4-5-1.
RVC Awards. Amanda Kraayvanger: Honorable Mention, Milena Maroske: Honorable Mention, Brittney Piper: Second Team Defense, Abby Center: Second Team Defense.
Team Awards. Back Row Alyson Carlson: Most Valuable, Amanda Kraayvanger: Forward of the Year & Four Year Letter Winner, Milena Maroske: Midfielder of the Year & Four Year Letter Winner, Abby Center: Defender of the Year, Sierra Brunner: Best Step Forward, Nicole Sedmak: Diesel Award, and Amy Earle: Whippet Award. Front Row Odessa Sonn: Co-Freshman of the Year, Brianna Zimdars: Co-Freshman of the Year, Heather Ceranske: Diesel Award, Meikayla Korf: Diesel Award, Brittany Piper: Four Year Letter Winner & Leadership Award, Casi Hernandez: Most Valuable JV, and Ireland Marino: Most Versatile. Missing Nicole Amparano: Best Leap Forward.
Some of Wisconsin’s finest young musicians are about to meet up for what could be the most rewarding musical experience of their lifetime – Wisconsin School Music Association’s (WSMA) 2017 High School State Honors Music Project. Congratulations to Whitewater High School students Allisan Barrett, Jacob Zuehlke, Lydia Wiley Deal, Caty Strait, and Caroline Crowley for their selection to this prestigious group! The High School State Honors Music Project is designed to provide musically talented students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional and highly disciplined setting. Students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the rehearsal period, which culminates with an inspired performance, celebrating the reach of music education statewide. “When students are challenged beyond what is possible in a classroom, the results are often inspiring and even magical. Honors students learn that hard work, commitment, responsibility and working together for the good of the ensemble are the keys to success in music and in life,” said Victoria Donahue, WSMA program director. Auditions were held in seven sites across the state this past February. Of the more than 1,300 auditions, 424 students in grades 9, 10 and 11 were invited to be part of the WSMA High School State Honors Music Project ensembles. Students selected to participate in the WSMA High School State Honors Music Project will meet for the first time at an intensive four-day summer camp at UW-Green Bay. All Honors students reconvene in Madison in late October to perform at the annual Wisconsin State Music Conference. The Honors concerts celebrate the remarkable achievements of Wisconsin’s finest young musicians and are open to the public.
On June 8th, the Whitewater Golf Team held its 2nd Annual Ball Drop Fundraiser following their season-ending banquet at Whitewater Country Club. Winning the Ball Drop competition were Ron Binning, Kim Walton, and Kent Hutchins. The coaching staff and players would like to extend a sincere thank you to the following people and businesses for making the fundraiser a great success. Thanks to Whitewater Country Club for allowing us to use the practice green and for helping set up the logistics of the ball drop. Thanks to Mike and Judy Majewski of Spring Creek Golf Club for their advertising and ticket sales. A big thanks to Walton Sand & Gravel for allowing us to use their skid steer for the ball drop. Thanks to Shannon Cushman for helping the coaching staff organize this event. And lastly, thanks to our team parents and community members who supported this fundraiser. Go Whippets!
Three Whitewater High School students recently received kudos and awards for their written submissions to the Winning Words Competition sponsored by the Walworth County Arts Council. Zoe Janke won two awards for her creative narrative--she won first place in two categories: the $100.00 school award and the $300.00 Walworth County award. Marina Cano won 2nd place--$200.00--for the Walworth County award. Dylan McCool won 2nd place--$50.00--for the school award and 3rd place--$100.00--for the Walworth County award. All three winners will attend the Walworth County banquet on June 12 and receive their county awards at that time. Congratulations and best wishes!