Juniors and Seniors to Hold Spring Fling Saturday, May 8
Whitewater High School Classes of 2021 and 2022 are hosting a semi-formal Spring Fling on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 6-9 PM. The socially-distanced and masked event will take place outside on school grounds, and is reserved for WHS students only, including students who are learning virtually. Upperclassmen may invite underclassmen. There will be games, photo stations, music, a cookout, food vendors, giveaways, and burning of the W. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. All proceeds go to the junior class.
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Congratulations to Kacie Carollo for being selected for the Academic All-State Team for girls’ basketball. She is one of 15 girls in the entire state to be selected for this honor. Way to represent Whitewater Whippet Basketball, Kacie!
The Whitewater High School Drama department will be excited to present their Spring Musical, “Summer Shorts” on May 21, at 7pm, and May 22-23, at 2pm, at the new Cravath Lakefront Amphitheater. Live music, singing and dancing is what “Summer Shorts” is all about. We have assembled a patchwork of whimsical and touching stories, skits, and songs from beloved movies and Broadway shows about friendship, family, and summer fun! Just what we all need right about now. Laugh ‘til you cry, or cry ‘til you laugh. Either way, “Summer Shorts” has something for every member of the family to enjoy. What better way to celebrate the return of live entertainment than outdoors under the stars. The show is directed by Jim McCulloch, musical direction by Elizabeth Elliott, technical support by Kat Dunham and Tony Hansen. The talented ensemble includes: Maggie Jay, Ella Willman, Lauren Rollette, Marco Wence, Madison Strickler, Josh Kirley, Skylar Staebler, Chloe Prince, Ben McCulloch, Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman, Carter Waelchli, Anderson Waelchli, Haley Street, Ilana Lothes, Ayden Clark, Alex Sullivan, and Payton Bunger. Stage crew members are: Alejandra Diaz-Gallegos, Emerson Dunham, Claire Tourdot, Sammie VanDaele, Lucas Scherer, Lucy Troxel, Emma Weigel, Cole Schlicher, Kayla Mikos, Abby Olsen, Gwen Yeager, and Keith Cameron. Band members include: keyboard Liz Elliott; drums, Tim Hummel; and bass, Caleigh Judd. Public performances will be given at the Cravath Lake Amphitheater on May 21- 23. Admission to the events is free, but reservations are required. Patrons must reserve a private "pod" to attend this event. Pods are 8' x 8' square outlines painted on the grass. Each pod can seat up to 8 guests, and pods are spaced apart to help maintain social distancing. Blankets, lawn chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, and picnics are encouraged. There are 2 points of entry to the performance space where guests can check in upon arrival. Ushers will then take them to their pods. Pods open 1 hour prior to any performance. Admission is free, however, donations will be gladly accepted. All proceeds will go to the Anne and Lane Kuske Drama Scholarship fund. This annual scholarship is awarded to a WHS graduate who is pursuing a degree in theatre. For reservations please call the WHS box office at 262-473-8178, or email: email@example.com for more information. Shows will be moved indoors in case of bad weather.
Congratulations to the WHS Music students that qualified for the State WSMA Solo Festival. These dedicated students performed one or more pieces of music at the District Solo/Ensemble in April. Students could perform in both vocal and instrumental events. Each performance was adjudicated and rated. Students who received a 1* rating for their event became eligible to compete at the State level. Students who qualified for State were Maggie Jay (2 events), Marco Wence, Skylar Staebler, Ella Smith, Aldo Rodriguez, Olive Coburn (missing from the photo), Haley Street (2 events), Colin Dugan, Sophia Walton, and Alex Martin.
Congratulations to members of the Whippet Volleyball Team for their recent RVC Honors and All-State Honors! Senior Emme Bullis was named Rock Valley Conference Player of the Year, and Coach Kathy Bullis was named Rock Valley Conference Coach of the Year. Earning First Team All-Conference Honors were Bullis, Kindyl Kilar, and Cora Linos. Cali Kopecky earned Second Team All-Conference Honors, and Kiyla Kopecky and Caleigh Yang earned RVC Honorable Mention. Emme Bullis also earned First Team Wisconsin All-State. Kindyl Kilar was named Second Team All-State, and Cora Linos received an All-State Honorable Mention.
Ferradermis held its annual end of the year ice cream social on Wednesday, May 5, with some families attending in person and others joining virtually. Thank you to parents Crystal Aschenbrener, Deana Grall, and Jeannine Volbright for organizing the ice cream and mentor gifts; in order to follow COVID safety protocols, each family had their own table and received their own tub of ice cream! Team Captain Reilly Aschenbrener and Administrative Team Lead Anderson Waelchli emceed the event, summarizing the season and presenting each student with their official season pin from FIRST and a 5-Year Team Anniversary pin designed by mentor Allison Conrad. The students also presented each of the team's 11 mentors with a different tool from Milwaukee Tool and a reason for choosing that tool such as, "You provide a spark for the team!" or "You keep the team members sharp!" Congratulations to the 7 Ferradermis letterwinners for the 2021 season! Reilly Aschenbrener, Andrew Rollette, and Elijah Grall are returning letterwinners, and they are joined this year by Anderson Waelchli, Brandon Mueller, Carson Ellenwood, and Molly Zimmermann. In order to earn a letter, students must accumulate at least 60 hours of work time during the year and earn at least 20 points through responsibilities and participation in team events. Mentors also took the opportunity to recognize the 5 graduating seniors, Reilly Aschenbrener, Jon Clauer, Brandon Mueller, Carson Ellenwood, and Molly Zimmermann. Each senior received a framed print celebrating their years in robotics, a photo collage from the season, and the traditional Ferradermis key chain made by mentor Rob Prager. The team next looks forward to competing against other Wisconsin teams in Manitowoc on June 19!