The Whippet Golf Team started Rock Valley Conference (RVC) play with two matches this past week. On Tuesday, April 16th, the Whippets traveled to Yahara Hills Golf Course for the opening RVC match hosted by McFarland. The Whippets had a team score of 226. Leading the way was sophomore Wesley Abramson who shot a career low round of 49. Freshman Jaden Condon fired a 55. Junior Maddie Arnett shot a 59. Fellow freshmen Camden Frye and Dane Hillmer scored 63 and 70 respectively. On Thursday, April 18th, the Whippets hosted the RVC at Willow Brook Golf Course in Whitewater. The team fought through some cold and damp playing conditions to show improvement over Tuesday’s team score, firing a team score of 219, and finishing in 7th place. The Whippets were only 3 strokes away from Beloit Turner’s 4th place score of 216. Junior Maddie Arnett stepped up in her first career varsity home meet with a round of 48. Freshman Camden Frye bounced back from Tuesday, shooting a 53. Sophomore Wesley Abramson fired a 56, while freshmen Jaden Condon and Dane Hillmer had scores of 62 and 66 respectively. The Whippet Golf Program would like to give a special thanks to Nick Lesar, Leif Knudsen, and Brad Calaway from Willow Brook for getting the course ready for Thursday’s match. Next up for the Whippets is the Geneva National Invitational hosted by Lake Geneva Badger High School on Monday, April 22nd. This is an 18-hole event with a tee time of 9 am. Photos via Brad Calaway, Willow Brook Golf Course.
Jacob Gmur was the 2018 National FFA winner in the category of Diversified Horticulture. He was only the second WHS FFA member to achieve this. The first was Jason Johnson in 1989 in the category of Sheep Production, and he was able to attend the FFA Banquet on Wednesday, April 17. Pictured with them is Paul Majors, WHS FFA Advisor.
On Wednesday, students in Ms. Lynn Weilbrenner's 21st Century Living classes got a taste of the "real world" by doing mock job interviews with people in the community as well as teachers. Students have been filling out applications along with writing cover letters and resumes in preparation for today's activity. Thank you to everyone who was involved with making today a success.
Crystal Chan was awarded $500 and the Martin Smith Memorial Award for Creative Work at the Geneva Lake Arts Foundation. This show includes up to 10 pieces of art from Walworth County high schools and is judged by a professional artist. Crystal’s work was sold at the Gallery opening.