Picture Retake Day is Coming!
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
8AM-12PM, Main Office Conference Room
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As part of our Pick a Day, Come and Play Week, sponsored by Washington's PATT, members of the Whippet and Warhawk football teams came to school today to play with our students during lunch recess. Our kids were very excited to meet all of the players and couldn't wait to play with them. Whether it was playing a game of touch football, having a blast playing 4-square, or swinging on the swings, a great time was had by all. We are not sure who had more fun, the football players or our elementary students. Afterward, we treated our Whippets to a pizza lunch. These outreach opportunities continue to make a huge impact on our students and the greater community. Huge kudos to everyone for making these special events happen!
Whitewater High School is lucky to have several alumni involved with the Girls’ Swim Program. Sarah Reynolds (2012) is the current Head Coach, Emma DuVal (2012) is the current Assistant Coach, Anna Yeazel (2017) volunteered as a timer, and Morgan Radaj (2019) officiated Tuesday’s swim meet against Jefferson/Cambridge. All four alumni participated in Girls’ Swim while in high school; we appreciate you giving back!
Congratulations Cooper Hammond for being selected by the faculty as the Class of 2022 Outstanding Citizen! Cooper will be participating in the DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Competition this fall. He will be honored with his parents at a Spring Awards Luncheon hosted by the Fort Atkinson-Eli Pierce DAR. WHS is so proud of you, Cooper!
UW-Parkside was the host site for Saturday's CC invitational. The Whippets haven't been there in two years due to COVID, and it was thrilling being back. Although it is very tough to spectate, it is absolutely awesome for runners with the trails, forests, and varying terrain throughout the entire 3.1-mile racecourse. Bouncing back for their second race in the same week, several Whippets came away with strong races and a great effort notched on their belt. Jack Hefty continues to lead the boys and was the 3rd best freshman in the Varsity race that featured a significant portion of the event with D1-sized schools; Jack placed 30th in 17:27. Although his first three races have been close overall in terms of time, this is his best race so far due to the difficulty of the race course and level of competition at this meet. Cooper Hammond found himself in 83rd, with a time of 18:37. He is getting stronger on the hills and confident in the second half of the race. The boys' varsity team placed 21st out of 34 complete teams. In the JV race, Sterling Truesdale has been cutting large chunks of time off his race, and it is happening with his early race toughness to get out faster. He and Onyx Thompson were running side by side heading into the second mile, with Keith Cameron in pursuit. By the finish, Keith and Sterling had the same time of 24:37 and placed 187th and 188th, with Onyx not far back in 191st. It is great to see teammates finding each other and challenging each other on the race course. Senior Casey Schilling ran his lifetime best by placing 236th with a time of 28:19. Also running a lifetime best was freshman Xavier Zei placing 245th2, with a time of 30:27. The JV boys’ team finished in 20th out of 20 complete teams. The girls’ program had Sophie Walton resume the number one position by placing 99th in 23:52, which is the third race in a row she has run that time, but with the difficulty of the course, is her best race so far. Gwen Truesdale then led a trio of Whippets by placing 111th in 24:23, with Caelyn Caputo in 114th in 24:35, and Emma Weigel in 115th, completing the race in 24:41. Running strong races and once again cutting a few seconds off their best times of the season so far were Nole Coburn and Isabella Aranda. Rounding out Varsity was Jenny Villarreal, who also was just off her season best from Tuesday on the challenging course. The girls' varsity finished in 19th out of 21 complete teams. The girls’ JV race didn't have a minimum of 5 scoring runners required for a team score, but Evie Troxel was the top Whippet and ran a great race to place 108th in 28:12, showing the way for the two freshmen, Lucy Troxel and Sami Van Daele, who were not far behind in 111th and 112th overall. Next up is the Janesville Midwest Invitational on Saturday, September 25th. Races are set to begin at 9:00am from Blackhawk Golf Course. Full Results
On Monday, September 13, 2021, Ms. Lynn Weilbrenner's Fashion and Interior Design class participated in a fashion show. Students were put into groups and had to create a functional piece or pieces of clothing including accessories using recycled newspapers, toilet paper, tissue paper, aluminum foil, crepe paper, and duct tape. Her students went above the expectations and made it very difficult on the judges. Here are the winning groups: 1st place: Haidenne Pontel, Ryan Kiederlen, and Ilana Lothes; 2nd place: Leah Newman, Makaylyn Benes, and Kasey Heizman; and 3rd place: Ian Long, Allyson Barels, Alanah Zachow, and Yoselyn Lopez.