On Wednesday, December 11, eight students from the Whitewater Unified School District, including four WHS students, were recognized for their exceptional work throughout this past semester at a luncheon at UW-Whitewater. Each student was awarded with a plaque from the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club and recognized as being an Outstanding Youth. Congratulations to Carson Ellenwood, Ella Houwers, Chris Porcaro, and Evelyn Troxel.
Members of SADD spent time shopping this weekend for Christmas gifts. The group has adopted a family for Christmas.
Three veteran members of Ferradermis accompanied six rookie members to Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee on Saturday, December 7, for the annual Wisconsin FIRST Robotics Training Day. Students were able to choose between sessions on passing inspection, fundraising, wiring, pneumatics, how the judges judge, drive trains, game strategy, and others. The team is making final preparations for kickoff of the new season on January 4, 2020.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) hosted a self-defense class on Saturday, December 7th, at WHS. Students learned various techniques to protect themselves in potential threat situations. They practiced and asked lots of questions along the way to perfect their skills.
Congratulations to the Whippet Wrestlers on their runner up finish, 10.5 points behind Janesville Craig on Saturday in their home tournament. First place finishers included Cooper Hammond, David Cushman, and Will Leibbrand. Placing 2nd were CJ Tomomitsu, Brian Porcaro, Carter Friend, and Gehrig Monday. Marcus DePorter finished the day in 3rd place. Full results can be found at http://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=498434132&userType=viewer&pageName=TeamResults.jsp;teamBox=1017101138:fontSizeBox=12:patternBox=1000. Photos courtesy of Bob Mischka.