The Whitewater High School Gymnastics Team had a great start to their season, placing second at the Jefferson Invitational with a 117.850 and placing sixth at the Janesville Invitational scoring 116.525. Competing at both meets were returning Seniors Co-Captain Sydney Treder, Co-Captain Autumn Lesar, Katherine Staniszewski, and Nicole Tomomitsu. Additional teammates were newcomers, freshmen Trinity Nickels and Anna Ejnik, sophomore Jenna Caldwell, and junior Hailey Prager. The highlight of The Jefferson Invitational meet was Trinity Nickels placing 3rd on Vault with an 8.3. Our next Invitational is Friday, December 14th, at 6:00PM at Elkhorn High School. Come out and support your Whitewater Whippets Gymnastics Team! Go, Whippets!
Great things continue to happen for the Whippet Boys’ Swim Team! Our team had a great meet at the Milton Invitational on December 8. We had several medal winning races, along with many best times. Earning medals for the Whippets were: 3rd place, Varsity 200 Medley Relay - Michael Kuhl, Devin Bazeley, Jack Mayer, Shawn Chan; 2nd place, JV 200 Freestyle - Wesley Salverson; 3rd place, JV 200 Freestyle - Antonio Aranda; 2nd place, Varsity 200 Individual Medley - Devin Bazeley; 1st place, Varsity 50 Freestyle - Jack Mayer; 3rd place, Varsity 50 Freestyle - Shawn Chan; 3rd place, Varsity 100 Butterfly - Devin Bazeley; 1st place, Varsity 100 Freestyle - Jack Mayer; 2nd place, Varsity 500 Freestyle - Michael Kuhl; 3rd place, Varsity 100 Backstroke - Michael Kuhl; and 1st place, Varsity 400 Freestyle Relay - Shawn Chan, Devin Bazeley, Michael Kuhl, Jack Mayer. Earning best times for the Whippets were: Wesley Salverson - 200 Freestyle & 100 Breaststroke (-2 seconds); Jon Manriquez - 200 Freestyle (-2.5 seconds); Antonio Aranda - 200 Freestyle (-5 seconds); Jovany Manriquez - 200 Freestyle & 100 Breaststroke (-12 seconds); Devin Bazeley - 200 Individual Medley; Jon Chan - 50 Freestyle (-8 seconds); Shawn Chan - 50 Freestyle (-.5 seconds) & 100 Freestyle (-1 second); Devin Bazeley - 100 Butterfly; Zach Tomomitsu - 100 Freestyle; and Michael Kuhl - 500 Freestyle (-5 seconds). Devin Bazeley was able to post 2 times to the Top 10 All Time list. He is now 6th in the 200 Individual Medley and 8th all-time in the 100 Butterfly. Jovany Manriquez dropped 50 seconds off his 200 Freestyle practice time while racing. Zach Tomomitsu was able to race well with the addition of some nice block starts and by using flip turns at all walls. Michael Kuhl raced hard into the 100 Backstroke finish touching out the 4th place finisher by just .06 seconds with a great finish. Jack Mayer continues to put in strong races, winning both of his individuals and a relay. The boys are really practicing well, and we are really seeing some great improvements from just a week ago.
Need a place to put your feet up after a long day of work or school? Are you tired of getting up for more beverages during your favorite show or sporting match? WHS Tech Ed has the perfect solution! This stylish and functional coffee table is just what you need. When you aren't using it to cool your favorite beverage, it doubles as a planter. Just add your favorite fake plant and add a touch of color to your room. If you need this in your life, living room, rec room, man-cave, she-shed, or dog house, contact Mr. Cody Watson at email@example.com for more info.
The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School sponsors the Kindness Matters Project each fall after Homecoming. Students are encouraged to write a slogan that inspires kindness in others and take a stand against bullying or respect toward others. This year, Sam Dunklau won the $30 first place prize, Hunter Martin won the $20 second place prize, and Aldo Soto won the $10 third place prize! Congratulations to all who participated. Photos will be in the daily announcements each day for the next few weeks.
The Whitewater High School Music Department presents its Winter Gala Concert on Monday, December 17th. Performers include: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Bel Canto Choir, Cadenza Singers, Music Masters Ensemble, The Treblemakers, and WHS Ringers Handbell Choir. Themed raffle baskets will be raffled off at the concert. The winners will be announced prior to the final piece. The concert begins at 7:00 pm in the WHS auditorium, and admission is free!