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Ella Willman will appear in a groundbreaking national live streaming musical, A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical, produced by “BAA Onstage”. The show was conceived as a new style of online theatre by Jason Howland, Nathan Tysen, Kait Kerrigan, Rachel Axler and a team of 40+ Broadway professionals. Willman is a student at Whitewater High and studies with BAA. She and 25 other Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC (BAA) students are part of the first educational institution in the United States to mount this production since its premiere in August 2020. Willman and her cast mates, ages 14-21, recently completed filming and the fully edited production will live stream on January 23 and 24, 2021. Tickets are available by clicking here. A Killer Party’s nature as a musical conceived in quarantine poses unique challenges, including the fact that all rehearsals, filming, and editing take place remotely. Willman and her cast mates from across the U.S. have gathered on Zoom for read throughs, music and blocking rehearsals, character study, and meetings to discuss individual “shot lists” and recording requirements. The young performers are well versed in performing for the stage after studying previously with BAA, but they have quickly cultivated new skills in acting for the camera and staying on top of detailed filming requirements.
The Whippet Boys' Basketball Team beat Jefferson 72-36, on Thursday night, January 14. Jake Martin led all scorers with 23 points in the win. The Whippets will take on Milton at noon on Saturday at WHS. You can view the live stream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSNbiMBtrtpskkb5l3OBQA.
Members of Ferradermis recently completed their Rube Goldberg Machine for the Milwaukee Tools, “Hit the Nail on the Head,” competition. What was unique about this machine and this competition? Instead of building one machine in the same physical space, three team members, Reilly Aschenbrener, Anderson Waelchli, and Sterling Truesdale, built segments of the machine in their own homes. Created by Milwaukee Tools to be pandemic friendly, the competition required that each segment of the machine perform a virtual handoff to the next segment. The end goal of the project was to hit a nail with a hammer, and Milwaukee Tools provided each competing team with a series of hand tools they could use in the machine. The students chose a game theme for their machine and made use of video games and board game pieces throughout. The first virtual handoff used Super Smash Bros Ultimate; the defeat of a player in the game caused a vibration of the second student’s game controller, which triggered the second segment of the machine. At the end of the second segment a macro recorded on the computer triggered an Arduino project, which started a servo motor on the third segment. The competition was open to high school STEM groups throughout the state. Teams submitted videos of their machine which will now be judged by Milwaukee Tools with the top three entries receiving prizes of additional tools. To watch the video, visit https://youtu.be/XyoeVZKXFJQ
The senior class has been named the "Kindest Class" in quarter one for submitting the most Kindness Matters slogans, and the junior class has been named the "Kindest Class" in quarter two for submitting the most Kindness Matters slogans! Students interested in participating should send their slogans and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org to inspire kindness in others and make our world a better place!
Whitewater High School Gymnastics competed against Jefferson on Tuesday, January 5th, at Jefferson High School. The Whippets had a victory, with a team score of 113. The WHS gymnasts had many successes during this meet. Halee Peters scored a 7.55 on bars and an 8.3 on Vault. Jenna Caldwell scored a 7.25 on bars, an 8.1 on Vault, and 28.9 in the All- Around. Anna Ejnik scored an 8.2 on Vault and an 8.05 on Floor. Maddy Buehler scored an 8.1 on Vault. Caleigh Yang scored a 7.55 on Vault and a 7.05 on Floor. Brenda Aguilar scored a 7.1 on Floor. On the JV side Lauren Buehler scored a personal best on the Vault scoring a 7.15. Alexis Kuhnke scored a 4.4 on Beam and Brooke Bazeley scored a 4.9 on Floor. The next gymnastics meet will be held Saturday, January 9th at Platteville High School. Goooo Whippets!!