Seven students took a trip to Janesville and Milton to tour Novares, Blackhawk Technical College, and Charter NEX Films. During the tour of the manufacturing facilities they learned about job availability, types of careers found in each business, and saw the behind the scenes of each plant. Students also learned about post-secondary tech school options at Blackhawk Technical School.
Ms. Lynn Weilbrenner’s culinary students had the opportunity to travel to Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville and spend the morning cooking delicious recipes with their instructors on Thursday. A big thank you to Chef Joe and Chef Robb for this awesome experience!
The National Honor Society hosted the annual Homecoming Coin Contest at Whitewater High School October 7 - 10. Class participation was outstanding again this year. $740.45 was raised and presented to Mary Geraghty as a donation for the Family Emergency Fund. Thank you to everyone who shared their spare change and to National Honor Society members who counted all of the coins each day period 9: Sophie Olson, Jenna Lee, Mina Truesdale, Gwynne Sahyun, Jacee Johnson, Tessa Papcke, Bryce Hibbs, Hailey Murphy, Shawn Chan, Abby Grosinske, and Allison Ceranske.
The Whitewater Whippet Boys’ Soccer Team finished up the regular season Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Big Foot-Williams Bay. The Whippets picked up two goals in the first half, the first from a header from Cristian Reyes off of a corner kick from Colin Chenoweth and the second from a strike from Juan Cuellar with Marcos Contreras picking up the assistant. Juan Cuellar notched the third goal of the night on a low, hard-driven corner kick that proved too difficult to handle by the keeper. Good defensive play by defensive midfielders and defensive back stopped most of the offensive pressure of Big Foot with goalkeepers Antwan Banda and Sergio Zuniga each stopping shots to pick up the clean sheet. The Whippets start the state playoffs next Thursday with an away game at Jefferson.
The Whippet CC Boys were led by a strong lead performer in Sophomore Gio Anello at the RVC Conference Meet at UW-Whitewater on Thursday, October 17. Gio attained his second all-conference honor in as many years, however, this race he earned first team all-conference honors. His time of 17:25 was good enough for 6th place overall. Junior Trenten Zahn also secured all-conference honors by placing 11th, his third all conference honor, this being a second team recognition. The boys were then tightly packed together in runners 3-7 as Junior Peter Zimdars was the top finisher of the group in 32nd with a time of 19:25. Freshman CJ Tomomitsu ran gutsy with the upperclassmen, nearly running a PR. Also right in there was Will Hofmann with a solid effort, also running close to his personal best. The varsity boys finished 5th out of 10 teams. The JV squad was led by Senior Mason West stopping the clock in 20:48, good enough for 13th. First year runner and sophomore Marcus DePorter really ran strong and was the team's 2nd runner in 17th with a time of 21:03. The JV boys team equaled the boys’ varsity by placing 5th overall. The program also celebrated senior night which includes Broderick Frye, Jack Mayer, Justin Mitchell, Jaden Salmieri, Andy Vo, and Mason West. The Lady Whippet CC team competed in the RVC championships on Thursday evening in perfect race conditions. Freshman Sabrina Bomberg led the team to an 8th place finish out of 10 teams. Her time of 24:37 secured 45th place. Sophomore Olive Coburn turned in a time of 25:10, good enough for 48th place. This was close to Olive's best time of the year on what is a very challenging course. Morgan Stillwagon was the team's 4th runner in 55th and was also a few ticks of the clock off of her personal best for the season. The JV squad was led by freshmen Emma Weigel and Caelyn Caputo. These two pack-run well together and catapulted the team to a 6th place finish out of 10 teams. Both runners nearly ran a personal best on this day. The program also celebrated senior night which includes Rosie Aschenbrener, Jenna Lee, and Morgan Stillwagon. The group looks to recover from today's gutsy efforts and tackle the WIAA Sectional meet which will be hosted again by Whitewater High School at UW-Whitewater on Saturday, October 26th. Photos courtesy of Bob Mischka.