The UW-Whitewater Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Sharri VanAlstine, visited the Music Masters Ensemble class on Monday, February 18th. The Music Masters Ensemble shared one of the songs they are preparing for Solo/Ensemble Festival. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble sang three pieces for our students. The visit finished with a chance to improvise 12-bar blues while “trading fours” with the UW students.
The Whitewater High School Gymnastics team headed to Platteville on Saturday, February 15th, to compete in the 12-team Lisa Steger Memorial Gymnastics Invitational. Out of the 12 teams, there were approximately 60 competitors on each event. The highlights of the invitational included Jenna Caldwell placing 16th on the Vault, scoring a personal best of 8.325, another personal best on the Uneven Bars, scoring a 7.5, and a 7.5 on the Floor Exercise. Halee Peters also had a successful meet scoring a 30.7 in the All-Around, 7.95 on the Floor Exercise, 7.35 on the Balance Beam, 7.25 on the Uneven Bars, and an 8.125 on Vault. Brenda Aguilar scored a personal best on the Balance Beam, scoring 6.9. She also competed Varsity Vault for the first time, scoring a 7.25. Maddy Donnelly scored a 7.6 on the Vault and Anna Ejnik scored a 7.9 on the Floor Exercise. As a team the Whippets scored a 112.675. If you want to see more flips and twists come support your Whippet athletes at Elkhorn on Friday, February 21th, as they compete at their Conference meet!
The National Honor Society hosted the Red & White Ball at Whitewater High School on Saturday evening, February 15!
Whitewater City Manager Cameron Clapper visited students in two American Government classes on Friday, February 14. Clapper started with an introductory lesson about what is happening in the city which was followed by a student-led question and answer session.
The Whippets had a great Sectional meet with Jack Mayer leading the way with a win in the 50 Freestyle (new school record) and placing 2nd in the 100 Freestyle. Jack will swim next Friday at the State meet in Madison. The team was able to put up 13 best times, 11 top sixteen finishes and 5 top ten times. Way to go Whippets!