Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Principal Mike Lovenberg of Whitewater High School announced that Grace Ejnik has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A certificate from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented senior.

Although Grace will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, she placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Commended Students In The 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

The principal, Mike Lovenberg, of Whitewater High School announced today that Zachary Brantmeier and Nicholas Kuzoff have been named Semi-Finalist Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

Zach and Nick will continue in the 2018 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards. Nick and Zach are 2 of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million dollars that will be offered next spring.

Whitewater area spring graduates and academic honors (updated with Madison and Oshkosh)

Spring 2018 Graduates

Jacquelyn Caldwell, School of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Business: Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Callie Hebert, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sara Hilliger, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, English, Graduated with Distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courtney Martens, School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science-Nursing, Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Nelson, School of Education, Bachelor of Science-Art, Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashley Young, Col of Agricultural & Life Sci, Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Graduated with Distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scott Zahn, Col of Agricultural & Life Sci, Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Katey L. Meschler, College of Education and Human Services, Literacy, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Ricky Amador Serna, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Michala Schramm, MACC, Accounting, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Thomas H. Weston, Bachelor of Science In Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Rachel DeVoe, Technical Diploma One Year, Online Child Care E-Connect, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Emily Markham, Bachelor of Arts, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis, Highest Honors, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Bradley Stoll, Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Justin Sdano, M.S. Information & Communication Tech, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Spring 2018 Chancellor’s List (4.0 GPA)

Emily Heckert, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Platteville


Spring 2018 Dean’s List (Varies, Typically minimum 3.75 GPA)

Bradley Stoll, Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Emily Markham, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Thomas McManaway, Recreation Management, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Benjamin Freiermuth, Business Administration, Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Isabelle Zahn, Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Melissa Mursch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jacquelyn Caldwell, School of Business, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mitchell Dalzin, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shannon Kehoe, School of Education, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thomas Maloney, Division of Continuing Studies, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jan Maroske, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courtney Martens, School of Nursing, Dean’s Honor List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Noah Miller, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Nelson, School of Education, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashley Young, Col of Agricultural & Life Sci, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Joshua Pelayo, Mathematics, St. Olaf College

Whitewater area spring graduates and academic honors

Spring 2018 Graduates

Ricky Amador Serna, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Michala Schramm, MACC, Accounting, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Thomas H. Weston, Bachelor of Science In Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Rachel DeVoe, Technical Diploma One Year, Online Child Care E-Connect, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Emily Markham, Bachelor of Arts, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis, Highest Honors, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Bradley Stoll, Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Justin Sdano, M.S. Information & Communication Tech, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Spring 2018 Chancellor’s List (4.0 GPA)

Emily Heckert, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Platteville


Spring 2018 Dean’s List (Varies, Typically minimum 3.75 GPA)

Bradley Stoll, Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Emily Markham, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Thomas McManaway, Recreation Management, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Benjamin Freiermuth, Business Administration, Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Isabelle Zahn, Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Melissa Mursch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jacquelyn Caldwell, School of Business, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mitchell Dalzin, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shannon Kehoe, School of Education, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thomas Maloney, Division of Continuing Studies, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jan Maroske, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courtney Martens, School of Nursing, Dean’s Honor List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Noah Miller, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Nelson, School of Education, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashley Young, Col of Agricultural & Life Sci, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Joshua Pelayo, Mathematics, St. Olaf College

Whitewater resident receives WICPA accounting scholarship

Alexandria Cady, a Whitewater resident and University of Wisconsin–Whitewater student, received the 2018 LeRoy C. Schmidt 150-Hour Accounting Scholarship in the amount of $2,500, awarded by the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Educational Foundation Inc. Cady is a fifth-year accounting major at UW–Whitewater.

The scholarship, named after former WICPA Executive Director LeRoy C. Schmidt, CPA, helps fund the 150-hour education requirement to obtain a CPA license. Students must complete 150 hours of post-secondary education including an undergraduate degree plus additional hours or a master’s degree.

Nineteen students received scholarships. Recipients were selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee based on academic achievement, community service, personal statement and recommendation letters.

The WICPA is the premier professional organization for certified public accountants and other finance and business professionals in Wisconsin, with 7,300 members working in public accounting, industry, government, and education.

Nicholas Huang Receives Fulbright Award

Nicholas Huang, a recent graduate of Butler University with a double major in Finance and Marketing, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Macau for an English Teaching Assistantship for the 2018-2019 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Huang will teach English and US Culture at Macau Polytechnic Institute. Nicholas is the grandson of Whitewater residents Tom and Karen Christofferson, and former residents I-Ning and Joyce Huang. Son of WHS graduates (’83), Kuang-Yu and Susan Huang.

Nicholas is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

“I am ecstatic to be able to share my American perspective with learners of English and gain insight into their learning experience”, reports Huang.

“Nick is the ideal individual to serve as cultural ambassador,” said Dacia Charlesworth, Butler University’s Fulbright Program Adviser. “He embodies the spirit of the Fulbright mission and I am certain the students and community members in Macau are going to enjoy learning about the U.S. through his interactions.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, professionals, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all areas while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

WMS Word Masters Challenge Winners

The WordMasters Challenge™ is a vocabulary competition based on completing analogies. Whitewater Middle School has received the final cumulative results from this year’s events.

Congratulations to the top scoring students for the 2017-18 school year. They are: Caleigh Yang, Sophie Walton, Zuri Goldsmith, Henry Mortimer, Liz Ngabo, Jack Cohen, Reese Brantmeier, Madison Strickler, Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman, and Savannah Hill.

Special recognition and a medal go to Caleigh Yang for having the top score at WMS and proving that it does pay to study the words.

WHS Top Ten students honored at Rock Valley Conference Top Ten Banquet

The top ten students from the Whitewater High School Class of 2018 were recognized at the Rock Valley Conference Top Ten Banquet at Edgerton High School on Sunday, May 6th.

 

Pictured left to right are (front row) WHS Principal Mr. Mike Lovenberg, Lydia Wiley-Deal, Allisan Barrett, Kylie Damhorst, Catherine Strait, Casey Skindingsrude, WWUSD District Administrator Dr. Mark Elworthy, (back row) Jacob Zuehlke, Jacob Korf, Connor Steinke, James Dedrick, and Zachary Gross.

High Honors Recognition Night honors academic excellence

On April 25th, 2018, Whitewater High School held its annual High Honors Recognition Night, honoring students with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 and above.

The evening began with a dessert reception followed by a program in the auditorium.  The high school was honored to have 1984 WHS graduate Andrea Kreft as keynote speaker. Ms. Kreft is the principal of John Muir Elementary School in Madison. Her message to students was to be proud of Whitewater High School and the community, experience diversity, savor the moment of being in high school, continue to achieve at a high level, hold peer relationships near and dear, and that perhaps one day in the not so distant future, one the students in the audience may be giving a very similar speech.

Following Ms. Kreft’s keynote address, students were recognized on stage.  Sophomores through seniors received commemorative bronze, silver, and gold medals.  Freshmen received a certificate of achievement.

This was the fourth annual High Honors Night and was proudly attended by more than 300 students, family, and community members.