Whitewater Middle School students earn second place in Academic Bowl

Front L-R: Henry Gehrenbeck, Alex Clarksen, Andrew O’Toole, Quinn McCarthy, Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman, Emma Clarksen; Middle L-R: Marina Linos, Jared Apgar, Silas Baker Emerson Ellenwood, Emma Weigel, Zoe Olson; Back L-R: Keith CAmeron, Henry Mortimer, Peter Portwine

Congratulations to the fifteen 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that represented Whitewater Middle School at the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network Academic Bowl on March 18 in Fort Atkinson. Five school districts participated.

Whitewater Middle School did very well earning 2nd place overall with 678 points and only 6 points behind Fort Atkinson, the 1st place winner.  Waterloo took 3rd place followed by Jefferson and Johnson Creek.

The following Whitewater students earned special recognition:

In Language Arts –

  • Henry Gehrenbeck – 1st place, 6th grade
  • Keith Cameron – 3rd place, 8th grade

In Science –

  • Peter Portwine – 1st place, 8th grade
  • Marina Linos – 2nd place, 7th grade
  • Alex Clarksen – 2nd place, 6th grade

In Social Studies –

  • Quinn McCarthy – 1st place, 6th grade
  • Emerson Ellenwood – 2nd place, 7th grade
  • Henry Mortimer – 2nd place, 8th grade

In Math –

  • Emma Clarksen – 1st place, 8th grade
  • Jared Apgar – 2nd place , 7th grade
  • Andrew O’Toole – 3rd place, 6th grade

Whitewater Team 1 (Silas Baker, Henry Gehrenbeck,  Henry Mortimer, Andrew O’Toole, Emma Weigel,) placed first in the Current Events portion of the competition.

Other Whitewater team members included: Zoe Olson and Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman

Congratulations to all of the participants for their contributions to the team’s overall success and a special thank you for doing a great job representing Whitewater and Whitewater Middle School.  Well done!

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