WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2017

Kaitlyn Gilbertson is a junior at Black River Falls. Softball is her sport! When she's not playing softball, she's active in marching and concert band, playing the flute. She also competes in solo and Ensemble with flute and competes in singing.

Kaitlyn is very active with her church with the high school choir and is a Peer Minister. She's on the Honor Roll, was February's Student of the Month, and even has a part time job!

 

WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2017

Cole is a senior at Kickapoo High School. Cole works hard to excel inside and outside of the class room. He is an instrumental part of his robotics team and is the vice president of his FFA chapter. He is an active youth group member at his local church and he volunteers in many areas of his community. This year, Cole placed 13th out of 120 at cross country sectionals, and has sprinted his way to track and field sectionals the last 2 years. He has received over 20 awards and medals throughout his high school athletic career. When he isn't running the tracks outside, he is owning his grades inside as a 4 year high honor student and member of the national honor society. In addition to the hard work he puts in to his school work and extra-curriculars, Cole also maintains a full time job on his family dairy farm.

WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2017

Maya Budin is a Senior at Luther High School in Onalaska.  She is a dedicated gymnast and co-captain on the GET Area Co-op team which practices in Galesville. Despite the demanding time commitment of living in Sparta, going to school in Onalaska and attending gymnastics practice in Galesville, Maya is an honor student at Luther and participates in other school activities including Choir and National Honor Society.  During the off-season, Maya trains at AMKM Gymnastics and has competed AAU gymnastics for the last 9 years. Her teachers and coaches all speak highly of her work ethic and commitment to excellence. 


Maya has earned all conference honors in gymnastics all 4 years of high school.  She has also earned all-state honors so far the last three years. In February, she qualified as an individual to the 2017 State Gymnastics Tournament for the second time in her high school career.  She is the only Division 1 gymnast in our area who earned that honor this year.
 
 
 
 
 

WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2017

 

Jaxon is a first grader at Rushford Peterson elementary school. He has been apart of the Rushford Peterson youth wrestling team since he was in preschool. While maintaining good grades and amazing friendships with his peers, he has also worked very hard at each one of his wrestling tournaments.  Jaxon has also been an amazing role model to his little brother Jace.

 

WEEK OF MARCH 27, 2017

Caleb Heerts is a Senior at Holmen High School. He plays on Holmen's Tennis Team, both singles and doubles and is the Captain this year. Caleb plays drums in the HHS Marching Band, the band has taken first place the last several years in the Maple Leaf Parade, and traveled to Florida to play in the Half Time show at the TaxSlayer Bowl. He is also a member of the Holmen Robotics Team. Caleb is an excellent student, with a 4.2 GPA and a member of National Honor Society. He takes many Advanced placement classes at HHS, and has been on the Maroon Renaissance "High Honor Roll" all 4 years of High School.  He is an avid snow skier and wakeboarder as well. He has been accepted to UW-Madison's School of Letters and Sciences.

 

 

 

WEEK OF MARCH 20, 2017

Mikaela Schlesinger is a senior at Aquinas High school.

Valedictorian of her class

Executive member of Student Government

Member of Impact Club and Meal Delivery

President of Earth Club

Volunteers at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital

Organized Winter Futsal Girls Soccer Team for Aquinas

Has lettered in Tennis and Soccer every year since Freshman year

Went to State in Girls Tennis at Singles – 2015 and 2016 (Fall seasons)

Went to State in Girls Soccer – 2015 and 2016 (Spring seasons)

 

Mik, as her friends call her, has a joyful spirit. She is always up for a new adventure and loves outdoor activities – kayaking being a favorite. She has a huge heart, loves animals, and likes to get involved in community events. One of my favorite things about Mikaela is that she leads by example. She is a very hard worker, but likes to have fun in the process. She is encouraging to both her teammates and her classmates. She’s just a great member of any team.

 

WEEK OF MARCH 13, 2017

Joseph Oldendorf is a junior at West Salem High School. Joey has played soccer and hockey since he was in kindergarten. He has made it to state in hockey this year and his summer soccer team made it to state in 2015.  He has been a lead scorer and team leader in both.  He maintains his grades and has been on the honor roll for several years. 

WEEK OF MARCH 6, 2017

Wyatt is a 10 year old (4th grader) at Galesville Elementary school.  He works very hard in the classroom to achieve his goals.  He is very active in many sports including football, basketball, baseball and racing.  He loves all sports but his passion is racing.  He races a slingshot at Mississippi  Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI.  He has been racing for 5 years.  He started racing go karts and now races a slingshot.  He won his first feature race this past summer.  Wyatt also likes to help people in the community.  If there is one thing that people would say about Wyatt, it is that he is a very kind boy who would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.