GHS Boys & Girls Track and Field Team

GHS is sending 13 athletes to the WIAA Division 1 State Track & Field Meet, to be held June 3rd and 4th at UW-LaCrosse. Please congratulate these GHS State Qualifiers: Cathy Brunette, Anya Dilahunt, Katelyn Gallun, Ryan Grange, Sara Grange, Sean Hanley, Carrie Herian, Marcus Hill, Erick Huertas, Stefan Lundgren, Emily Schreiner, Justin Tomashek, Jason Zahn.

National Merit Scholarship
Congratulations to Josh Eggold and Dan Pampel who were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Of the 1.4 million students who took the PSAT, 15,000 students were named Finalists. From the Finalists, 8400 students will be selected to receive a National Merit Scholarship. These selections will be made in April, May, and July. Good luck to both young men in their pursuit of educational excellence.

The team of seniors Mitch Sommerfeldt & Ryan Stauske placed 7th overall in the Ford-AAA Student Auto Skills national finals held Monday & Tuesday in Detroit.  Congratulations to Mitch and Ryan and their coach Carl Hader!

Reflections Contest
Our very own Abby Cibulka finished in 1ST PLACE in the state of Wisconsin for the Film Category in the Reflections Contest!!!
In addition, Michael Seybold received an HONORABLE MENTION in the Visual Arts category.....only 5 individuals were given "Honorable Mentions"..over 500 projects were submitted in his category. These two students will attend an Awards Ceremony in April at the Blue Harbor Resort!  Way to go GES!!!!

National Honor Society
Listed below are the new members of the Grafton High School National Honor Society. Induction is held at a short ceremony on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 7 PM in the GHS auditorium. A small reception will follow. Everyone is welcome to attend.

New Senior Members     
Bucheger, Zachary      
Catledge, Renee        
Hartwig, Ryan          
Herlinger, Emily       
Jurkiewicz, John       
Liesenberg, Michaela   
Mercado, Francisco     
Montaine, Emily        
Pampel, Daniel         
Schmeling, Teresa    

New Junior Members        
Alexander, Clairissa              
Birch, Grace                     
Blum, Alexandra               
Borden, Lisa                  
Canepa, Katelyn                
Collins, Kevin                     
Crandall, Natalie                  
Gall,  Taylor                  
Gasiorowski, Sean              
Gilstrap, Lauren                  
Hafemann, Kathryn    
Hemley, Isabel       
Hertel, Katelyn      
Konzen, Emma         
Lorge, Amanda        
Marx, Amanda         
Mullens, Lucas       
Norgord, Kayleigh    
O'Neil, Christine 
Pfaffenroth, Lauren 
Volkmann, Emily 
Zarem, Katelyn 
Zylka, Sarah 

Current Senior (2 yr.) Members
Albrecht, Emily 
Dubinski, Alex 
Eggold, Joshua 
Govek, Joshua 
Grange, Ryan 
Hackert, Ashley 
Kassens, Kaylee 
Konop, Alexander 
Kosloske, Gabrielle 
Kozak, Kaleigh 
Makela, Shannon 
Murray, Skye 
Rose, Christopher 
Schaenzer, Benjamin 
Sobel, Rachel 
Stollenwerk, Cassandra 
Ziegler, Esther 

And they said it couldn't be done!
Last year's amazing record-breaking 7th grade engineering tower was surpassed today by Monica Geiser and Ashlyn Kamke. Please join me in congratulating these stupendous students on their new holding record of 28 textbooks held by a structure made of nothing except standard straws and standard straight pins! Their final structure measured within set limitations and held each additional book for the full requisite 10 seconds between each book. They are incredible!

WIAA Division 2 State Meet
Please congratulate Coach Mark Minz and the following members of the GHS Swimming & Diving Team, who have qualified for the WIAA Division 2 State Meet!

Al Nennig
Chris Rose
Brad Kempka
Mark Rosenberg
Austin Schaut
Zach Greenwood

The meet will be held this Friday, February 18th at the UW-Natatorium. Diving is at 2:30 and Swimming is at 6:30pm. In addition, Al Nennig was recognized in today's Journal/Sentinel as their Boys High School Athlete of the Week! Best of Luck to these young men!

Love 4 Lexi Foundation - Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to Emily Mueller (6th Grade) and Marina Remington (8th Grade) who submitted essays to the Love 4 Lexi Foundation. The students wrote excellent essays on the importance of organ donation. The essays emphasized the positive impact donations have had on their lives and their families. The foundation will be awarding both classroom teachers Donna McCann (6th grade) and Mike Maloney (8th Grade) with Smartboards for their classrooms.

Art Department Accomplishments
Congratulations to the following art students for acceptance and awards in the 2011 Scholastic Art Awards Show.
This is a state wide competition and the gold key award winners will advance to the national competition in Washington DC.
The show is at the Milwaukee Art Museum and runs thru March 6th.

Congratulations to:

Alison Galarza- Silver Key Award in Painting
Tommy Lindeman- Silver Key Award in Graphic Design
Madeline Riebe- Gold Key Award in Graphic Design
Emily Schulz- Gold Key Award in Art Metal
Catherine Lundgren- Gold Key Award in Drawing
Katie Silasiri- Gold Key Award in Drawing
Lauren Morrison- Gold Key Award in Drawing
Karissa Schmidt- Gold Key Award in Photography 
Click here to view their work


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