Lakeside Lutheran celebrates Homecoming week Sept 26-October 1

LLHS HoCo Court 2016
Members of the Lakeside Lutheran 2016 Homecoming Court include (couples from L-R) freshmen Ryann Burger and Espen Storlie, both from Lake Mills; sophomores Maggie Cody, Juneau and Caleb Kuepers, Madison; junior reps Maria Werre, Sun Prairie and Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Queen and King Maddie McKenna, Lake Mills and Jacob Meyer, Madison; and senior representatives Hailey Stade, Watertown and Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson.


Lakeside Lutheran High School announces its Homecoming activities and events for 2016, beginning with all-school activities on Monday, September 26 and ending with a dance on campus the evening of Saturday, October 1.

The 2016 Homecoming Court includes two representatives from each of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes, and four representatives from the senior class. Members of the court include freshmen representatives freshmen Ryann Burger and Espen Storlie, both from Lake Mills; sophomore representatives Maggie Cody, Juneau and Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Lake Mills; junior representatives Maria Werre, Sun Prairie and Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; senior representatives Hailey Stade, Watertown and Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson; Queen Maddie McKenna, Lake Mills and King Jacob Meyer, Madison.

Lakeside will celebrate homecoming with student activities throughout the week of September 26-30, both during the school day and after school.  The theme for this year is “Movie Franchises.” Each class has been assigned to decorate halls, doors and windows and create class floats and videos according to different popular movie series, including “Star Wars” for the freshmen, “Monsters, Inc.” for sophomores, “Marvel SuperHeroes” for juniors and “James Bond” for seniors. Students will decorate the school throughout the week as well as participate in class competitions.

After a 5:00 p.m. parade Friday in downtown Lake Mills, the varsity football team plays Lake Mills High School at 7 p.m. The Warrior Marching Band and the Dance Team perform halftime routines. A semi-formal dance is planned for Saturday evening on the Lakeside campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The activity schedule includes:

Monday, 9/26
Senior Friend Day | Dress PJ Day | Dodgeball | JV Football game at Columbus 5 pm

Tuesday, 9/27
Dress Sports Day | Musical Chairs | Home Soccer & Volleyball matches

Wednesday, 9/28
Class Workday to complete decoration of school in the morning with banners, hallway murals, window and door banners | Powder Puff Football | Boys Volleyball | Talent Show 1:50-3 pm

Thursday, 9/29
Dress Hillbilly/Cowboy | Class Relays | Home Soccer and Freshman Football games

Friday, 9/30
Dress Warrior Wear | Pep Rally | Downtown parade 5 PM | Alum Zone event on football field 5:30-7 PM  | Football game v. Lake Mills 7 PM | Marching Band Field show at halftime

Saturday, 10/1
Semi-formal dance at Lakeside 7:30-10:30 PM



Lakeside Lutheran Quarter 4, 2015-16 Honor Roll

Lakeside Lutheran is pleased to announce the following students have achieved honor roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year:

High Honors Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9
Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc; Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Kayla Laures, Jefferson; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Maxwell Thiele, Oconomowoc; Olivia Turke, Oconomowoc; Kira Tweit, Madison; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson

Grade 10
Kalies Birkholz, Watertown; Kelsey Birschbach, DeForest; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Zachary Cichanofsky, Watertown; Sophia Collins, Sun Prairie; Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc; Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo; Timothy Grant, Sun Prairie; Emma Guld, Lake Mills; Emma Hans, Jefferson; Benjamin Hodel, Lake Mills; Shannon Jones, Johnson Creek; Samantha Kluever, Marshall; Kelly Koch, Watertown; Samantha Kohls, Waterloo; Isaiah Lenz, Oconomowoc; Kaitlin Main, Juneau; Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Ashley McLain, Juneau; Melissa Murack, Sullivan; Maria Murray, Middleton; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; James Neuberger, Lake Mills; Devon Perkins, Madison; Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc; Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie; Katharina Schleef, Watertown; Emelyn Schoeller, Helenville; Morgan Thiele, Poynette; Emily Weber, Helenville; Gerald Weber, Sun Prairie; Matthias Winters, Watertown

Grade 11
Elliott Butler, Ixonia; Elizabeth Cichanofsky, Watertown; Rekha Drevlow, Lake Mills; Eli Gartner, Watertown; Joshua Higgins, Watertown; Brady Jensen, Juneau; Tina Kehl, Waterloo; Ian Lindloff, Janesville; Mindy Meske, Jefferson; Noah Miller, Whitewater; Katelyn Richter, Watertown; Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson; Benjamin Runke, Sun Prairie; Danielle Schilling, Watertown; Hailey Stade, Watertown; Caleb Strutz, Verona; Jessica Wagner, Madison; Kyle Wiessinger, Sun Prairie

Grade 12
Rebecca Doering, Lake Mills; Hollie Doyle, Watertown; Rachel Fisher, Madison; Robert Jarnigo, Lake Mills; Brittni Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Clarissa Keller, Madison; Ashley Kohls, Waterloo; Elias Lipasti, Lake Mills; Abigail Monis, Oconomowoc; Ashley Pagel, Helenville; Aaron Petersen, Lake Mills; Alex Pillard, Oconomowoc; Jessica Schwanke, Milton; Lisa Seavert, Fort Atkinson; Audra Sonntag, Janesville; Elijah Tesch, Sun Prairie; Estrella Tesch, Sun Prairie; Autumn Tracy, Lake Mills; David Wilson, Pardeeville

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9
Janelle Arndt, Watertown; Caleb Bilitz, Lake Mills; Miranda Blake, Watertown; Seth Bolin, Lake Mills; Megan Borth, Watertown; Carter Buchta, Ixonia; William Bushie, Watertown; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Caitlin Condon, Watertown; Tyler Degner, Watertown; Violet Dumke, Verona; Ryan Ferch, Johnson Creek; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Alexis Genthe, Lake Mills; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills; Madelynn Klug, Juneau; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Molly Lindloff, Janesville; Luke Marti, Oconomowoc; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Mariah Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Timothy Nommensen, Deerfield; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Mira Parker, DeForest; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Catherine Richart, Watertown; Dominic Schmidt, Watertown; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Johnathan Schuman, Beaver Dam; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Jessica Scott, Janesville; Amanda Seelman, Watertown; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Savannah Steffen, Watertown; Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills; Jacob Ulrich, Lake Mills; Isac Veers, Cross Plains; Peter Zambo, Lake Mills

Grade 10
Sofia Asmus, Lake Mills; Ashley Blanke, Watertown; Alyssa Condon, Watertown; J Doyle, DeForest; Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Amber Fortney, Columbus; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Noah Gartner, Johnson Creek; Kayla Grundman, Waterloo; Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Isaac Heckmann, Middleton; Ian Olson, Sun Prairie; Dustin Pampel, Johnson Creek; Tyler Punzel, Watertown; Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie; Trey Roth, Watertown; Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; Mary Schallert, Cambridge; Brett Schwantes, Madison; Alyson Steffan, Lake Mills; Katrina Stratman, Beaver Dam; Griffin Torgerson, Watertown; Philip Treptow, Avalon; Elizabeth Valerio, Watertown; Maria Werre, Sun Prairie; Ellie Westrate, Sun Prairie

Grade 11
Quinn Bilitz, Lake Mills; Brett Burger, Lake Mills; Timothy Ehrhardt, Oconomowoc; Jordan Ewert, Watertown; Matthew Fisher, Madison; Keyera Giese, Watertown; Abigail Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Laura Hafenstein, Lake Mills; Colin Isely, Watertown; Lillian Johnstone, Jefferson; Caitlin Jurczyk, Jefferson; Haley Kooiman, Lake Mills; Cameron Kuepers, Madison; Corbin LaFleur, Janesville; Robert Lang, Lake Mills; Lauren Lassanske, Watertown; Caleb Lindert, Watertown; Kalandria Madrid, Watertown; Bethany Mahnke, Sun Prairie; Cara McElroy, Madison; Benjamin Odrich, Madison; Zechariah Schleef, Watertown; Austin Schultz, Edgerton; Isaac Schulz, DeForest; Heidi Skewes, Madison; Krystal Taylor, Jefferson; Clark Thiele, Oconomowoc; Benjamin Tweit, Madison; Pierce Varney, Madison; Samuel Weiss, Oconomowoc; Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam

Grade 12
Amelia Asmus, Watertown; Paige Barnhart, Helenville; Chynarose Degner, Watertown; Austin DeNoyer, Lake Mills; Kendal Denson, Sun Prairie; Leah Fields, Lake Mills; Justin Gaal, Oconomowoc; Paul Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Andrew Hochmuth, Cross Plains; Timothy Hodel, Lake Mills; Hannah Hoffman, Waterloo; Nathanael Hoffman, Madison; Emma Krszjzaniek, Madison; Patience Letko, Lake Mills; Rachel Manteufel, Columbus; Corey Paske, Arlington; Meghan Pingel, Sun Prairie; Samantha Schwoch, Watertown; Arielle Stai, Watertown; Nora Stake, Stoughton; Blake Thiele, Oconomowoc; Jared Traver, Janesville; Lydia Ulrich, Lake Mills

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9
Vanessa Bischoff, Juneau; Carson Brumm, Lake Mills; Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Javin Hollis, Waterloo; Cannon Kerr, Watertown; Joshua Lindert, Watertown; Sadie Matthews, Sun Prairie; Charlie Miller, Sun Prairie; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Logan Scheiber, Watertown; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Michael Stern, Hustisford; Max Thomas, Watertown

Grade 10
Natalia Adsit, Fort Atkinson; Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Alexander Hoenecke, Waunakee; Cade Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Kailey Schoenherr, Sun Prairie; Alyssa Zank, Juneau

Grade 11
Nicholas Bartels, Lake Mills; Kaitlyn Birkholz, Watertown; Kyle Burger, Lake Mills; Nick Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Jacob Constien, Sun Prairie; Ashley Koltz, Beaver Dam; Dayne Kopfer, Columbus; Melissa Melcher, Watertown; Jacob Meyer, Madison; Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Kaylee Neupert, Waterloo; Adam Peters, Watertown; Jaden Schmidt, Watertown; Jordan Veers, Cross Plains; Jade Wood, Madison

Grade 12
Mason DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Annah Dobson, Johnson Creek; Joseph Graumann, Fort Atkinson; Emma Groninger, Janesville; Heidi Hanson, Juneau; Samuel Hilpertshauser, Fort Atkinson; Rachel Knoelke, Oconomowoc; Noah Kreilkamp, Watertown; Nathan Lemke, Jefferson; Jonathan Olah, Deerfield; Graham Soetenga, Madison; Alyssa Wegner, Madison; Matthew Werre, Sun Prairie

Badger State reps announced

Lakeside Lutheran High School has announced its 2016 Badger Boys and Girls State representatives. The boys selected to represent Lakeside Lutheran at the 75th session of Badger Boys State at Ripon College June 11-18 are Elliott Butler, son of Matt and Susan Butler, Ixonia, and Derek Gulrud, son of Cody and Nidia Gulrud, Marshall. The girls representing Lakeside Lutheran at the 73rd session of Badger Girls State at UW-Oshkosh from June 19-24 are Mindy Meske, daughter of Jeff and Jayne Meske, Jefferson, and Katelyn Richter, daughter of Pete and Denise Richter, Watertown. All of this year’s nominees are members of the Lakeside Lutheran Chapter of the National Honor Society.

Badger State Reps 2016
Lakeside Lutheran has chosen its representatives for the 2016 Badger Boys and Girls State Conferences in June. The junior class reps are (L-R) Derek Gulrud, Katelyn Richter, Elliott Butler and Mindy Meske.

In addition to maintaining a GPA that has earned him high honors for each semester of high school and the Brewer/Journal-Sentinel Student Achievement award each spring, Elliott Butler has participated and led in three sports seasons, including football and baseball for three years and basketball for two years. He has participated in the Capitol Conference Math Meet and Student Council each year, as well as being on staff of the weekly student-run newspaper; he served as an editor during the 2015-16 year. In summer 2015, he was selected to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. He participated in the inaugural year of Lakeside’s Operation GO, a summer mission trip group in which Butler’s group assisted with church activities in Louisville, KY; this summer he plans to participate at a church in Boise, ID.  In his home church, St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran in Oconomowoc, he regularly ushers and helps with VBS camps and the church’s Live Nativity. He also holds a job at the Piggly Wiggly in Oconomowoc.

In addition to being a part of the state championship Warrior Forensics team, where he earned a gold medal for playacting, Derek Gulrud has participated in choir his three years at Lakeside, including the audition-based traveling A Cappella Choir and the choreography-focused Swing Choir this junior year, where he is often a soloist. Gulrud has won roles in each spring drama and musical production. He has played on the football team for three years and track and field one year. He will also participate in his second year of Lakeside’s Operation GO summer mission trips, returning to a church in Toronto to help with summer camps. He ushers at St. John Lutheran in Waterloo, and serves as a worship leader, soloist and guitarist. Gulrud also works as a DJ for DJMagic Entertainment, and enjoys recording music at the studio he built at his home.

After two years in Freshman and Cantate choirs, Mindy Meske also sings in the A Cappella and Swing Choirs, where she often solos, as she also did for her role in this spring’s musical. She has earned a spot on academic honors or high honors each semester, and was awarded a Student Achiever Award. Her athletic involvement includes being goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team, and manager for the wrestling team. Meske was elected Secretary of the FFA Chapter for the past two years, and in her work with FFA, has been awarded a Leadership award, a Judging award, and a speech contest award. She also serves the audio/visual needs for school events with the Tech Club, and works with the Teens for Christ in their educational and service activities. Outside of Lakeside, her involvement and leadership includes teaching Sunday school at St. John Newville, singing in the church choir, and participating in youth group and serving at Advent and Lenten suppers. She has served as junior staff at Camp Phillip in Wautoma for the past two summers. In addition to volunteering at the public library and community theater, she also holds a part-time job at McDonald’s in Jefferson.

Katelyn Richter, ranked 10th in GPA for her class, has been on high honor roll each of her semesters, and received the Student Achiever award her sophomore year. As a member at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Watertown, she assists with service videography. At Lakeside, she has been involved athletically in volleyball for two years, and softball for three years. She also served on Student Council for two years, where she helped organize the campus blood drive. Richter plans to travel to a church in New Jersey with Operation GO, where she will help with VBS activities. She is employed at Watertown Bowl, where she also participates in a high school bowling league.

Badger State Government and Leadership Conferences are an opportunity for students entering their senior year of high school to put the principles of democratic government into action during a weeklong assembly. Sponsored by the Wisconsin American Legion and its Auxiliary, the goals of Badger State assemblies are to prepare young men and women of high school age for citizenship in a modern world, teach principles of democracy, instill a love of country and desire to preserve our government. Schools are encouraged to select representatives based on a combination of interest shown, leadership qualities, character, fitness, scholarship and extra-curricular activities.

Ulrich awarded Fort Memorial Medical Scholarship

Lydia Ulrich
Lydia Ulrich

Lydia Ulrich, daughter of Rick and Tina Ulrich of Lake Mills, was awarded a $1,000.00 Fort Memorial Medical Scholarship Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Ulrich was awarded the scholarship based on her eligibility by being a resident of Jefferson County pursuing a degree in a health care field at a technical school, college or university in Wisconsin.

“This scholarship is to provide financial assistance and encouragement for her career helping people to live healthier lives,” says Dwight Heaney, Foundation Executive Director. Ulrich is a 2016 graduate of Lakeside Lutheran and plans to attend UW-Stevens Point for a degree in Health and Wellness Promotion.

Scholarship applicants could be high school seniors or undergraduate students who will be enrolled in the 2016 fall semester at an accredited medical school, Baccalaureate, Masters or Associate Degree program studying a medical or health sciences field.

Student musicians receive awards

The Lakeside Lutheran Music Department, led by Choir Director James Buege and Band Director Glen Pufahl, presented music awards for the 2015-2016 academic year to several student musicians at the recent Academic Awards Night at Lakeside Lutheran High School.

LLHS Music Awards 2016

The National School Choral Award® is the highest honor for high school choral performers. It recognizes the dedication and musical achievement of top choral students nationwide, and was awarded to senior Hannah Hoffman, daughter of Brian and Carrie Hoffman of Waterloo. A Gueldner Music Clinic scholarship was awarded to junior vocalist Mindy Meske, daughter of Jeff and Jayne Meske of Jefferson.

Several A Cappella Choir seniors received Exemplary Leadership awards from the choral department for their outstanding contributions to the choir and school. Recipients included primary piano accompanist Brittni Jegerlehner, daughter of AJ and Betty Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Becca Doering, daughter of Matt and Jill Doering, Lake Mills; Josh Schoenfeld, son of John and Lisa Schoenfeld, Lake Mills; David Wilson, son of Noreen Wilson, Pardeeville and James and Aimee Wilson, Brandon; Josiah Eaker, son of Tricia Eaker, Watertown; and Mark Hoeft, son of Steve and Amy Hoeft, Fort Atkinson. Eaker and Hoeft were recognized for perfect attendance in more than 40 events over their two-year tenure in A Cappella choir.

Outstanding Musicians are chosen by fellow band members in recognition for outstanding musical achievements, cooperation and dedication to the Lakeside Lutheran band program. 2016 recipients included senior saxophonist Hollie Doyle, daughter of Jeff and Heidi Doyle, Watertown; sophomore sax Ashley Fritz, daughter of Brian and Tiffany Fritz, Middleton;  senior baritonist Paul Grunewald, son of Michael and Kristen Grunewald, Bettendorf, Iowa; senior trumpeter Elias Lipasti, son of Mikko and Erica Lipasti, Lake Mills; senior hornist Lydia Ulrich, daughter of Rick and Tina Ulrich, Lake Mills; senior percussionist David Wilson, son of Noreen Wilson, Pardeeville and James and Aimee Wilson, Brandon; and sophomore trombonist Matthias Winters, son of Jim and Kimara Winters, Watertown.

The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award® was inaugurated in 1974 with the consent of his widow shortly after this great jazz artist died in 1971. It honors the outstanding jazz musician at each high school nationwide; this year’s award was presented to senior trumpeter Lipasti. The Woody Herman Jazz Award® was created in 1988, shortly after Herman’s death, also to honor outstanding jazz students, and was given to senior saxophonist Doyle.

Said to be the most prestigious band award given to a high school band member, the John Philip Sousa Band Award is given to recognize superior musicianship, dependability, loyalty, and cooperation, and was awarded to Lipasti.

Dobson awarded inaugural LLHS FFA Alumni scholarship

Awards Night-FFA-web
Annah Dobson was presented the first annual LLHS FFA Alumni Scholarship by Alumni President Kevin Voigt.

Annah Dobson, daughter of Roger and Rachelanne Dobson, Johnson Creek, was awarded the inaugural Lakeside Lutheran FFA Alumni Scholarship at the recent Academic Awards Night at Lakeside Lutheran High School. The $250.00 award was presented to Dobson by Kevin Voigt, president of the Alumni group.

Dobson was awarded the scholarship based on her academic performance, FFA involvement and leadership and intention to continue her education in an agriculture-related field. Dobson plans to attend UW-River Falls for Agricultural Marketing Communications.

The LLHS FFA Alumni group works to support, preserve and enhance the Lakeside Lutheran FFA Chapter, and assist with its positive impact in the larger community. Future plans for scholarship program is to continue to offer scholarships for Lakeside FFA members continuing in agriculture-related education after high school, and also potentially offer scholarships to seniors at Lakeside not in FFA who plan to pursue interests in agriculture (food, fuels and fiber). For more information about the LLHS FFA Alumni, contact Tech and Career Education adviser Jeff Meske at 920-648-2321.

Fischer Memorial Scholarship awarded

Fischer Memorial Scholarship
Gary and Nancy Fischer continued the scholarship tradition begun 18 years ago when they presented the Steven Fischer Memorial Scholarship to senior Rebecca Doering, daughter of Matt and Jill Doering of Lake Mills, at the recent Academic Awards Night at Lakeside Lutheran High School. The award is presented to a graduating senior who plans to continue in music ministry. Preference is also given to a student who plans to study at Martin Luther College, the teaching college for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Doering plans to attend MLC for a Secondary Physical Education degree. The Fischers, of Milton, instituted the scholarship in memory of their son who was a student and musician at Lakeside Lutheran when he died in 1998.