Lakeside Lutheran May Banquet court announced


LLHS May Banquet court
Members of the May Banquet senior court are ( L-R) : Heidi Hanson, Juneau; Lyndon Weisensel, Juneau; Estrella Tesch, Sun Prairie; Alex Pillard, Oconomowoc; Abigail Monis, Oconomowoc; Joseph Graumann, Fort Atkinson; Chynarose Degner, Watertown; Stephen Phelps, Stoughton; Becca Doering, Lake Mills; David Wilson, Pardeeville; Rachel Knoelke, Oconomowoc and Cole Hatcher, Oconomowoc.

Lakeside Lutheran High School hosts its May Banquet and Dance on campus Saturday, May 7. Themed “Come to the Ball,” this fairytale event begins as doors open at 6 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. dinner. A Grand March takes place after supper, when May Banquet king and queen are announced.  A “Mr. Lakeside” senior boy competition is slated as part of the evening’s entertainment along with a dance that lasts until 11:30 p.m.

Lakeside Lutheran Forensics earns top score at state

For the second time in three years, the Lakeside Lutheran High School Forensics team captured the highest score among 340 high schools at the 121st Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WHSFA) State Festival. This is the 7th consecutive Excellence in Speech Award awarded to Lakeside Lutheran for scoring in the top 5% among participating high schools.

LLHS 4N6 takes top score at state WHSFA festival
For the 2nd time in 3 years the Lakeside Lutheran High School Forensics team captured the WHSFA Forensics State Championship, tying perennial powerhouse, Darlington High School, with a an impressive total of 90 points each. Pictured on the UW campus, front row, left-right: Josiah Eaker, David Wilson, Emma Guld. 2nd row, L-R: Devon Perkins, Maddie Triebold, Kaitlyn Gehler, Audra Sonntag, Maddie McKenna, Rebecca Doering, Max Thiele. 3rd row, L-R: Emily Weber, Maria Werre, Kayla Grundman, Emma Hans, Mira Parker, Sophie Griffin, Emily Raymond, Jenna Gaal, Tina Kehl, Molly Lindloff. 4th row, L-R: Coach Steve Lauber, Caleb Raymond, Derek Gulrud, Josh Schoenfeld, Malachi Mortensen, Justin Learned, Justin Gaal. Back row, L-R: Charlie Pingel, Kyle Burger, Caleb Strutz.

The UW-Madison campus hosted 4,656 students from across the state at this, the largest forensics tournament in the state on April 15. “Students in our academic sport practice long hours to hone their skills and meet the expectations upon which they will be judged,” says WHSFA Executive Director Adam Jacobi. “These schools represent consistent performance across a variety of contest events at our festival, and should be lauded for their performance.” Competing against 339 other high schools this spring, Lakeside Lutheran returned home again as the highest scoring team in the state, along with perennial powerhouse, Darlington High School; each had total of 90 team points.

At the State Festival, individual competitors receive a gold medal for a perfect score of 25, silver for a score of 23 or 24, a bronze for a score of 20-22 and a small bronze for lower scores. The whole team then receives points based on members’ individual scores, earning four points for each gold, three points for each silver, two points for each bronze and one point for each small bronze.

After qualifying all 25 entries—the maximum allowable—through sub-district and district competitions, the Lakeside Lutheran competitors earned a total of 15 gold and 10 silver medals at state, resulting in the championship 90 points.

“Having the top score at the tournament two years ago was a thrill, but to win it a second time in three years is special, especially for some of our juniors and seniors who were on the first State Championship team” said Lakeside Lutheran forensics coach Steve Lauber. “God has blessed these young adults with not only a great work ethic but tremendous speaking skills.”

The 15 gold medal entries include Caleb Strutz, Verona (Extemporaneous); Becca Doering, Lake Mills (Solo Acting); Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc (Public Address);  Maria Werre, Sun Prairie (Storytelling); Emily Weber, Helenville (Storytelling); Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc (Storytelling); Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo and Derek Gulrud, Marshall (Playacting); Josh Schoenfeld, Lake Mills and Josiah Eaker, Watertown (Playacting); Caleb Raymond and Charlie Pingel, both Sun Prairie (Playacting); Devon Perkins, Madison (Moments in History); Audra Sonntag, Janesville (Prose); Emma Hans, Jefferson (Prose); Sophie Griffin, Lodi (Prose); Max Thiele, Oconomowoc (Demonstration); and David Wilson, Pardeeville (Radio Speaking).

Silver medals were awarded to Kyle Burger, Lake Mills (Solo Acting); Justin Learned, Watertown (Demonstration); Kayla Grundman, Waterloo (Special Occasion); Maddie McKenna, Lake Mills (Farrago); Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam (Moments in History); Mira Parker, DeForest (Poetry); Justin Gaal, Oconomowoc (Radio Speaking); Tina Kehl, Waterloo (Special Occasion); Molly Lindloff, Janesville (Prose); and Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie and Emma Guld, Lake Mills (Playacting).

For more information about the WHSFA, visit For more information about Lakeside Lutheran High School, contact Principal Grasby at 920-648-2321 or visit the LLHS website at

Lakeside Lutheran to present spring musical

Lakeside Lutheran High School is nearing its final week of practice for the spring production of the comedy musical Princess Whatsername. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the school office at (920) 648-2321, or purchasing tickets at the door the nights of the performances. Prices are $8 for adults and $5 for students (K-12).

It begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping. When she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her. She can’t remember anything — not where she’s from, how she got there or even her own name! She embarks on a journey to discover her identity and meets several fairy-tale characters along the way. Some are helpful, some are dangerous, and some are just plain weird, but all have information to help our young girl eventually realize her true identity as a princess. As with any good fairytale, there’s also a prince! He’s desperate to find the princess, but he’s always one step behind and inadvertently rescues and wins the hearts of all the wrong princesses! A rocking musical score adds even more fun to new takes on the stories everyone loves.

A large cast offers the opportunity for many Lakeside students to showcase their acting and musical talents. Characters include the fairytale legends Gretel (Mindy Meske, Jefferson); Hansel (Malachi Mortenson, Beaver Dam), Rumpelstiltskin (Kyle Burger, Lake Mills), Cinderella (Lillie Johnstone, Jefferson), Rapunzel (Emma Guld, Lake Mills), the Forest Witch (Audra Sonntag, Janesville), and fairies, both good (Jordan Gade, Lake Mills, Marilyn Klein, Watertown and Sophia Griffin, Madison), evil (Violet Dumke, Fort Atkinson) and the godmother (Sam Anderson, Sun Prairie).

Princess Whatsername rehearsal with Princess, Goldilocks and Snow White at Lakeside Lutheran
Lakeside Lutheran students (from left) Madeline McKenna (Goldilocks), Jade Wood (Snow White) and Maria Werre (Princess) rehearse a scene while director Toepel follows along.

Other fairytale characters include Snow White (Jade Wood, Madison) and her seven dwarfs, Giddy (Olivia Fregien, Madison); Nosy (Ben Huebner, Madison); Rowdy (Al Wood, Madison); Whiny (Gabby Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA); Hippie (Mollie Lindloff, Janesville); Guilty (Corey Paske, Arlington); and Flighty (Maddie Klug, Juneau). Likewise, Goldilocks (Madeline McKenna, Lake Mills) and a big and little bear make an appearance (Mark Hoeft, Fort Atkinson and Colton Hatcher, Oconomowoc).

In addition to the title namesake Princess (Maria Werre, Sun Prairie), the cast also features several other royalty, including the Queen of North (Heidi Skewes, Madison), King and Queen of the South (Josiah Eaker, Keyera Giese, both of Watertown), Queen of the West (Emily Weber, Helenville), and Princes Hercules (Josh Schoenfeld, Lake Mills), Reveille (Derek Gulrud, Marshall), Adonis (Joe Graumann, Fort Atkinson) and Swavay (Mason DeNoyer, Sun Prairie).

Rounding out the royalty staff are the Herald (Caleb Strutz, Verona), the Steward (Lucas Schneider, Waterloo) and the Nurse (Noah Kooiman, Lake Mills).

Princess Whatsername rehearsal at LLHS
Lakeside Lutheran students (from left) Derek Gulrud (Prince Reveille), Malachi Mortenson (Hansel) and Mindy Meske (Gretel) hunt for the Princess while director Schultz reads along.

The Lakeside Lutheran drama team is directed by teachers Clark Schultz and Mark Toepel. Choreography is provided by Lake Mills dance instructor Rebecca Lauber. Musical coaching is provided by Lakeside Lutheran choral director James Buege and Rachel Mortensen. Student stage manager is Annika Butzow of Janesville. Princess Whatsername is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

Lakeside Lutheran to host community electronics recycling event

Lakeside Lutheran High School will host its spring community electronics recycling event on Friday, April 22 from 3:30–6 PM and on Saturday, April 23 from 8 AM–2 PM.

Lakeside will accept appliances that contain Freon (refrigerators, dehumidifiers, window air conditioners, etc.) as well as batteries of any kind (alkaline, lead acid, NiCad, NiMh, Li-ion, etc).  Individuals should also note that recyclers are no longer accepting any televisions without a charge, so Lakeside needs to pass along a $20.00 cost for each TV brought to the event; CRT computer monitors are $5.00 this year. Everything else remains free of charge through the Lakeside event, including plasma, LED and LCD flat screen computer monitors.

Members of the community and businesses are invited to bring virtually any electronic device, working or not, including computers, printers, stereos, copiers, handheld electronics, phones, cameras and more to the school during these times to have the items recycled free of charge. Household items including blenders and coffee makers (without glass), vacuums (without bags), clocks, curling irons, fans, remotes, metal power tools, holiday lights and more are also acceptable in addition to the new items mentioned above. The event is held in partnership with Legacy Recycling in Sturtevant.

Several types of white goods can be accepted as well at Lakeside during this event through a service outside of Legacy Recycling. Examples of accepted white goods include dishwashers, stoves, washers and dryers and microwaves. Scrap metal will also be accepted.

Examples of items that cannot be accepted include ballasts, capacitors, gas cylinders, light bulbs, liquids, any medical equipment that has been involved with biohazard materials and VHS cassette tapes. For a more complete list of both acceptable and unacceptable items, see or contact LLHS Technology Director Cameron Ausen at 920-648-2321 x1512.

This spring’s event marks the fifth time Lakeside Lutheran has offered this community service. Last spring, another 3 ½ semi loads of recycled electronics, plus a semi load of appliances and scrap metal, were disposed of in an earth-friendly manner. Lakeside Computer Maintenance students, along with staff, volunteer hours to sort and assemble items before semi-trucks pick them up for recycling in compliance with highest standards and regulations in the industry.

Individuals should bring electronics to the Lakeside Lutheran “bus barn” in the west end parking lot during the stated hours by entering the Woodland Beach Road driveway and following the signs. Lakeside requests that no items be dropped off outside of the open hours of the event.


Lakeside Lutheran Quarter 3, 2015-16 Honor Roll

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; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Alexis Genthe, Lake Mills; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Kayla Laures, Jefferson; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Maxwell Thiele, Oconomowoc; Olivia Turke, Oconomowoc; Kira Tweit, Madison; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson

Grade 10
Kalies Birkholz, Watertown; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Zachary Cichanofsky, Watertown; Sophia Collins, Sun Prairie; Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc; Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo; Timothy Grant, Sun Prairie; Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Emma Guld, Lake Mills; Emma Hans, Jefferson; Shannon Jones, Johnson Creek; Samantha Kluever, Marshall; Kelly Koch, Watertown; Samantha Kohls, Waterloo; Kaitlin Main, Juneau; 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; Katrina Stratman, Beaver Dam; 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; Laura Hafenstein, Lake Mills; Joshua Higgins, Watertown; Brady Jensen, Juneau; Tina Kehl, Waterloo; Caleb Lindert, Watertown; Ian Lindloff, Janesville; Mindy Meske, Jefferson; Noah Miller, Whitewater; Katelyn Richter, Watertown; Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson; Danielle Schilling, Watertown; Hailey Stade, Watertown; Caleb Strutz, Verona; Krystal Taylor, Jefferson; Jessica Wagner, Madison; Kyle Wiessinger, Sun Prairie

Grade 12
Chynarose Degner, Watertown; Hollie Doyle, Watertown; Leah Fields, Lake Mills; Rachel Fisher, Madison; Hannah Hoffman, Waterloo; Nathanael Hoffman, Madison; Robert Jarnigo, Lake Mills; Brittni Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Clarissa Keller, Madison; Ashley Kohls, Waterloo; Emma Krszjzaniek, Madison; Elias Lipasti, Lake Mills; Abigail Monis, Oconomowoc; Ashley Pagel, Helenville; Corey Paske, Arlington; Aaron Petersen, Lake Mills; Alex Pillard, Oconomowoc; Meghan Pingel, Sun Prairie; 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; Carson Brumm, Lake Mills; Carter Buchta, Ixonia; William Bushie, Watertown; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Caitlin Condon, Watertown; Jaclyn Davis, Marshall; Tyler Degner, Watertown; Violet Dumke, Verona; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Ryan Ferch, Johnson Creek; Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills; Madelynn Klug, Juneau; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Molly Lindloff, Janesville; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Luke Marti, Oconomowoc; Charlie Miller, Sun Prairie; Timothy Nommensen, Cottage Grove; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Mira Parker, DeForest; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Dominic Schmidt, Watertown; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Johnathan Schuman, Beaver Dam; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Jessica Scott, Janesville; Amanda Seelman, Watertown; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; 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; Kelsey Birschbach, DeForest; Ashley Blanke, Watertown; Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Alyssa Condon, Watertown; J Doyle, DeForest; Amber Fortney, Columbus; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Noah Gartner, Johnson Creek; Kayla Grundman, Waterloo; Isaac Heckmann, Middleton; Benjamin Hodel, Lake Mills; Alexander Hoenecke, Waunakee; Isaiah Lenz, Oconomowoc; Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Ian Olson, Sun Prairie; Cade Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Dustin Pampel, Johnson Creek; Tyler Punzel, Watertown; Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie; Trey Roth, Watertown; Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; Brett Schwantes, Madison; Alyson Steffan, Lake Mills; Rakesh Tadepalli, Prairie; 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; Jacob Constien, Sun Prairie; Timothy Ehrhardt, Oconomowoc; Jordan Ewert, Watertown; Matthew Fisher, Madison; Abigail Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Lillian Johnstone, Jefferson; Caitlin Jurczyk, Jefferson; Cameron Kuepers, Madison; Robert Lang, Lake Mills; Lauren Lassanske, Watertown; Kalandria Madrid, Watertown; Bethany Mahnke, Sun Prairie; Cara McElroy, Madison; Melissa Melcher, Watertown; Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Benjamin Odrich, Madison; Adam Peters, Watertown; Benjamin Runke, Sun Prairie; Zechariah Schleef, Watertown; Austin Schultz, Edgerton; Heidi Skewes, Madison; Benjamin Tweit, Madison; Pierce Varney, Madison; Jordan Veers, Cross Plains; Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam

Grade 12
Joy Alcorn, North Prairie; Amelia Asmus, Watertown; Paige Barnhart, Helenville; Austin DeNoyer, Lake Mills; Mason DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Kendal Denson, Sun Prairie; Annah Dobson, Johnson Creek; Rebecca Doering, Lake Mills; Justin Gaal, Oconomowoc; Joseph Graumann, Fort Atkinson; Paul Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Colton Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Andrew Hochmuth, Cross Plains; Timothy Hodel, Lake Mills; Nathan Lemke, Jefferson; Patience Letko, Lake Mills; Rachel Manteufel, Columbus; Joshua Schoenfeld, Lake Mills; Samantha Schwoch, Watertown; Arielle Stai, Watertown; Blake Thiele, Oconomowoc; Jared Traver, Janesville; Lydia Ulrich, Lake Mills; Alyssa Wegner, Madison; Matthew Werre, Sun Prairie

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9
Maddison Fenner, Fort Atkinson; Joshua Groninger, Janesville; Javin Hollis, Waterloo; Spencer Korth, Waterloo; Joshua Lindert, Watertown; Sadie Matthews, Sun Prairie; Mariah Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Casey Ponyicsanyi, Lake Mills; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Catherine Richart, Watertown; Logan Scheiber, Watertown; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Michael Stern, Hustisford; Max Thomas, Watertown

Grade 10
Mitchell Doyle, Watertown; Jordan Gade, Lake Mills; Joseph Grambsch, Columbus; Noah Lorenz, Watertown; Ethan Miller, Lake Mills; Jeremy Nehls, Juneau; Bridgette Schoebel, Beaver Dam; Kailey Schoenherr, Sun Prairie; Mathias Schuett, Lake Mills; Alyssa Zank, Juneau

Grade 11
Kyle Anderson, Sun Prairie; Kaitlyn Birkholz, Watertown; Annika Butzow, Janesville; Nick Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Colin Isely, Watertown; Haley Kooiman, Lake Mills; Dayne Kopfer, Columbus; Corbin LaFleur, Janesville; Jacob Meyer, Madison; Madeline Mielke, Fort Atkinson; Kaylee Neupert, Waterloo; Isaac Schulz, DeForest; Clark Thiele, Oconomowoc; Samuel Weiss, Oconomowoc; Jade Wood, Madison

Grade 12
Zachary Bolger, Fort Atkinson; Emma Groninger, Janesville; Heidi Hanson, Madison; Samuel Hilpertshauser, Fort Atkinson; Benjamin Karas, Milton; Rachel Knoelke, Oconomowoc; Noah Kooiman, Lake Mills; Noah Kreilkamp, Watertown; Cody Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Dalton Milner, Lake Mills; Jonathan Olah, Deerfield; Conrad Schaalma, Juneau; Nora Stake, Stoughton