Forensics ​wins 8th straight Conference ​title


On Feb. 12, the Lakeside Lutheran High School forensics team participated in the Capitol Conference Tournament at Cambridge High School where students competed against each other in 16 different speaking categories.  Of the 10 conference schools at the tournament, Lakeside Lutheran, coached by Steve Lauber, finished first with a total of 310 points, ahead of Lake Mills (246) and Lodi (190).  That win marks Lakeside’s 8th straight conference championship.

The Lakeside Lutheran Forensics team, coached by Mr. Steve Lauber, recently won its eighth consecutive Capitol Conference championship at the meet held at Cambridge February 12. Pictured in front row, L-R: Front Row: Emily Meiller, Evelyn Schauer, Annika Bilitz, Abbie Di Giovanni, Bronte Perkins, Maddie Triebold, Emily Raymond, Emma Hans, Maria Werre. 2nd Row: Elizabeth Brudos, Ryann Burger, Ashley McLain, Emily Weber, Megan Grambsch, Kayla Grundman, Kaitlyn Gehler. 3rd Row: Matthew Gunst, Katelyn McGurk, Rachel Poyner, Justin Learned, Sophia Griffin, Sami Anderson, Chad Nolte. 4th Row: Emma Statz, Jenna Gaal, Devon Perkins, Connor Dobson, Isaiah Coleman, Jacob Horta, Max Thiele. Back: Morgan Thiele, Lily Storlie, Ella Butzine, Brendan McKenna, Cannon Kerr, Charlie Pingel. Missing: Will Jorgenson

The following students led the way for Lakeside Lutheran:

Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills, finished first in Demonstration. In Farrago, Emma Hans, Jefferson, finished first and Emily Weber, Jefferson, placed second. Max Thiele, Oconomowoc, placed first in Impromptu, while Devon Perkins, Madison, placed first in Moments in History. Emma Guld, Lake Mills, and Isaiah Coleman, Watertown, took second in Playacting, while Kayla Grundman, Lake Mills, took second in Oratory.

In Prose, Meghan Grambsch, Columbus, placed first and Annika Bilitz, Sun Prairie, placed second. In Radio Speaking, Cannon Kerr, Watertown, placed first and William Jorgensen, McFarland, earned second. Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson, won first in Solo Acting Humorous. Wrapping up two more firsts were Ashley McLain, Juneau, in Special Occasion and Maria Werre, Sun Prairie, in Storytelling.

Finally, with both taking 1sts in their respective categories, Poetry and Solo Acting Serious, seniors Kaitlyn Gehler​, Waterloo,​ and Charlie Pingel​, Sun Prairie,​ also achieved the special distinction of  earning perfect scores of 25 from judges in each of their 3 rounds.

On Feb. 26, sub-districts will be held at Lakeside Lutheran High School, where the full team of 25 will begin competition to advance to the district meet and from there, to the Wisconsin Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WFHSA) State Tournament at University of Wisconsin–Madison April 20.


Warrior FFA Celebrates National Week

Joining over 600,000 FFA members from across the nation, Lakeside Lutheran Chapter members will lead the school in a celebration of National FFA Week February 19-25.
To kick off the week, Lakeside Lutheran FFA Alumni invites all interested parents and supporters of career education to meet in the Lakeside Lutheran Tech Ed room on Sunday, February 19, from 1-4 p.m. to hear about activities from throughout the year. Pizza will be supplied.
Official FFA Week activities begin Monday when Lakeside FFA members gear up for the celebration by working with almost 200 kindergartners who visit the campus on the annual KinderFest day. FFA students teach the children about unique foods grown and made in Wisconsin, as well as facilitate interaction with a variety of small and large animals.
On Tuesday, the winner of the second annual coloring contest will receive a $20 gas card. A thank you breakfast is also served to faculty and staff, and the monthly meeting is held that night. On Wednesday, FFA members wear official dress and chapter t-shirts, and distribute a Hershey kiss with a fact card that highlights reasons to join FFA and dispels common myths that members have to live on a farm or are required to show a project at the fair.
Throughout the week, “Ag Trivia” will be played during two of the lunch periods, and a race to eat ice cream cups and drink a pint of milk will fill the remainder of the week. Students may also participate in the before-school “Ag Olympics,” which includes nail-hammering, bale throwing and lassoing, and frozen chicken bowling. Winners receive candy bars.
LLHS FFA bale toss 2016
The Lakeside Lutheran Chapter will celebrate National FFA week with a variety of fun activities such as a bale tossing competition, February 19-25.
The Lakeside Lutheran FFA chapter, chartered in 2015, has grown to 46 members who attend leadership conferences, organize service projects, and develop projects related to animals, plants and natural resources in and outside of the classroom. Members can compete in career development or judging events in areas such as veterinary science, dairy products, floriculture and livestock.
FFA speaking contest winners 2017
Competing at the District FFA speaking contest in Palmyra-Eagle High School on February 13 were (L-R), Matt Gunst, 2nd in FFA Creed recitation, Caitlin Condon (part of parly pro team, see below), Emily Weber, 2nd in Extemporaneous Speech, and Nick Voigt, who along with Condon, Mindy Meske, Emily Meske and Madeline Mielke (not pictured) were the 1st place parliamentary procedure team.  The top two finishers in each category compete in East Troy on March 15 at the Section 10 speaking contest.
Designated in 1947 during the week of George Washington’s birthday for his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer, National FFA Week aims to share the advantages of FFA membership and show appreciation for the diversity of careers relating to agriculture as it feeds, clothes and fuels the world’s population. FFA is the world’s largest youth organization, creating leaders who explore careers through ag and technical education. From its start in 1928 in Kansas City, MO, with 33 young men, National FFA now offers a variety of awards, including over $2.1 million in scholarships annually.