Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected freshman class officers and representatives for the 2018-19 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Greta Pingel, Sun Prairie; Vice-President Ketia Vater, Watertown; President Jacob Griedl, Fort Atkinson; Representative Will Popp, Fitchburg; Representative Douglas Weittenhiller III, DeForest.
Lakeside Lutheran High School elected sophomore class officers and representatives for the 2018-19 school year are (l-r): Vice-President Micah Cody, Juneau; President Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Representative Maya Heckmann, Middleton; Representative Tersony Vater, Watertown; Representative Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills.
Lakeside Lutheran High School elected junior class officers and representatives for the 2018-19 school year are (l-r): Vice-President Elise Meier, Watertown; Representative Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; Representative Logan Pampel, Johnson Creek; President Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Representative Ryann Burger, Lake Mills.
Lakeside Lutheran High School elected senior class officers and representatives for the 2018-19 school year are (l-r): Representative Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Vice-President, Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; President Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Representative Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Representative Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie.
Lakeside Lutheran High School elected student body officers from the senior class for the 2018-19 school year include (l-r): Treasurer Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Vice-President Grace Loescher, Watertown; President Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Secretary Catherine Richart, Watertown.
Lakeside Lutheran High School announces that Matthias Winters, son of Jim and Kimara, Watertown, has been awarded a four-year Army ROTC National Scholarship to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).
The scholarship includes $37,980 per year in tuition and fees, a $1,200 book allowance per year, and a monthly, tax-free stipend starting at $300 his freshman year, increasing to $500 per month his senior year. This totals more than $170,000 over four years of college. In addition to the Army ROTC scholarship, MSOE has awarded Winters credit that will cover his room and board based on his high academic standing at Lakeside Lutheran, his ACT score and his participation in STEM programming.
The primary purpose of the Army ROTC program is to produce its officers; as a national scholarship winner, Winters will decide by 2020 to serve as either an officer in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard after graduation. Winters will also enroll in Army ROTC classes through MSOE, which normally involve one elective class and one lab per semester. Although the classes involve hands-on fieldwork as well as classroom work, they are standard college classes that fit into a normal academic schedule. The Army reminds candidates, “These courses can help students with personal and academic decision-making while giving them the tools to exercise leadership in college life as well as after becoming Army officers.”
Army ROTC looks for individuals who excel in the following areas: scholastics, extracurricular participation and athletic achievement, and leadership. “Matthias’ outstanding academic record and his proven leadership abilities have made him a very deserving young man,” said SFC Samuel Peschel, who presented the award at the school’s recent Academic Awards Night.
The Lakeside Lutheran High School Forensics Team has had two successful showings at recent tournaments. At the 14-team Watertown Forensics Tournament, held on January 20, Emma Guld, Lake Mills, and Isaiah Coleman, Watertown, finished first overall in Playacting. Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson, placed second overall in Solo Humorous, and Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie, placed 3rd in Solo Serious.
At the 28-team Milwaukee Marquette Tournamen, on Jan. 27, Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie, and Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc finished first overall in Playacting. Maria Werre, Sun Prairie, finished first in Storytelling and Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson, placed first in Solo Humorous; Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie, finished third in Solo Serious; and Devon Perkins, Madison, finished fourth in Moments in History.
Lakeside Lutheran High School has announced its 2018 Badger Boys and Girls State representatives. The boys selected to represent Lakeside Lutheran at the 77th session of Badger Boys State at Ripon College from June 9-16 are Brevin Jegerlehner, son of AJ and Betty Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie, and Peter Zambo, son of Steven and Beth Zambo, Lake Mills. The girls representing Lakeside Lutheran at the 75th session of Badger Girls State at UW-Oshkosh from June 17-22 are Abigail Buxa, daughter of Greg and Linda Buxa, Oconomowoc, and Katie Guld, daughter of John and Nicole Guld, Lake Mills.
Abigail Buxa has participated in volleyball for two years, basketball for three, and varsity track and field for three. In addition, she is a member of National Honor Society, sings with and accompanies the A Cappella choir, works on the newspaper staff, participates in conference art shows and math meets, and attends leadership breakfasts with the Lake Mills Optimists Club.
Tied for first in the class in GPA, she is a track captain, awarded second-team all-conference as a thrower, and earned a first in WSMA solo ensemble in piano performance. She has also served as a captain for the math team and placed first in a conference math meet. This summer she will travel to Watertown, N.Y., to help lead an art camp with Operation Go, a summer mission trip program. Buxa has volunteered with Honor Flight, Ruby’s Pantry, People Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (PADA), Twice is Nice, and Hope Church in Oconomowoc. She runs her own business, Signs from Above by Abigail, and also works part-time at Western Culvert Supply, Inc. in Oconomowoc.
A member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington, she is considering a career in math, art, or psychology. A military child, Buxa was born in Alaska and has also lived in Maryland and California. “It is a huge honor to have been chosen, and I am looking forward to learning so much through this experience,” she says, “I am blessed that the teachers and staff thought of me for this.”
Katie Guld, currently ranked 6th in the class, has received academic high honors each semester. A member of this year’s Division 2 State Volleyball Championship team, she is also on Student Council, is captain of the soccer team, serves on newspaper and yearbook staffs, and participates in Teens for Christ service group. In addition, she is on the STEM Club Robotics Team.
Over spring break, Guld will travel to St. John’s, Antigua, as part of Operation Go, where she will help lead a soccer camp and teach phy ed. A member at St. Paul, Lake Mills, she works at Lake Mills Family Restaurant and volunteers as a babysitter for her church. With all of her activities, Guld sets aside an hour each week to meticulously plan her schedule. “Being so involved is a challenge but is most definitely worth it!” she says.
Guld plans to go into a biology career, perhaps as a physical or occupational therapist. She is grateful for the opportunity to attend Badger State. “Knowing that the instructors and mentors I look up to chose me gives me confidence to pursue my education,” she says. “I am looking forward to connecting with other girls across the state that have similar goals and values.”
Brevin Jegerlehner is “a hard worker that likes to see success from my efforts,” he says. “I stay busy with sports, Student Council, and looking for ways to help others.” He has been a student council rep for three years and attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp. Tied for first in his class, Jegerlehner is also a member of the National Honor Society and has received the Student Achiever Award. He has been on varsity basketball for three years and played football for three, receiving an all-conference honorable mention. As a member of the track team, he is a member of the school-record-holding 4×100 relay team.
Jegerlehner, who is considering being either a physical therapist or pastor, has volunteered at his church, Holy Cross, Madison, and served Thanksgiving meals. He is also a part of New Friends, a program at LLHS where students partner with special needs young people for friendship-building activities.
He is looking forward to working with new people at Badger State and “I hope to learn how to better lead others and gain experience with government,” he says. “I’m glad I have been chosen because it is an opportunity to grow as a person and learn new things.”
Peter Zambo, a member of the National Honor Society, has participated in every in-house math meet as well as traveling to other schools, often placing in the top three. He is part of the Stem Club, participates in soccer and track, and plays intramural basketball.
A member at St. John, Newville, Zambo helps clean the church once a month, volunteers at Lakeside’s summer soccer camps and at Twice is Nice, a resale store run by volunteers in Jefferson. He also volunteers for Salty Earth Pictures, a Christian media and film company. In addition, “I went on many disaster relief trips before high school when it wasn’t as big of a deal if I missed school,” he says. Peter also started his own online store where he “sells Giant Jenga sets that I make in my garage.”
Zambo is looking forward to being an engineer—or anything that involves lots of math. He knows that being chosen is “a great honor and not many are able to be part of it. I’m looking forward to gaining a better understanding of how our government works and meeting new people and making new friends,” he says.
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.
The Lakeside Lutheran High School FFA chapter recently placed first in Wisconsin in The Climate Corporation’s Corn Disease Image Contest and, as a result, received $500.
As part of the national contest, students needed to photograph and correctly identify various corn diseases. They were judged on the quality of the photos as well as correct identification. The Climate Corporation will add contributed images from all around the country to a disease and stress image database that assists farmers with diagnosis and treatment of affected crops.
The chapter has designated the $500 gift card toward the long-range plan of renovating the school’s greenhouse. It needs heat, modified ventilation, new tables to allow for plant watering and ideas to have aquaponics with using gutters on the wall to hydroponically water the plants and have fish nutrients fertilize the plants. The chapter is exploring grant options.
Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected freshman class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Kennedy Pugh, Watertown; Representative Maya Heckmann, Middleton; Representative Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills; Vice-President Micah Cody, Juneau; President Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek.
Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected sophomore class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Vice-President Carter Schneider, Jefferson; Representative Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Representative Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; President Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Representative Micah Missal, Rio. (SC2017soph-reps.jpg)
Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected junior class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Katie Guld, Lake Mills; Representative Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; President Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Representative Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Vice-President, Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie. (SC2017jr-reps.jpg)
Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected senior class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Isaiah Coleman, Watertown; Representative Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; President Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc; Representative Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Vice-President Matthias Winters, Watertown. (SC2017senior-reps.jpg)
Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected student body officers from the senior class for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Vice-President Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; President Joe Grambsch, Columbus; Secretary Kayla Grundman, Lake Mills; Treasurer Emma Hans, Jefferson.
Lakeside Lutheran High School has announced the 2017 inductees to its National Honor Society Chapter. The National Honor Society is dedicated to the development of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS members plan and perform various service and leadership activities throughout the school year. Students are first eligible for selection at the end of the sophomore year. Candidates need a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher, demonstrated leadership roles, several hours of community service, and character references. A 5-member faculty council determines membership.
This year’s inductees are from the classes of 2018 and 2019.
(Front, from left) Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Alexis Genthe, Lake Mills; Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Violet Dumke, Verona; Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Grace Krieser, Stoughton.