Warrior Forensics wins 9th consecutive conference title

On Feb. 4, the Lakeside Lutheran High School forensics team participated in the Capitol Conference Tournament at Columbus 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 294 points, ahead of Lake Mills (232) and Belleville (165).  That win marks Lakeside’s 9th straight conference championship.

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The Lakeside Lutheran Forensics team, coached by Mr. Steve Lauber, recently won its ninth consecutive Capitol Conference championship at the meet held at Columbus February 4. Pictured in front row, L-R: Julia Hallman, Maddie Klug, Maddie Triebold, Sami Anderson, Annika Bilitz, Abbie Di Giovanni. Second row: Sophia Griffin, Kaylee Raymond, Jacob Horta, Megan Grambsch, Ella Butzine, Emma Statz, Megan Reinke, Ryann Burger, Bronte Perkins, Greta Pingel. Back Row: Kiara Wolfram, Chad Nolte, Matthea Lenz, Brendan McKenna, Matthew Gunst, Will Jorgenson, Doug Weittenhiller, Justin Learned. Missing: Max Thiele, Connor Dobson, Cannon Kerr

 The following students led the way in their individual categories for Lakeside Lutheran: Justin Learned, Watertown, placed first in Demonstration; Chad Nolte, Janesville, took a second in Farrago; Matthew Gunst, Juneau, placed second in Informative; Maddie Triebold, Oconomowoc, and Sami Anderson, Sun Prairie, placed first in Playacting, and Maddie Klug, Ixonia, and Sophie Griffin, Lodi, received a second.

Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek, placed first in Poetry; Kaylee Raymond, Sun Prairie, earned a first in Public Address; Will Jorgensen, McFarland, placed first in Radio Speaking; Cannon Kerr, Watertown, placed second in Radio Speaking; Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson, placed second in Solo Acting Humorous, and Annika Bilitz, Cottage Grove, received a second in Solo Acting Serious. Kiara Wolfram, Fort Atkinson placed first in Storytelling.

 On Feb. 18, sub-districts will be held at Deerfield High School, where the full team of 25 will begin competition to advance to the district meet and from there, to the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WFHSA) State Tournament at University of Wisconsin–Madison April 12.

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“The Nifty Fifties” takes stage April 27-28

Lakeside Lutheran High School is nearing its final week of practice for the spring production of the comedy musical “The Nifty Fifties” on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.

 

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The cast nears the end of rehearsals for the Lakeside Lutheran spring comedy musical “The Nifty Fifties.” Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.

 

In this musical comedy that will have audiences cheering, Gracie Stanley (played by senior Maria Werre, Sun Prairie) has gotten herself in hot water by promising to deliver her distant cousin, rockstar Ziggy Springer (senior Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie), for the high school Hippity Hop at Louise’s Luncheonette. Ziggy’s manager, Lennie, (junior Justin Learned, Watertown) doesn’t want his client performing anywhere without pay, so Gracie and her friends have to produce a double and fast! They use a singing soda jerk (senior Isaiah Coleman, Watertown) and plan to have him perform in the dark! It won’t be easy for Gracie to get away with this one with her rival, snooty Muffin Mansfield (sophomore Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson), waiting for her to flop.

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The “mean girls” spar off against the “good girls” in a rehearsal for “The Nifty Fifties.”

Meanwhile, diner manager Louise (junior Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie) has her own problems. The building’s owner forbids the dance and plans to turn the eatery into a dry cleaner. With all of this happening, Gracie’s brother (senior Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek) is living in terror because he’s smashed up a Harley belonging to Sinbad Gallucci (junior Lucas Schneider, Waterloo), a bad dude.

Will Gracie be able to keep her promise or will she fall flat on her face? Come back to the fifties and see for yourself!

Other 1950s characters include diner waitresses Virginia (junior Sophie Griffin, Madison) and Edna (senior Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie); Muffin’s mean posse Ann (sophomore Anna Bilitz, Madison) and Jane (junior Molly Lindloff, Lake Mills); Gracie’s goodie girlfriends Rose Marie Famiano (senior Emma Guld, Lake Mills) and Evelyn (junior Olivia Fregien, Madison); the nerd Jughead (senior Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove); teen hunk George (junior Al Wood, Madison); beatniks Riff (junior Ben Huebner, Madison) and Misty (freshman Ella Butzine, Oconomowoc); Lennie’s secretary, Beverly (senior Alyson Steffan, Lake Mills); and Officer Moore (sophomore Bronte Perkins, Madison) and Mrs. Nicholson (junior Maddie Klug, Ixonia). A female chorus rounds out the cast that includes senior Gabby Grunewald (Bettendorf, IA), junior Kira Tweit (Madison), sophomore Kendra Kasper (Helenville) and sophomore Hannah Koenig (Cambridge).

The production is directed by Pastors Clark Schultz and Mark Toepel, with choreography by Becca Lauber, musical talent management by Jim Buege and Brian Schmidt, and costuming by Sandra Corlett. Mr. Damon Tracy heads up a crew of student for lights and sound. Students from TechEd, under Mr. Jeff Meske, built the staging, and art students painted, directed by Mrs. Lori Tetzlaff. Student stage managers are junior Rachel Poyner (Madison) and Kristina Meinel The Nifty Fifties is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

The show will be at 7 p.m. each night. Reserved floors seats are available for $8. Advance Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3375667 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Walk-up unreserved bleacher seats will be $5 both nights.

 

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The cast rehearses one of the full cast musical selections in preparation for the Lakeside Lutheran spring comedy musical “The Nifty Fifties,” onstage at campus April 27-28.

 

Forensics ​wins 8th straight Conference ​title

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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.

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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.