WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 2016
 
 
Melanie is a junior at Slinger High School, while Claire is in 8th grade at Slinger Middle School.  Although outside of our immediate area, these girls are here for the summer and have a lot of family in the area. 
Melanie and Claire are competitive figure skaters at the Kettle Morraine Figure Skating Club.  Both are skating and testing in the United States Figure Skating Association track (the same testing track the Olympic skaters must complete). Both girls are testing in and advancing quickly through the moves category.  Claire is also doing tests in ice dance. 
 
Melanie and Claire have also been involved in their local 4H for the past 5 years, both winning numerous awards; Melanie for photography & baking and Claire for knitting & basketry.  They are also both very good students, Melanie with a 3.7 GPA and Claire with a 4.0 GPA, and are involved in school activities as well. 
Melanie is a varsity cheerleader for the Slinger Owls and is involved in Varsity Track & Field. Claire is involved in Track & Field, Volleyball, and Forensics for the middle school. She also performs in the choir and band, where she plays trumpet and french horn.

Being sisters, there is competition, but they also push each other to be the best they can be. They both deserve to be chosen together because without each other, they wouldn't be where they are today.

WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 2016

 

Jillian will be a sophomore at Viroqua High School. 

She participates in basketball, cross country, and track.
Her freshman year she qualified for state in cross country as an individual.
Jillian also qualified for state in 3 track events (4x800, 800, and the 1600).
She placed 5th at state in the 1600. Jillian is also doing very well in the
classroom. She is a great student and a very hard worker!

 

 

 

WEEK OF JULY 25, 2016
Rebecca Heiam is 22 years old and will continue to attend Bemidji State University at the end of August!  She devoted all of her childhood to hockey and was a goalie for 17 years!  Unfortunately, she sustained too many head injuries and made the difficult decision to stop playing two years ago.  But then she found Disc Golf!  Rebecca is in her second year of playing competitive disc golf.  She is currently sponsored by one of the main manufacturing companies based out of Sweden, Latitude 64, and has played in more than 30 tournaments in the past two years!
 
Rebecca travels and competes all around the nation, and recently played in the 2016 Amateur and Junior Disc Golf World Championships in Madison.  In the advanced women division, with 40 competitors from around the nation, she secured a 3rd place finish overall and a 1st place finish in the putting competition!  Rebecca also finished in 1st place at the first A-tier and National tournament this year, as well as a 2nd place finish at the Glass Blown Open, another A-tier tournament in Kansas. 
 
Rebecca is in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with the hopes of working in Homeland Security or as a Park Ranger in a national forest.  This past semester she maintained a 4.0 and made her way on to the President's List!  She has consistently held her spot on the Dean's List since August of 2012.  In her free time she loves to go fishing and take naps.  Rebecca is also an amateur photographer and an avid lover of the fine delicacy that is mac and cheese.

 

 WEEK OF JULY 18, 2016

Coriander is going into her senior year at Viroqua High School. She has a 4.0 and is involved in theater, Student Council, and leads the Viroqua's Special Olympic track team!

She has played on the varsity boys club soccer team (Driftless United) since freshmen year. Coriander has also played on the Viroqua Blackhawks Varsity hockey team since freshmen year, and was nominated as team captain.

Her teammate says, “I couldn't think of anyone more deserving than Coriander. She has an amazing work ethic during and off season, and her drive to improve is an inspiration.”

 

WEEK OF JULY 11, 2016

Brinley Jones is heading in to 7th grade at the Waukon Middle School.  She plays on her local basketball team, a traveling AAU basketball team, a traveling volleyball team, and two softball teams. She’s a great teammate and pushes herself daily to be the best she can be. She also plays the saxophone in band and finished her 6th grade at St. Pat's on the A honor roll.

Lauren will be a sophomore at Central High School this fall.  She plays softball at Central and also for Shelby Softball.  Lauren is also a Power Lifter, participates in Interact, and plays in the school band. 

She also has over 500 hours of volunteer time at the Mouse Lodge and works at Custom Fab and Machine, as well as Le Chateau.  She is busy, but Lauren is still able to maintain a 3.6 GPA. 

Lauren has represented our area by traveling over seas with People to People.  Most recently, Lauren was nominated for awards by both the National Academy of Future Physicians and the Medical Scientist Student Organization.

Week of Monday, June 27, 2016

Ashlie Lockington will be a Sophomore at Bangor High School next year.  She finished her Freshmen year ranked 1st in her class with a 4.259 GPA.  Ashlie lettered in Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, and qualified for State in 4 events for Track and Field, winning the D3 Triple Jump State Championship.  Ashlie is also involved in Youth Bowling, the Academic Decathalon team, Math team, and was chosen as the Freshmen Student of the year.

 

 Week of Monday, June 20, 2016

Abby graduated from 8th grade at Tomah Middle School. In the fall, Abby played school volleyball as a setter and practiced recreational boxing at the local Boys and Girls Club. This past winter, she traveled with her club volleyball team and played as shooting guard for the Middle School basketball team. This spring, Abby ran midfield for youth soccer and played school softball as lead off hitter and short stop. Abby is focused and determined when it comes to sports but also keeps academics as a priority. She is currently holding a 4.0 GPA and will begin preparing for volleyball try-outs in the fall. She will  also spend a part of her summer job shadowing a local attorney at a law firm, as she has interest in becoming a criminal defense lawyer.