Week of Monday, May 23, 2016

Natalie is a 7th grader at Aquinas Middle School.  She plays soccer, volleyball, runs track and plays flute in the school band.  She recently earned the Catholic Scholar Award, which is an award that recognizes students for their academic achievement, character, service, and leadership.  Natalie plays club soccer for RUSH WI West. She has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old.  She will be traveling to Boston over the Memorial Day holiday to play in the Needham Memorial Day Tournament as a guest player with a team from New York.  She will also attend RUSH fest in Denver, Colorado this summer for a week of soccer.  Natalie also plays club volleyball for V-Hawk Xtreme and attends their annual summer camp.


Week of Monday, May 16, 2016
Baily Hyatt is a 7th grader at the Tomah Middle School playing football and running track. He joined track last year in 6th grade and has started the season out this year by setting personal records in all four events at his first meet!
Over the past 8 years in football he has been recognized with awards like the hustle award and is always praised by his coaches for his outstanding participation and good team work.
Baily is not only a great athlete but has always made the grade in his classes and maintains a 4.0 GPA. He has set a goal for himself to become president of his class in high school and to graduate with honors. He has many other interests such as fishing, hunting, helping out on his dads farm and being a good big brother and friend.

Week of Monday, May 9, 2016


Noah is a Junior at Onalaska High School.  Noah plays football and basketball. He received honorable mention, all conference, for football and 2nd team for basketball.  Noah is also Captain of the Chess Club at Onalaska High School and he likes to play disc golf in his free time.  Noah is rockin' it in the classroom too, with a 3.82 GPA. 

Week of Monday, May 2, 2016
Emily is from Seneca High School.  She plays volleyball, basketball, and softball, and started on the Varsity team as a freshman in two of the three sports.  As a sophomore this year, she starts all three on the Varsity team and made the all-conference team 2 years in a row for volleyball.  Emily also helped lead the team to the conference title this last year!  She plays winter volleyball and used to play at Viterbo with the traveling Cardinal team (the highest in the program).  Emily now plays for the local team where she is a leader to up and coming local players. Her basketball team currently leads the Ridge and Valley conference.  They are a young team, with no senior players on their roster. She keeps up with all of her sports and still maintains a 4.0 GPA.

Week of Monday, April 25, 2016

Carver Burkhalter is 5th grader at LaGrange Elementary school in Tomah.  He is a great student and just received the Sparkling Citizen award for the month of April.

Carver plays club soccer year round for Rush Wisconsin West.  His team started the spring season off as tournament champs at the 2016 Madison 56ers Spring Cup held in Wisconsin Dells.  Carver will be traveling with his team to Colorado this July to participate in Rush Fest, an annual event that brings together teams and players from Rush clubs across the country. The week-long festival of soccer joins competitive games, training sessions, classrooms sessions and a host of social events in one of the most unique soccer events anywhere in the country.  Carver loves playing soccer and hopes to play in college, when the time comes.

Week of Monday, April 18, 2016
Mariah and Dana Haines are identical twins, and Seniors at Arcadia High School. They were born 2 hours apart and have birthdays on two separate days.  June 30th and July 1st!
They both plan to attend Viterbo University in the Fall.  Mariah wants to pursue a degree in Special Education, and Dana a degree in either elementary education or accounting. 
Mariah and Dana have both been on the A honor roll throughout high school.  They both are three sport athletes playing: playing volleyball, basketball, and softball.  Along with sports they are both members of National Honors Society, and were in the Arcadia’s fall musical (Shrek).  Mariah and Dana are also involved in band and choir, which they recently took a trip to Florida and performed at Disney. 
They will also both be running for Miss Arcadia in May, and are considering being a part of Arcadia’s spring play.  Mariah and Dana were also members of Project Close-Up which they traveled to Washington D.C. to explore our nation’s capital.

Week of Monday, April 11, 2016


Tyler is a junior at Onalaska High School.  He plays, and has lettered all three years of high school in, basketball and football

Tyler came back from a torn MCL injury sustained in football, which was thought to be a 6 month rehab, but with hard work and determination he was back 2 months earlier to finish his Junior Year in basketball.  Tyler is a dedicated kid who never misses a practice, even when he couldn't play.  In his 2nd and 3rd games back, he scored 19 and 20 points!

Tyler is ranked #1 in his class with a 4.0 grade point average!



Week of Monday, April 4, 2016

Ella is 11 years old and a 5th grader at Meadow View Intermediate School in Sparta, WI.

Ella began gymnastics at 2 years old!  She has been training at AMKM Gymnastics for 9 years.  She is competing USAG Level 9 this year and has her sights set on Level 10!  

Ella recently qualified to Level 10 at the Wisconsin Dells Gymnastics Vacation Classic in Wisconsin Dells the last weekend in January!  Ella is an incredibly dedicated, hard working young lady who never stops reaching for the top!  Ella is also a great student and performs very well in the classroom!