Monday, 01 August 2016 07:56
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.
Monday, 01 August 2016 06:09



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!




Friday, 22 July 2016 10:04
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.


Monday, 18 July 2016 05:55

 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.”