Maine Elementary students visit hospitalThe kindergarten classes at Maine Elementary School took a trip to the Teddy Bear Clinic at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. They took their sick stuffed animals, and the doctors and nurses at the hospital were able to make them feel much better! The kindergartners learned all about the emergency room and the things they can do to stay healthy. They had a great time and are very happy their animals are feeling better!
Music students perform at festival
Band and orchestra students at Horace Mann Middle School participated in the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Festival held Feb. 23 at D.C. Everest Middle School. Congratulations to the following students:
Class A Rating I, advancing to State: Lucas Ratanawong and Alexandria McDonald, both piano solo.
Class A Rating I: Robyn Michalec, Jeremy Meerstein, Annie Landeau and Miles McQuay, violin quartet.
Class B Rating I: Elizabeth McDonald, Olivia McGovern and Mariah Haight, all Piano solo; Nadia Bauman, violin solo; Brennen Pozorski, cello solo; Steven Martell, trumpet solo; Rocky Rybarczyk, bari sax solo; Noel Lange, alto sax solo; Zoe Bartishofski, flute solo; Noel Lange, Brittney Ozolins, alto sax duet; Zoe Bartishofski, Riley Keefe, Nora Eckert, flute trio; Max Geiger, trumpet solo; and Tamera Mickelson and Kenna Bailey, both flute solo.
Class B Rating II: Benna Stengl, piano solo; Lindsey Hester, Sara Gliniecki, both viola solo; Robyn Michalec; violin solo; Sydney Ohrmundt, viola solo; Lea Morath, violin solo; Olivia Berge-Rasmussen, Sydney Ohrmundt, viola duet; Ian McCue, snare drum solo; Jenny Kehoe, horn solo; Max Geiger, Edgar Flores, trumpet duet; and Rachel McLaughlin, Brooke Kriofsky, alto sax/tuba duet.
Class C Rating I: Isaiah Hollman, Neil Biswas, piano solo; Victoria Hoff, Cierra Hurlbert, Violin, flute duet; Devin Schmidt, string bass solo; Sabrina Ftouhi, viola solo; Melissa Chang, Paashouatzeng Yang, violin duet; Emily Holzem, Mariah Haight, both violin solo; Ingrid Berger, string bass solo; Lillian Pineda, Ingrid Berger, cello/bass duet; Lena Brearley, Jeremy Meerstein, Victoria Hoff, Lea Morath, Annie Landeau, Paashouatzeng Yang, Melissa Chang, Robyn Michalec, Nadia Bauman, Ellen Hamilton, Miles McQuay, Mariah Haight, Madison Her, Sara Gliniecki, Lindsey Hester, Sydney Ohrmundt, Sabrina Ftouhi, David Livingston, Brennen Pozorski, Kayla Rayburn, Lillian Pineda, Devin Schmidt, Ingrid Berger, Chamber Orchestra; Ian McCue, drum set solo; Cierra Hurlbert, flute solo; Nick Lange, Steven Martell, trumpet duet; Steven Martell, Nick Lange, Alex Mohr, trumpet trio; Eddie Patten, Emily Geiger, Alex Mohr, Ethan Krohn, trumpet quartet; Katie Bargender, trombone solo; Tiffani Schwede, clarinet solo; Joei Rothenberger, Maddie Decker, trumpet duet; Quinn Lodholz, Kaylee Pagel, Aidan Richardson, bass clarinet/tenor sax/bari sax trio; Carly Rowe, Sarah Heinrich, Teagen Meier, Alaina Goetsch, Ashley Straub, Matt LaPorte, Lillith Burgess, Quinn Lodholz, Clara Stifler, clarinet choir; Rayann Rehwinkel, Brooke Kriofsky, David Livingston, viola/trombone/tuba trio; Alaina Goetsch, Carly Rowe, clarinet duet; and Natasha Rudolph, Stephanie Rudolph, flute duet.
Class C Rating II: Chloe Westberg, piano solo; Madison Her, Grace Zentrich, Violin, Viola Duet; Annie Landeau, Zoe Martin, violin duet; Paashouatzeng Yang, Melissa Chang, Jacob Begrow, violin trio; Ian McCue, Timpani Solo; Austin Campbell, tenor sax solo; Genna Witz, flute solo; Alex Mohr, Austin Campbell, tenor sax/trumpet duet; C.J. Nowak, Teagan Maier, Brendon Reynolds, Ben Forst, Isaiah Hollman, clarinet choir; Sam Petrailia, Gage Boden, snare drum duet; Grant Seils, alto sax solo; Lillith Burgess, clarinet solo; Tiffani Schwede, flute solo; Neil Biswas, Max Geiger, Edgar Flores, Quinn Lodholz, Chloe Westberg, Jenny Kehoe, Rayann Rehwinkel, Riley Kromrei, Aidan Richardson, Bethany Schneider, Caleb Lancaster, Brody James, Mostly Brass Ensemble; and Ian McCue, Devin Schmidt, Lucas Ratanawong, Ethan Wiedenhoeft, Brooke Kriofsky, Jenny Kehoe, Will Beasley, Kattie Bargender, Jonathon Euthing, Nick Lange, Steven Martell, Emily Geiger, Lily Heiting, Edgar Flores, Ashton Schuster, Noel Lange, Brittney Ozolins, Aidan Richardson, Kaylee Pagel, C.J. Nowak, Rocky Rybarczyk, Zoe Barishofski, Jazz Ensemble.
Classs C, Critique Only: Paige Kuphal.
WVLHS honors top students
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School has named its third quarter honor roll.
High honors, 3.80 to 4.0
Wausau: Hannah Anklam, Megan Beisner, Katrina Dickinson, Aislinn Haefner, Kinsey Mathsen, Jaclyn McGarigle, Andrew Moser and Jayme Schubring; Merrill: Caleb Danner, Kristin Danner and Dexter DePasse; Mosinee: Aaron Hoyord, Kurtis Peterson, Rebecca Peterson, Moriah Sawyer and Ethan Wetmore; Junction City: Alli Krugler; Ringle: Hannah Lange; Edgar: David Marshall; Weston: Bailey Peipenburg; and Scandinavia: Abigail Wiersema.
Honors, 3.40 to 3.79
Stevens Point: Brandon Buelow, Aaron Volm and Lee Sigman; Wausau: Rowan Flynn, Samantha Johnson, Titus Morgan and Rachel Sibley; Merrill: Richie Griebel and Bryson Wendt; Mosinee: Lydia Mathson and Nina Wehrs; Taiwan: Nicole Lee; Weston: Melissa Misener; Rothschild: Justin Witucki; China: Danny Yu; and Plover: Bretten Zuelsdorff.
Honorable mention, 3.0 to 3.39
Wausau: Tanner Carlson, Devon Flynn and Alana Raymond; Schofield: Shelby Coates; Merrill: Alexandria Holt and Brooke Zimmerman; Ringle: Matthew Reit and Logan Seliger; and Rothschild: Branson Witucki.
Horace Mann lists achievers
Horace Mann Middle School has named its third quarter honor roll:
Highest honors, 3.75 to 4.0: Natalie Alonso Munoz, Anders Aspenes, Trisha Backhaus, Josie Bartishofski, Bailey Bootz, Felicia Borchardt, Kadine Bresnahan, Madison Bricko, Benjamin Brimacombe, Angelina Cha, Erik Chang, Nou Soua Chang, Sarah Croker, Quillan Cummings, Kadie Deaton, Connor Deffner Mario Duwe, Olivia Egan, Carissa Erickson, Halle Fischer, Allison Forst, Bennet Gassner, Paige Gavin, Andrew Geiger, Cole Hauser, Gaokonmong Her, Noah Hess, Lauren Hinker, Gunner Hoerter, William Holmson, Alex Horne, Jack Kane, Faith Karo, Josh Kettner, Alicia Klier, Kaitlyn Koehler, Katrina Kramer, Forrest Kronberger, Ava Krukowski, Paige Kuphal, Cassie Lambrecht, Ia Lao, Lar Lee, Suedeenie Lee, Benjamin Liss-'s-Gravemade, See Lor, Sophia McCarten, Dominic McCarthy, Cavan McGinnity, Clara Merkel, Malaya Merriwether, Jakson Meyer, Nicolas Mulder, Savannah Nelson, Luke Ninnemann, Emily Norgord, Kathryn O'Keefe, Olivia Ogstad, Huxley Patten, Elizabeth Plier, Ceanna Potter, Blake Pozorski, Brendan Raboin, Andrew Rainville, Will Reiche, Charles Richardson, Emma Rislove, Timothy Romang, Jackson Sann, Alexander Sauer, Michael Sauer, Olivia Schenzel, Bailey Schleinz, Addison Schlindwein, Samuel Schubring, Laurel Schuck, Elizabeth Schumann, Jack Sheridan, Margaret Shiverick, Brittney Shnowske, Emily Sitte, Evan Smail, Kenneth Smith, Rebecca Sponder, Lauren Stacker, Bailey Tabaka, Jordan Tatro, Aerial Thao, Cade Van Lieshout, Xao Vang, Ayla Walther, Allison Weaver, Lily Westberg, Skylar Wise, Alexis Xiong, Changyeng Xiong, Hli Xiong, Padrachia Xiong, Caillou Yang, Yangmee Yang, Abigayle Young and Logan Zeinert; High honors, 3.50 to 3.74: Cameron Back, Erin Bennett, Trey Buchberger, Nicholas Budleski, Cassandra Carlson, Noah Carver, Hannah Christenson, Mary Desotelle, Jenna Drake, Stuart Fox, Anastasia Freye, Isaac Geurink, Jonathan Gibbs, Brennan Harsh, George Havlovick, Isabella Her, Ethan Holster, Abby Jaecks, Kayla Juedes, Dylan Kegley, Venessa Kenton, Alexander King, Blaze Kleinschmidt, Elise Koenig, Julia Kunz, Ryan LaCerte, Collin Laffin, Megan Lee, Jesse Lenhard, Alexander Lo, Joshua Lopez, Kelly Lor, Rebekah Maurer, Samantha Mellberg, Amanda Meyer, Vincent Moeller, Chai Moua, Jace Myszka, Kalista Nasby, Hannah Ohly, Amber Ozolins, Mason Palecek, Arianna Pfeiffer, Ian Raddatz, Julia Raduechel, Joshua Rodman, Trevor Salber, Ashley Schilling, Madison Schleinz, Kenneth Schultz, Phoenix Somers, Austin Steiner, Wynter Tesch, Kayli Thao, Lorissa Thorpe, Kyle Thurs, Chulong Vang, Lichear Vue, Madelyn Weiss, Taylor Witzeling, Vickie Xiong, Pachia Yang, Paj Xiav Yang, Lauren Zaitz and Molly Zipperer; and Honors, 3.25 to 3.49: Jonathan Betts-Rojas, Joseph Boutain, Dana Buchkowski, Ryan Daniel, Donae Fike, Mitchel Freda, Kole Friedrich, Taron Gutowski, Olivia Held, Cassidy Langenhahn, Pao Lee, Zackary Madden, Benjamin Martinez, Stephanie Maulson, Elijah Moe, Alexis Moser, Robert Niemeyer, Conor O'Keefe Asia Ort, Aqua Pedraza, Jocelin Rivera-Hernandez, Tairyn Sann, Rachel Sauer, Hannah Schafer, Brauley Schneider, Alivia Southworth, Jordan Thao, YengKong Thao, Alexis Thorn, Tou Zoo Vang, Kaitlyn Weaver, Megan Wolfe, Alexzander Xiong, Cha Xiong, Mai Xiong, Nou Xiong, Vam Xiong, Nancy Yang, Pajntsuab Yang and Oskar Zuchner.
Highest honors, 3.75 to 4.0: Nadia Bauman, Neil Biswas, Leah Blaskowski, Charlie Brimacombe, Noah Briquelet Miller, Lucy Brown, Adrienne' Burton, Madeline Decker, Benjamin Diny, Edgar Flores, Sarah Frazier, Max Geiger, Mariah Haight, Lily Heiting, Claire Krasowski, Brooke Kriofsky, Quinn Lodholz, Abigail Lombardo, Sophie Maahs, Teagan Maier, Grace Masanz, Elizabeth McDonald, Rachel McLaughlin, Camilla Meyer, Samantha Miles, Caleb Moses, Chueshea Moua, Jordan Murphy, Mickenzee Okon, Kaylee Pagel, Samuel Petralia, Matthew Raguse, Rayann Rehwinkel, Julia Reising, Madeline Rodemeier, Nathan Rodman, Wyatt Rottier, Carly Rowe, Ashton Schuster, Tiffani Schwede, Maxwell Sorenson, Jordan Straub, Chloe Westberg and Jasmine Xiong; High honors, 3.50 to 3.74: Kenna Bailey, Kaitlynn Bargender, Sarah Boller, Haley Bunkelman, Emma Busig, Gwyneth Chang, Khou Chang, Caroline Coenen, Samuel Crispell, Amaya Czerwinski, Alaina Goetsch, Alexander Goode, Ellen Hamilton, Sarah Heinrich, Kahnlu Her, Paige Karo, Kevin Lee, David Livingston, Chee Nou Lo, Cordell Myles, Taylor Novak, Lillian Pineda, Dakota Potter, Ethan Preu, Carter Prey, Siam Rezwan, Aidan Richardson, Johanna Rothenberger, Clara Stifler, Elkin Thao, Keegan Trevillian, Mai Ger Vang, Andrew Wunsch, Keng Yang and Grace Zentrich; and Honors, 3.25 to 3.49: Rebecca Behle, Matthew Cecchini, Katie Hlee Chang, Savanna Craig, Sierra Delonay, Jonathon Euting, Isaac Flashinski, Tyler Frahm, Sabrina Ftouhi, Dylan Heath, Molly Heslip, Jenifer Lao, Naly Lao, Pa Lee, Tsw Yee Lor, Samuel Meyers, Jayda Newman, Alexis Pickard, Chloe Schoeb, Alanna Schubring, Grant Seils, Mercedes Sherwood, Pa Houa Vang and KaoNa Yang.
Highest honors, 3.75 to 4.0: Maya Anuligo, Zoe Bartishofski, Madison Bassinger, William Beasley, Hunter Behnke, Alexander Bollmann, Christian Boulanger, Lena Brearley, Gray Clohessy, Kathleen Collins, Madison Cummings, Caitlin Deaton, Delaney Doering, Molly Erdman, Jacob Flannery, Madeline Glaser, Rylie Grieser, Jenna Harrop, Tiffany Heinzen, Nou Qou Her, Lindsey Hester, Victoria Hoff, Lydia Hoffman, Steven Immel, Isabelle John, Joseph Jung, Emma Justesen, Allison Kane, Riley Keeffe, Kolby Kleinschmidt, Madisen Knopf, Noel Lange, Pa Kou Lee, Xiong Lee, Tiana Leitzke, Steven Martell, Andrew Marting, Alexandria McDonald, Olivia McGovern, Robyn Michalec, Lea Morath, Lauren Mulder, Naomi Murphy, Grace Nass, Madeline Nichols, Laura Niemeyer, Carrington Nowak, Sydney Ohrmundt, Edythe Patten, Faith Pissard, Brennen Pozorski, Kayla Rayburn, Allison Reif, Lydia Reissmann, Sylvia Rothweiler, Jacob Schellpfeffer, Samantha Schepp, Devin Schmidt, Benna Stengl, Kayli Tate, Axel Treinen, Matthew Tuman, Brenna Urmanski, Xao Vang, Ross Vincent, Jordan Xiong, Maiu Nhia Xiong, Paashouatzeng Yang and Rebecca Young; High honors, 3.50 to 3.74: Alex Becker, Olivia Berge-Rasmussen, Melissa Chang, Thomas Dunbar, Emily Geiger, Allyson Geurink, Sara Gliniecki, Zachary Howard, Hannah Klopotek, Riley Knapp, Caleb Lancaster, Annie Landeau, Nicholas Lange, Blia Lee, Jack Lillie, Lauren Luoma, Zoe Martin, Emmalynn McCaslin, Ian McCue, Alexander Mohr, Arionna Moss, Raschani Moua, Brittney Ozolins, Lucas Ratanawong, Katelynne Rivera, Maria Rodriguez, Emily Schafer, Skyler Schalow, Joshua Schellpfeffer, Kate Shopinski, Chad Simon, Makaelah Todd, Katherine Uttecht, Peter Xiong and Tommy Xiong; and Honors, 3.25 to 3.49: Janice Asmundsen, Jacob Begrow, Lily Bessette, Reginald Brown, Austin Brummond, Austin Campbell, Erica Case, Taylor Fenhaus, Kallista Hampton, Isaiah Hollman, Cierra Hurlbert, Tanner Kroening, Ethan Krohn, Christopher Kuhnert, Elyse Lacy, Michael LaPree, Cong Lor, Leng Lor, Pang Lor, Caleb McCabe, Miles McQuay, Jeremy Meerstein, Jacob Mellberg, Carly Moeller, Luke Pagel, Paul Schlindwein, Christopher Stein, Joshua Stolze, Sarah Tessmer, Adejah Thomas, Chelsea VanDenElzen, Chongpheng Vang, Kaitlyn Voigt, Autumn Weyers, Lyla Yang and Shawn Yang.
Colleges share success stories
? Mikayla Dawson, daughter of Martin and Teresa Dawson, Adams-Friendship, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Viterbo University, La Crosse.
? Ryan Strasser, son of Jerry and Lynn Strasser, Rib Mountain, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Carroll University, Waukesha.
? Dustin Schmidt, son of Ken and Amy Schmidt, Ringle, was named to the fall semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering in Platteville.
? The Beta Rho Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Northcentral Technical College was recognized with the Minn-Wi-Kota Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is bestowed upon the chapter that has grown through the use of Phi Theta Kappa programming and has made the most significant accomplishments related to the use of the 5-Star Chapter Development Program.
Five students from NTC's Wausau campus took leadership roles in spearheading the two community service projects. They are Carolyn Xiong, Wausau; Quintin Gruetzmacher, Merrill; Ana Vega, Dario, Nicaragua; Dieubon Louima, Petion, Haiti; and Fidel Vasquez, Osicala, El Salvador. The group directed two campus projects, which promoted student completion of academic programs and connecting students to the fine arts within the community. The Minn-Wi-Kota regional district includes all Phi Theta Kappa chapters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The chapter received a plaque and a certificate as part of the award, as well as one scholarship (valued at $875) for a member to attend the Honors Institute in Philadelphia this summer.
? Fox Valley Technical College of Oshkosh has named Andrew Schmidt, son of Ken and Amy Schmidt, Ringle, to the dean's list during the 2012 fall semester.
? The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire announced the names of students who have completed bachelor's and master's degrees at the conclusion of the university's Winterim 2013 academic session. They include Stratford: Dori Friedemann, Bachelor of business Administration (BBA), business, marketing; and Wausau: Elizabeth Wanta, BBA, business, business administration.