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Wilmot Decathletes to Defend State Title

Posted in: Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

FullSizeRenderThe Panthers handily won the UW-Whitewater regional by over 5,000 points earning an automatic berth to the Wisconsin academic decathlon state competition in March. All nine team members competed in all ten events in the nation’s premier scholastic competition. This year’s curricular theme is New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation.

Wilmot decathletes posted the program’s best regional score ever while capturing 53 of the possible 90 individual ribbons from the ten-event contest, also a school record. They did especially well on both the Art and Social Science tests, taking all nine possible ribbons; blue, red, and white in all three divisions; honors, scholastic, and varsity. Each Wilmot decathlete earned at least four individual ribbons at the one day event.

The team was led in scoring by junior Carl Simmons in the honors division.  Both he and his fellow honors teammate junior Carlie Banchi broke the 8,000 point threshold with only 59 points separating the dynamic duo.  They are the highest regional scoring decathletes in Wilmot history and are most likely the top two scorers in the state thus far.

IMG_1067Simmons won seven ribbons in the ten different events, taking home blue ribbons in Music, Social Studies, and Lang & Lit. Banchi received ribbons in a school record nine events, only missing out on essay. She won blue in Science, Art, Economics, and Interview. She also earned a blue for a perfect 1,000 on her prepared and impromptu speeches. Junior Alyssa Gregory, also an honors, won blue in essay and was the most improved Wilmot decathlete since the prior competition in November. Wilmot decathletes in the honors division took nine of the ten possible blue ribbons collectively, missing out only in Math where Simmons and Banchi tied for 2nd.

In the scholastic division junior Joey Burba led the way. He too improved greatly since the local competition. Burba secured 8 ribbons in the ten events, earning blue in Music, Science, Art, and Economics. Joey is most likely leading all scholastics state wide. Senior Johny Weber won 6 ribbons, with blue in Social Science and Lang & Lit. Johny is most likely the second highest scoring decathlete statewide. Junior Angela Schumacher tallied 4 ribbons, her best was a 2nd place red ribbon in Art.

Leading the way for the Panthers in the varsity division was junior Althea Disse.  She netted a team high 6 blue ribbons in Music, Art, Economics, Interview, Social Science and Lang & Lit. Junior Mason Nindl bagged 4 ribbons, all red, bested only by teammate Disse each time. Junior Ashley Dabbs added 4 more ribbons, her best a red ribbon in Science.

More individual honors

Six Panthers including Simmons, Banchi, Burba, Weber, Disse, and Nindl populated the nine-member all-regional team, a Wilmot best.

Simmons, Burba, and Disse were named top overall scholars in their respective honors, scholastic, and varsity divisions.  Each received an overall blue ribbon and an individual star-shaped trophy for their awesome achievement.  It was the first time all three regional top scholars were from Wilmot.

Team honors

Most importantly, each member of the team was recognized with a first place team ribbon and collectively brought home the first place team trophy for their victory.

Wilmot posted the highest score in all 5 Regionals held across the state, marking the first time a team from Wilmot leads going into the state finals.  It was Wilmot’s fifth consecutive regional win, propelling them to the school’s eleventh consecutive state competition appearance. Wilmot remains the only Kenosha county school to ever advance to state.

[Submitted by Advisor Mr. Serkowski]

Two teams head to state finals, Finance & Investment Bowl

Posted in: Activities, Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

FICB 2014 Regional teamsFor the second consecutive year two teams from Wilmot have qualified to compete in the state finals of the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl. Besides the Panthers, all three public high schools from Racine fielded multiple teams and were joined by a very competitive group from East Troy.

The team of Johny Weber, Carl Simmons, Carlie Banchi, and Joey Burba went a perfect 4-0 on the day and each participant was rewarded $25 cash for their first place finish. A second team consisting of Adrienne Elmore, Brad Jackson, Alyssa Gregory, and Mason Nindl put up a good fight narrowly losing in the championship match.  Each of them pocketed $20 for their second place finish.  In total, Wilmot students brought home $180 for their impressive knowledge of Finance and Economics.

Wilmot has won the Gateway Regional three of the five times it has been conducted.  Prior to that, the Panthers won the Milwaukee competition in their first appearance.

The state finals will be held at Manpower Corp in Milwaukee in May. The Panthers took the state title last spring and the inaugural state championship in 2010.  Wilmot is the only school to have won multiple state championships. To date, no school has won back-to-back state championships.

[Submitted by Advisor Mr. Serkowski]

Academic Decathlon Keeps Momentum Going

Posted in: Academics, Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

IMG_0965Not resting on their laurels, or shall we say leis that they earned last year in Honolulu in the school’s first trip to nationals, the Wilmot Academic Decathlon team finds itself in unfamiliar territory. The Panthers are in first place in the state after the local level competition, they’ve placed second before, twice, but never in first after locals.  Not only are they in first, they are substantially ahead of the 2nd place team from New Richmond.  Wilmot posted a score of 21,925 points, which is  2,999 points ahead of the New Richmond team and over 2,000 points higher than Wilmot’s score at locals last year. Wilmot did this despite losing 2/3rds of last year’s scoring members from their second place finishing team at Nationals to graduation.

The Panthers are being led by junior Carlie Banchi in the honors division with 4,694 points out of a possible 6,000.  Carlie’s total is the highest in Wilmot history.  Close behind is another junior Carl Simmons who posted the school’s second highest all-time tally with 4,491 points.

In the scholastic division senior Johny Weber put up 4,126 points, tops for all Wilmot scholastics past and present.  Junior Joey Burba added an impressive 3,817 points in the same division.

The nine member team is rounded out by juniors Angela Schumacher, Alyssa Gregory, Althea Disse, Mason Nindl, and Claudia Baker.  Alternates include junior Ashley Dabbs and sophomores Alexa Lewis and Kyle Kostrova.

The Wilmot decathletes will now advance to regionals held at UW-Whitewater on January 9thwhere they hope to win their 5th straight regional title, propelling them to the state competition in March at the Wisconsin Dells. Winning a 2nd consecutive state title would earn the Panthers another trip to Nationals to be held this year in Garden Grove, CA., a suburb of L.A. and just miles away from Disneyland.

[Submitted by Advisor: Mr. Serkowski]

HOSA Goes to Nationals

Posted in: Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

Six Wilmot HOSA members attended the National HOSA Conference June 24 -28. Congratulations to Connor Nopenz for placing in the top 10 in the nation in Job Seeking Skills.  Madi DaMask made it to the second round in Healthy Lifestyles. Also Angela Nevoso,  Maddie Skalecki, and Alyssa Gregory worked hard in their individual events. Lauren Camacho represented Wisconsin as a voting delegate and State Historian. For pictures and info follow us on Twitter and Facebook,  @WilmotHOSA.

[Submitted by advisor: Mrs. Lena Joch]

Colin Deady, Senior, Attends Business World at Edgewood College in Madison

Posted in: Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

Wisconsin Business World is a program for high school students from across Wisconsin. The students learn real-world business experiences and gain an understanding of the importance of the free enterprise system.

Colin’s team won 1st place for Most Realistic Idea/Product, 1st place in the Business Simulation, and Best Team Presentation. Colin said that it was an overall great experience and he hopes that other Wilmot students apply for the program next year.  Congratulations Colin!  For more information about Business World please see https://www.wmc.org/programs/business-world/summer-program/studentprogram/, Wisconsin Business World on Facebook or contact Cheryl Kothe at kothec@wilmoths.k12.wi.us.

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Wilmot takes first and second at 26th Geography Bowl

Posted in: Activities, Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

Sixteen teams from six high schools in Kenosha and Racine counties participated in the event held at UW-Parkside and coordinated by Geography Dept. chair Dr. Richard Walasek. In the morning, a round robin tournament pitted every team from each school against each other regardless of grade level for 7-minute matches. Afterwards, the two sophomore teams and the two junior teams compiling the best records went on to face each other in two separate championships held in the afternoon.

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Geography Bowl Team

A team from Wilmot won the sophomore Geography Bowl championship posting a 15-1 record, the best of any team at the competition. The Panthers exhibited incredible geographic knowledge and speed on the buzzers in the jeopardy-style competition. Throughout the day the four-member team displayed tremendous scoring balance which carried over to the championship match with each Panther answering at least one toss up question during the extended 10-minute round. They handily defeated the sophomore team from Racine Case 180 to 90. Captain Angela Shumacher, Joey Burba, Carlie Banchi, and Carl Simmons received blue ribbons, 2014 road atlases, and a 1st place team trophy for their efforts.

A junior team consisting of Lauren McCluskey and Johny Weber compiled an 11-4 record during round robin play and also advanced to the afternoon finals. The duo lost a close match, as were all of their losses, to the juniors of Union Grove (14-2) 160 to 140 in the championship match. They earned red ribbons, road atlases, and a 2nd place team trophy. This marked the sixth straight year that teams from Wilmot competed for the title in both championships and the sixth year in a row Wilmot has won at least one of the two championships.

Ashley Kammer, Faith Graf, Alexys Edwards, and Alyssa Gregory, a second Wilmot mixed junior team, finished 9-6 during round robin play. In total, teams from Wilmot were 35-12 in all matches on the day.

Westosha Cental, Racine Park, and The Prairie School were the other three high schools at Geography Bowl.

[Submitted by Advisor, Mr. Serkowski]

Wilmot Culinary Students Help Out at the National Restaurant Show

Posted in: Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

 

On Saturday, May 17th, four of Wilmot’s culinary students had the opportunity to assist celebrity chefs during the World Culinary Showcase at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago. These students included seniors Drew Stanton and Julian Gonzalez, and sophomores Lauren Brendel and Jessica Hemmi. Students worked backstage preparing ingredients for the chefs’ demos and acted as runners on set if the chefs needed something from the back. Between segments, these students were also responsible for clearing the stage and resetting for the next chef’s demo. Throughout the day, students “rubbed elbows” with culinary celebrities, including Restaurant: Impossible star Robert Irvine, Chopped judge Maneet Chauhan, Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman, and America’s youngest 4 star chef and Masterchef judge, Graham Elliot. By participating in this event, students gained experience and advice that will help them in their future culinary endeavors.

[Submitted by Advisor, Mrs. Oehmichen]