2017 Scholar-Athletes - Girls


Division 1 



Cami Davre, Whitefish Bay HS – 3.90 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Cross Country Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field State Champion (7) – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country Conference Champion –10, 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 4

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Cross Country – 3

Track & Field – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Students Today Leaders – 3

Civic & Community Activities

Students Today Leaders Forever – “I run kids’ marathon” Encouraged children grades 1-8 to run 26 miles and read 26 books over the summer. Volunteered when they ran their last mile by handing out awards and hanging out with the younger children.

Essay

Running for my high school has taught me a lot about myself as a student athlete and the importance of being there for my teammates and peers. Balancing athletics and studies presented a challenge throughout high school, helping me learn the importance of time management. My work ethic, in the classroom and as an athlete, enabled me to excel in both areas, understanding the importance of rising to challenges and achieving my goals. Outside of the classroom, running has made me resilient and able to embrace being pushed out of my comfort zone. Staying disciplined by working hard in practice and always striving to improve, I feel prepared to meet any challenge thrown my way. The toughness and desire to be the best version of myself has always drawn me to running and inspired me to be a better person on the track and in my life as a whole. Although running is primarily thought of as a sport for individuals, my teammates and coaches continue to keep me motivated. Running has been an amazing outlet, allowing me to make many new friends and experience the joy of working together as a team. I have learned from my coaches the importance of having inner confidence as they always encourage the team to believe in ourselves. Running reminds me that anything is possible if you trust in your abilities and always put your best foot forward.



Caitlin Locante, Brookfield Central High School – 3.73 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Swimming & Diving – 9, 10, 11, 12

Gymnastics – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Swimming & Diving Conference Champions – 11, 12

Swimming & Diving Sectional Champions – 10, 11, 12

Gymnastics Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Gymnastics Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Gymnastics State Champion - 12

Track & Field Conference Champion – 11

Team WIAA Success

Gymnastics Conference Champion – 12

Gymnastics Sectional Champion – 12

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Swimming & Diving – 2

Gymnastics – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Key Club – 4

FCA – 1

National Honor Society – 2

Student Council – 4

Class Officer – 1

Essay

Being a high school student athlete has truly been a valuable experience for me, and I will be forever grateful for the life lessons I have learned along the way. Before high school, I could not honestly say that I understood the value of a team, but I am proud to say that today I do. My high school athletic experiences have taught me that working for the benefit of the team and not solely for my own benefit is infinitely more rewarding for everyone in the long run. I know without a doubt, that when a group of individuals gives everything they have to offer to one another, extraordinary things can happen. My high school academic and athletic experiences combined have taught me the inevitable reality of failure and the importance of moving forward with more strength and drive for the future. It is nearly impossible to make it through high school without any stumbles or setbacks, and that is why it was crucial for me to learn to see my academic and athletic failures as opportunities to grow and be better rather than moments of defeat. I am truly grateful for my time spent at Brookfield Central High School as a student athlete because I know I will be able to apply the lessons I have learned and my newfound mindset in my future as a student athlete at Ball State University and even later in life when I take on the challenges of my future career.



Emily Luetschwager, Stevens Point High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Tennis – 9, 10, 11, 12

Gymnastics – 10

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Tennis – Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Tennis – Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Tennis – State Champion – 11, 12

Team WIAA Success

Tennis – Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Gymnastics – Conference Champion – 10

Gymnastics – Sectional Champion – 10

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Tennis – 9, 10, 11, 12

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 2

Essay

Throughout my high school career, I experienced success and failure. Both outcomes presented valuable life lessons. The seemingly simplest, yet perhaps most important lesson was the requirement of hard work. Whether on the tennis court, in the gym, on the track or in the classroom, successful individuals always extend maximum effort. As a multi-sport athlete, I practiced year round and taking easy days was not an option. I found time to go to multiple practices while completing my homework and studying hard. Learning to work hard in school and sport has established a beneficial habit that will lead to success in the future. Another lesson came in the form of goal-setting. I constantly set short and long term goals. Having something to work towards gave practices and training a greater purpose. Completing goals has led me to continue to chase success presently and in the future. In addition to learning goal-setting, it taught me perseverance. Because I had dedicated countless hours working towards my goal, when it came to competition I refused to give up at any cost. The last lesson came in the form of self-confidence. Feeding off the other qualities I developed: hard work, goal setting, and perseverance, I became confident in my abilities on the athletic field and in the classroom. The self-assurance improved my communication skills as a leader and helped me become a better teammate. Throughout the years, high school academics and athletics taught lessons that I will continue to use throughout my life.


Alyson Weum, Stoughton High School– 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 9, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 9, 11

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country Conference Champion – 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 9

Basketball Conference Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Track & Field – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Stoughton Fellowship – 2 (Co-Captain)

Stoughton HS Norwegian Club– 2

Student Senate – 1

National Honor Society – 2

Choir – 4

Life of a Viking – 4

Civic & Community Activities

Serving at local Sons of Norway; Volunteer at Youth Track Club; Volunteer at Youth Basketball Camps; Volunteer at Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Outings; Ringing bells for the Salvation Army; Pie making for unwed mothers; Reading/Acolyte/Serving/Crucifer/Communion Assistant at First Lutheran Church.

Essay

Athletics and academics have taught me how to value failures and successes. While participating in an athletic activity, I am challenged to push my body to its maximum capability for the greater good of the team. In the classroom, the goal is the same--I strive for success by gaining new knowledge, asking difficult questions, and putting in the time and effort that it takes to truly learn and understand new concepts. In both academics and athletics, I am forced to face failure. The team will not be victorious every time, I will not always get the grade that I had hoped for, but I have learned to turn my failures into advantages. Instead of dwelling on the fact that I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, I bounce back--at my next practice I’ll go the extra mile and I’ll study that much harder for my next exam. Not only do athletics and academics teach me how to handle failure, but success too-- they both have taught me how to remain humble in times of triumph. I have learned that hard work pays off and that putting in the extra time is worth it. Receiving recognition for my success in my sports and in the classroom, is extremely rewarding. Nothing beats the feeling after a good race, game, or grade. Throughout life I will be faced with failure and success, because of my experiences in my athletics and academics thus far, I will value every challenge, good or bad.



Division 2



Bailey Eichner, Cudahy HS – 3.90 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11


Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 11

Team WIAA Success

Basketball Conference Champion – 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 9, 10, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 1

Basketball – 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Volleyball – 3

Basketball – 3

Track & Field – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 3

Civic & Community Activities

Basketball Clinics for kids; Rescue Warriors Dog Rescue Drive; Baby Item Drive; Volunteer at National Night Out (3 years)

Essay

"One step at a time", a lesson, a motto for sure as my 12-year old cousin, Ryan Mullarney, fought so hard for his life battling Leukemia. The day Ryan was diagnosed he had just finished competing in a wresting match. Really? That's all it is, "One step at a time"... one more game, one homework assignment, if Ryan did, I can and I will. Ryan passed away at the young age of 14, but taught me the best lesson, to keep trying and keep fighting until the end. My high school academic career has been very exciting. I take classes that challenge me each and every day, just as I challenge myself while involved in my sport for the season. I give 110% at everything I do and I encourage everyone else to follow my lead. I've been a captain on many of my teams, I enjoy being a leader, it’s great seeing younger students and athletes look up to me. It's very rewarding. I'm ranked number 8 in my senior class of 167. This is a great achievement for me, I just keep trying my best, one step at a time. I had a goal as a freshman student athlete, just entering high school. I looked up at the leader board hanging in the gymnasium. I told my gym teacher that I wanted to beat the girl's basketball assists record. One game at a time, one assist at a time, and I achieved that goal on Senior Night, in my home gym, the same night I made my 1000th point of my career. Dedication, perseverance, and pure teamwork, got me where I wanted to be, on the best night I would ever dream of. I mentioned teamwork, wow, what a concept right? Well, Ryan too had a team behind him, a medical team, a prayer team, his wrestling team, and a whole team of family and friends. He fought hard and fought until the end. Ryan, academics, and athletics taught me some great lessons I will utilize for the rest of my life, dedication, teamwork, goals, and perseverance, I've got this, one step at a time.


Emily Hafemann, Martin Luther High School – 4.0 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Tennis – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Soccer – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Basketball Conference Champion – 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 12

Soccer Regional Champion – 10

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Basketball – 2

Soccer 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Tennis – 3

Basketball 2

Soccer –3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 2 (President)

Dance Committee – 4

Spirit Committee – 3

Service Committee – 4

Troubadours – 3

Concert Choir – 3 (President)

Student Council – 1

Youth Basketball Coach – 4

Freshman Seminar – 3

Civic & Community Activities

Badger Girls State; Math & Science Bowl; School Open House; Vacation Bible School (Hales Corners Lutheran & St. Martini Lutheran) Blood Drive Volunteer; Martin Luther Golf Outing; Volunteer Summer Camp (Basketball and Tennis)

Essay

Athletic participation has played an integral role in my personal and academic development. When I began participating in athletics as a young girl, I never could have imagined the impact it would have on my life. Certain qualities have been instilled in me since I was young, such as sportsmanship, loyalty, hard work, dedication, and teamwork. Athletics have taught me invaluable life lessons and helped me develop positive characteristics that I will be able to use for the rest of my life. Not only has it taught me patience in working with my teammates, but it has also taught me how to have respect for my fellow players, coaches, and officials. Athletics have taught me self-discipline, time management, and how to have a strong work ethic. Being a student-athlete has allowed me to tackle more responsibilities than I ever could have imagined. Every challenge that I face on the court or the field motivates me to overcome anything life throws at me. Furthermore, one of the most important lessons I have learned from athletics is how to work with others. The lessons in leadership that I have learned in my years of athletics will stay with me forever. Sports will always be a part of my life, whether as a player, coach, or spectator. I would not be the young woman I am today without the qualities I’ve obtained, the coaches I have played under, the friendships I have developed, and the positivity and discipline athletics have instilled in me.


Brita Hovde, Edgewood Sacred Heart High School – 3.98 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Tennis – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 11, 12

Soccer – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Tennis Conference Champion – 10, 12

Tennis Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Tennis Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Tennis Sectional Champion 9, 10, 11, 12

Tennis State Champion – 9, 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Soccer – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 2

Student Government – 1 (President

Link Crew – 1

Close Up – 1

Civic & Community Activities

Served at Second Harvest Food Bank Mission Trips to New Orleans, Louisiana and Kansas City, Kansas through Bethel Lutheran Church; Mission Trip Huánuco, Peru through family; Served at homeless shelter called The Boulevard with basketball team; Landscaping at local elementary school.

Essay

Every day I am blessed to attend an academically rigorous high school and play on athletic teams with extremely talented teammates. I believe the greatest lesson I have learned is to take nothing for granted, like the relationships I have built and the small, shared moments with teammates working to accomplish a common goal. Last soccer season, one of my teammates had no confidence to take a shot in games even though she had a fantastic leg. I gave her a talk before the game about being confident in herself. Towards the end of the game, she nailed a shot into the goal. I was so proud of her. It is these moments that stick with me. Just like sports have taught me that every game and practice are opportunities to grow, academics have shown me that every class is an opportunity to learn something new. In Calculus, I struggled to understand some of the concepts, such as the Mean Value Theorem. So, I stayed more engaged in class and asked questions. By talking to my teacher and by putting in work outside of class, I was able to finally grasp the material. Like in life, there are good times and bad times in both sports and academics. I have learned the importance of bouncing back in the face of adversity. Now, I have the chance to be a role model to the underclassmen and teach them the importance of working hard and appreciating the small moments.


Lauren Tremblay, Hayward High School - 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Golf – 9, 10, 11, 12

Hockey – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10

Individual Sports Achievement

Golf Conference Champion – 10

Golf Sectional Champion – 12

Track & Field Conference Champion – 10

Team WIAA Success

Golf Conference Champion – 9, 11, 12

Golf Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Golf Sectional Champion – 9, 11, 12

Hockey Conference Champion – 12

Hockey Regional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Hockey Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Hockey State Champion – 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Golf – 3

Hockey – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Golf – 3

Hockey 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Link Crew – 2 (Leader)

National Honor Society – 2

Civic & Community Activities

I have been an active coach in our goalie clinics held at our hockey rink for all four years of HS. Also, helped with Learn to Skate; Learn to Play Hockey.

Essay

Athletics have been one of the biggest and most influential parts of my life since I can remember. Through sports I have learned how to lead a team to success and how to be a great leader that my teammates look up to. I have learned how important it is that all those around you need to be able to depend on you. I have been a starting goalie for our hockey team all four years. This has put me through the highest of highs and lowest of lows, which has made me stronger as a person. My team depended on me every single game to be at my best and all I could do was give it my all. I have learned how to deal with the pressures of having a lot of responsibility whether it was a big game to be ready for or homework due. The most important thing that I have learned from academics and athletics is that working hard can take you a long way. Whatever you set your mind to, you can achieve it, as long as you put in everything you have. My hockey team was co-oped with six different schools and I was the only student from my class on the golf team. From this, I have had the opportunity to meet and play with many different girls from different places. It has taught me how to communicate in different situations and work together with new people to achieve something great.


Division 3


Amanda Kind, Marathon High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball 10, 11, 12

Softball 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Volleyball Conference Champion – 9

Volleyball Regional Champion – 10

Volleyball Sectional Champion – 10

Basketball Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 10, 11

Basketball Sectional Champion – 10, 11

Softball Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Softball Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 3

Basketball – 1

Softball – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Volleyball – 1

Basketball – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 3

Future Business Leaders – 4

Eco Club – 2

Student Council – 4 (President)

Yearbook Editor – 2

Math League – 2

Fellowship of Christ – 4

Civic & Community Activities

Went on two mission trips with FCA and helped rake leaves and clean up highway; Bell ringing for Salvation Army; New Life Pet Adoption Center volunteer; Lion’s Club Fun Run Volunteer.

Essay

Heywood Broun, an American sportswriter, once said, "Sports do not build character, they reveal it." High school brings out a person's true character. High School has thrown many different obstacles at me and has taught me to be responsible and how to manage time. I will be able to take those traits with me for the rest of my life. In today's society, those are traits of high value, especially when it comes to entering the workforce. High school sets you up for life success through academics, athletics, and many other extra curricular activities. Through the countless athletic events and the many different school trips I have been a part of, I have learned to work and communicate with diverse groups of people. Every year of schooling and athletics, I have had something to work towards, whether it has been maintaining a high GPA or working towards my next sports victory and achievement. I have adapted a competitive edge through sports and academics. Not everything goes as planned in life, and as I have found out, neither does it in high school. I have learned to bounce back when things go wrong and how to overcome obstacles and challenges that are thrown my way.


Brittany Schaller, Howards Grove High School – 3.99 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball 9, 10, 11, 12

Soccer 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Volleyball Conference Champion – 10, 12

Volleyball Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Volleyball Sectional Champion – 10, 12

Volleyball State Champion – 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 12

Basketball State Champion – 12

Soccer Conference Champion – 9, 11

Soccer Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 3

Basketball – 3

Soccer – 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Soccer – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 2 (Secretary)

International Club – 2

FBLA – 2

Year Book – 1

Career Internship – 1

Civic & Community Activities

Serves lunch at elementary school; Pink Out Breast Cancer awareness fundraiser/volleyball tournament; Middle School volleyball official; elementary school Color Run volunteer; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin fundraiser; Tiny Tigers basketball clinic counselor; Church Craft Fair/Pancake dinner.

Essay

Some of life’s greatest lessons can be learned through high school academic and athletic experiences. I am lucky to have played on three varsity sports team for my four years at Howards Grove. My coaches, teachers, teammates, and classmates have all helped me to achieve goals that I never thought could have been reached. I am a student-athlete who is blessed to have been at the state tournament three times. My academics have taught me that not everything will come easy. Life will get tougher as it goes on and you need to find ways to keep chugging along. I learned that working hard and pushing myself through obstacles have made me a better person. Throughout my athletic career here at Howards Grove, I have learned many valuable lessons. I learned how to work together with others to achieve a common goal, how to work hard until you get to your destination, and how to balance school, sports, and a social life. If it weren’t for sports, working with others would not have been easy. I am a natural leader and sports give me the opportunity to show others that skill. I have learned that not everything comes easy. If you work towards something every day you will be rewarded in the end. Multitasking has also become an important part in my life. I have learned how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by balancing sports, homework, and other aspects of life. Sports and my academics at Howards Grove High School have given me valuable lifelong lessons.


Sydney Staver, Mineral Point High School – 3.98 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 9, 10

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 10

Track & Field State Champion – 10

Team WIAA Success

Volleyball Conference Champion – 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 11

Basketball State Champion – 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 3

Basketball – 4

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Volleyball – 3

Basketball – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Forensics – 4 (Captain

National Honor Society – 2

FBLA – 4 (President)

Key Club – 3

Yearbook – 4 (Editor –in-Chief)

The Blue Crew – 4

Student Council – 4

Civic & Community Activities

Cystic Fibrosis Organization volunteer; Darlington Chamber Main St volunteer; Children’s Triathlon volunteer; Bible School assistant; City Sign Touch Up Crew; Meals on Wheels volunteer; Bingo with the elderly; Youth basketball volunteer coach; Performed public service announcements for the radio for Earth Day; Fall Festival volunteer; NHS Refreshment server 8th – 10th grade; Mineral Point Clean-Up; Service Day volunteer.

Essay

Along with having the opportunity to run and long jump in the state track finals the past three years, I have been very fortunate to have been the varsity setter and varsity point guard all four years of my high school career. These experiences and roles required me to act and think at a very mature levelright away as a fourteen-year-old. Now as a senior captain of both teams, I truly appreciate the trust the upperclassmen put in my decision making and leadership skills. Without high school sports, I would not be the person I am today; high school athletics has entirely shaped my character, work ethic, and mindset. Being a student-athlete has taught me to time manage and prioritize. Competition has taught me to be a humble winner and a gracious loser. As cliché as it sounds, my involvement in high school sports has made me embrace Nelson Mandela’s quote, “It always seems impossible until it is done.” The impossible can be done when you work as a team, respect each other’s talents and weaknesses, listen to each other, and know your role. The impossible can be done when you learn from defeat, train like a champion, and allow yourself to have fun while you are making once in a lifetime memories. I am daily reminded that I am a role model for younger student-athletes and a representation of my small community, where the high school is the heart of the town.



Kathryn Van Scyoc, Lourdes Academy High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field State Champion – 11

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Cross Country State Champion – 9, 10, 11

Basketball Conference Champion – 9, 10, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 9, 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country - 3

Basketball – 3

Track & Field - 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Basketball – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 2

Math Team – 2

Civic & Community Activities

Lector for Mass at Saint James Church, Soles for Souls shoe drive coordinator, DARE Mentor, Basketball Camp Volunteer

Essay

The greatest lessons I learned in my high school academic and athletic experiences is that success is earned, and success has many faces. Success is not just about winning and losing, it is about learning about myself and becoming a better student, athlete, and leader for having experienced disappointment as well. I have learned that good things happen when you are open to learning from both success and failure. Only when you push yourself out of your comfort zone, set high goals for yourself, and allow yourself to risk failure, can you ever truly know what you are capable of achieving. As a senior, it is easy for me now to look back and see how my fear of failure held me back when I was younger, whether it was fear of missing a shot in basketball or fear of getting anything less than an A in the classroom. I learned the best way to face fear is to prepare your mind and body for the challenges you will face. Commitment, is how you earn success, whether in shooting 500 shots a day or setting aside time after practice to study. I am so grateful to have these lessons to carry into the next chapter of my life as a Pharmacy student at Drake University, and a member of the women’s basketball team.



Division 4


Mackinzie Fall, Clayton High School – 3.99 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Softball – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Volleyball Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Volleyball Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Volleyball Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 3

Basketball – 3

Softball – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Junior Honor Society – 1 (Vice-President)

National Honor Society – 3 (Secretary)

Yearbook – 3

Country Kinship – 3

Rotary STRIVE program – 1


Civic & Community Activities

Many years – Serving at church dinners; 4 years-Baked Cookies with Community Education Council for Christmas Sale; 4 years-volunteer youth basketball coach; 4 years-visits to the elderly; 4 years volunteer at holiday gift shop for students; 4 years-raised money for breast cancer funds; 1 year-lunch mentor to special needs student; 1-year community scholarship organization volunteer.

Essay

The greatest lessons I have learned in my high school academic and athletic experiences, that will help me later in life, are time management, hard work, and responsibility. Being a three-sport athlete, there is no time off. You are constantly in a season, which means you either practice or have a game every night of the week. Along with practice comes homework. I have learned how to use my time wisely in and out of school to get my homework done. Quite often, that means giving up a weekend to do homework instead of being with friends. After being told, “Hard work pays off,” I have finally realized it does for both academics and athletics. For all the time and effort I have put in to academics, I will graduate the valedictorian for Clayton High School’s Class of 2017. For all the practice and weight training I have put into athletics, I have been rewarded with going to state four times in volleyball and once in basketball. Hard work really does pay off in anything you do. I have learned responsibility through academics and athletics. In academics, I have been responsible enough to never have a late assignment. For athletics, I have been responsible all of high school and have never been late to a practice, weight training, or open gym. I am so proud of the person I have become from my academic and athletic experiences. The lessons I’ve learned will help me be successful in life.


Morgan Reinwand, Loyal High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Softball – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Basketball Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 12

Basketball State Champion – 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Basketball – 2

Softball – 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Volleyball – 1

Softball – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 3 (Secretary)

Class of 2017 – 4 (Treasurer)

Future Business Leader – 4 (President)

Math League – 4

Varsity Athletic Club – 4 (Treasurer)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – 3 (Leadership Team)

Civic & Community Activities

Teaching Children’s Liturgy -St. Anthony’s Parish; Working October Fall Fest -St. Anthony’s Parish; Packing nutritional lunches -National Honors Society and Volleyball; Collecting money for Children’s Miracle Network -Future Business Leaders of America; Making blankets for Ronald McDonald House; Loyal Lads and Lassies 4H; Cans for a Cause at Clark County Fair -Loyal Lads and Lassies 4H; Raking leaves for elderly -National Honors Society; Tutoring elementary students -National Honors Society; Helping take admissions at the Loyal Alumni Tournament -Varsity Athletic Club; Operation Christmas Child -Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Essay

I have participated in three sports since I was in fifth grade, and since my freshman year I have started on Varsity in all three sports. I have also become team captain and have competed in regional final games. Living in a small town has actually given me more opportunities to grow as an athlete. Getting cut from a team is not an option in Loyal, but I still pushed myself every summer to be the ideal athlete by attending Loyal High School’s Bigger, Faster, Stronger program. This program made me into the athlete I am today by pushing me to achievements I never thought were possible. My hope is that younger athletes will see my success and learn the importance of putting time into their athletic passions so they can achieve their goals. My team has become my family. They are the people who help me out after a hard day, or pick me up after a bad play, and they can expect the same thing from me. The lessons I have learned through athletics have made me a complete Loyal High School student. Loyal Athletics has not only given me the drive and hunger to compete in and out of the classroom, but athletics has also given me another family. Academics and my athletic experiences, overall, have shaped me into the person I am today by showing me the effects of responsibility and leadership.



Katie Stegeman, Suring High School – 4.0 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Volleyball Conference Champion – 12

Volleyball Regional Champion – 10, 11

Basketball Regional Champion – 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Volleyball – 2

Track & Field – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

FBLA – 4 (Secretary)

Student Council – 4 (President)

National Honor Society – 3 (Secretary)

German Club – 2 (Secretary)

Environmental Club – 3

S Club – 4 (Student Rep)

Forensics – 3

Civic & Community Activities

Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive - 2014, 2015; Ringing bells at Bay Park Square Mall; Veteran’s Day – 2015, 2016; Registering military veterans for a community program and serving at the spaghetti dinner honoring them; Riverview Alliance Church Nursery - 2013-Present; A Night for Carol – 2015; Assisting with registrations and raffle sales at a benefit for a community member with cancer; Junior High Volleyball Camp - 2014, 2015, 2016; Assisting coaches with volleyball skill instruction; Suring Youth Basketball Tournament - 2014, 2015, 2016; Refereeing and scorekeeping at a local youth basketball tournament; Highway Cleanup – 2014, 2015, 2016; Picking garbage on a local highway.

Essay

I have learned many lessons in my high school academic and athletic experiences; one of the most important to me being perseverance. Throughout high school I have faced many challenges. Participating in sports and maintaining a perfect grade point average doesn’t come easy. There were many nights after a late game or tough practice that it would have been easiest to forget my homework and take a much needed break. However I learned that great things don’t come easy and you have to continue to work hard and persevere if you want to reach all of your goals. I have also learned through many struggles to have a positive attitude. With the right mindset I believe you can accomplish anything. At times it seems easier t complain about your situation, but in the long run if you change your attitude life becomes a lot more fun. Dedication is another quality every successful athlete and student must possess. To become truly great at something you have to dedicate an enormous amount of time and energy to whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish. To me dedication is what makes a single individual rise above the rest of the competition. With these three attribute; perseverance, dedication and a positive attitude, I believe you can accomplish all of your goals.


Sydney Thompson, Mercer High School – 4.0 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Volleyball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field State Champion – 11


Team WIAA Success

Volleyball Regional Champion – 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 12


Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Track & Field – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Council – 4 (President

National Honor Society – 3 (President)

Forensics – 2

Science Club – 4

Class Officer – 4 (President)

Iron County Youth Leader – 2

Peer Mentor – 3

Yearbook – 4 (Editor)

Mercer AODA Student – 4

Civic & Community Activities

Organized clothes at Mercer Paw Shop (12); Volunteered, organized, and managed Middle School Volleyball Tournament (9, 10, 11,); Counted ballots in local and national elections (10, 12); Volunteered and helped organize Lion’s Lunch Around the World Relay for Lion’s Club International (9); Volunteered and organized books for Mercer Public Library (9); Student Council Projects - Volunteered to clean the highway twice a year (9, 10, 11, 12); Organized annual Veterans Day breakfast (9, 10, 11, 12); Organized and volunteered at senior citizen dance (11); Organized and sent care packages to active military members (12); National Honor Society Projects – Organized, planned, and sponsored annual school-wide holiday food drive for Mercer Food Pantry (9, 10, 11, 12); Organized and created a Community Garden (11, 12); Peer Mentor – Mentored Pre-K – 6th grade children in Mercer School (9, 10, 11); Volunteered and mentored children with mental disabilities for Wisconsin Family Ties (10); Spanish Club – Organized annual luncheon fundraiser (9, 10); Science Club – Raked leaves and cleaned yards for community members in local area (11, 12); Iron County Youth Leader – Created brochures for silent sport activities in local area (9); Volunteered and participated in Iron County AODA Coalition (10, 11); Volunteered and participated in Iron County Broadband Council (10, 11)

Essay

I have found that participation in high school academics and athletic experiences produce great life lessons. Athletics taught me how to spike a volleyball, dribble a basketball and throw a shot put; academics taught to me how to count, read and write. More importantly, these experiences have also taught me valuable life lessons, such as how to push myself, maintain a positive attitude, and give me the drive to never quit. Additionally, through these experiences, I have learned how to set individual and team goals, develop the will and determination to achieve them, and explore numerous opportunities for self-improvement. I have always strived to lead by example, focusing on the importance of commitment, teamwork, and strength of character. These learned skills will help prepare me for the rest of my life. My athletic and academic experiences have given me the opportunity to connect with my peers, build stronger relationships, and have taught me how to fight through adversity in the most positive and productive way. These experiences inspire me and drive me to do my very best in every aspect of life. These life lessons have become an integral part of who I am. I am thankful that I will be able to continue my athletic and academic career as a track and field athlete at Winona State University while majoring in Materials Engineering. As I take these life lessons and carry them with me, I will have opened the door to endless opportunities.

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