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Blue Jay Good News - April, 2018
Blue Jay Good News - April, 2018
Mary Kay Raether
Tuesday, May 01 2018

April's Blue Jay Good News:  Valedictorian, Ashley Pernsteiner and Emma Hanisko, Salutatorian, were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments at April's Board of Education Meeting.  


-From Emily Klingbeil - Congratulations to Cambridge FFA member Anna Evenson. She placed 1st in the Sectional Leadership Development Contest in the area of Employability Skills. Anna moves on to the State contest in June at the WI State FFA Convention. This week Anna was also selected to receive a scholarship from the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.  Good job Anna!!

- From Chad Holpfer - From Chad Holpfer- I'd like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the NMS custodial staff for their hard work over spring break to do some much needed cleaning/maintenance to the old gym floor. It took some communication and cooperation  to get things done, but the result will be well worth the efforts. Our program participants who utilize the space were also very complimentary of the staff for their attention to keep district facilities in tip top shape. Thanks again! 

- From Jennifer Simdon - The high school Science Olympiad team competed at the state tournament at UW-Milwaukee on April 7th. The team placed 14th overall out of a field of 47 teams from schools of all sizes. Matt Andersen and Mitch Krueger earned bronze medals for their capacitor-powered airplane. Drew Haas and Riley Stenjem earned 4th place medals for their balsa tower. And sixth place medals were earned by Maia Kurr and Abby Gowan in Disease Detectives and by Emma Hanisko and Erin Rieckmann in Food Science.

- From Lori Hughes - On April 7, 2018, Nikolay Middle School students traveled to UW-Milwaukee to compete in the State Science Olympiad Competition. Two teams, consisting of 28 students, competed against 41 other middle school teams from around the state. Following are the official results:  The Nikolay Middle School Team placed 10th overall!  Team A - Competing Team:  (Medal Recipients), 3rd Crime Busters - Kiersten Raby, Alex Kurr, 3rd Density Lab - Elijah Rice, Justin Gritzmaker, 4th Battery Buggy - Sierra Jelinek, Simon Witt, 4th Wright Stuff - Elizabeth Kendall, Ada Gent, 4th Write It Do It - Elizabeth Kendall, Ada Gent, 5th Ping Pong Parachute - Zachary Huffman, Alex Krueger, 6th Meteorology - Zachary Huffman, Kiersten Raby

(Top 15), 7th Microbe Mission - Aly Farrar, 10th Experimental Design - Ada Gent, Elizabeth Kendall, Elijah Rice,

12th Optics - Sierra Jelinek, Alyssa Woodley, 13th Towers - Alex Kurr, Alyssa Woodley, 15th Potions and Poisons - Cora Griesemer, Aly Farrar, 15th Thermodynamics - Cora Griesemer, Simon Witt.  Team B - Exhibition Team:  (Medal Recipients) 1st Write It Do It - Emma Hellberg, Kendra Tobias, 5th Wright Stuff - Benny Blanchar, Tyler Breunig, 6th Road Scholar - Emma Hellberg, Kendra Tobias.  (Top 15):  9th Battery Buggy - Emma Hellberg, Kendra Tobia, 12th Microbe Mission - Teagan Welscher.  Ivan Sopkovich and Collin Stengel were interviewed by Fox 6 News with a short segment on television. See the article and broadcast here:

http://fox6now.com/2018/04/07/stem-competition-hundreds-of-young-scientists-compete-at-wisconsin-science-olympiad/.  CONGRATULATIONS to both teams for a job well done!

- From Angela Gliniecki – Eighth grader Stormy was at the Youth Art Month Exhibit at the State Capitol. Her at was entitled “Rothko Meets Pollock”.  Five hundred student’s works were on display and she was one of thirty-three students who won special recognition. 

- From Nathan Gerlach - Drew Haas, a senior band member at Cambridge High School, auditioned on euphonium and was selected this year to perform in the Winds of Wisconsin, which is an Honor Band group that meets on the UW-Madison campus.  This group is conducted by Professor Scott Teeple who is the Director of the Wind Ensemble at UW-Madison. The ensemble met five times in the fall and spring and performed two concerts throughout the school year.  Congratulations to Drew Haas on this excellent honor!