Whitewater High School early graduates from the Class of 2018 did a great job presenting their Academic & Career Planning Portfolios on Monday, January 15. Congratulations to our early grads, Alexis Covarrubias, Elizabeth Wilson, Emily Swanson, Justin Tharinger, Mercedes Kuhnke, and Sage Spear!
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, 2018, students at Whitewater High School heard a presentation by Marc Perry, Director of Community Programs at Community Action, Inc. to inspire and challenge them about the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After the presentation, the students went back to their homerooms at their respective schools and were divided into smaller groups to discuss Dr. King’s six principles of nonviolence, while addressing various scenarios. Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD) staff and volunteers from the community helped facilitate the groups.
On Saturday the Whippet Wrestling Team traveled to Evansville to participate in the Rock Valley Conference Duals. This was the inaugural year of this competition. The concept of the duals was for all the teams to dual teams in the conference that they do not see in dual meets over the course of the year and plays a part in deciding the conference champion. The day proved that the RVC is a very competitive conference this year with some excellent competition throughout the day and challenged the team to come back from tough situations. When the dust settled the Whippets finished the day 2-3, proving how tough the tournament is as the team has been doing well in duals to this point. Overall Whitewater is 7-3 on the season in dual meets. The team secured some nice victories against Jefferson and Beloit Turner. These were interesting duals as all three of these teams had diversity with guys sick or injured so it made things exciting in both duals as essentially they were up in the air until there were two matches left. Individually the Whippets had some great performances. Jimmy DuVal and Tyler Sheffield were 5-0 on the day with some dominating wins along the way. DuVal achieved the 100 Win Club with a pin in his second match of the day! Aldo Soto had a good day going 4-1 with his sole loss by 2 points. Aldo wrestled well in his wins closing out some close matches. Also wrestling very well was Tommy Cushman going 3-2 with a key pin in the dual meet against Turner to help extend the lead for the Whippets. Brother David Cushman, who follows Tommy in the line-up, finished the day strong winning his last two matches, going 2-2 on the day. David is a freshman, and both of his wins clinched the dual meet for the team. Against Jefferson he pinned his opponent giving the Whippets a 7 point lead with one match to go to secure the win going into the last match. Against Turner he had a key win that extended the lead to give the Whippets a more comfortable lead. The team is next in action on Thursday evening when they travel to Clinton to participate in an RVC Dual meet. Saturday the Varsity travels to the Monroe Invitational, where wrestling begins at 9:30, and the 5 JV qualifiers travel to Wausau wrestling in the Challenge Series Final.
Team Ferradermis is one week into their six-week build season for the 2018 game, “Power Up.” A big part of the game is the ability to pick up and position game cubes. The team spent Saturday building prototypes of their designs using VEX equipment under Mr. Cody Watson’s guidance. Once a design is selected, the CAD team can start designing the parts.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "The Addams Family" for their Tommy Award nominations. The winners will be announced in May. WHS is one of 80 schools statewide (many much larger than us) that are competing for awards in a variety of categories. The winners are honored at the Overture Center later this year. Please congratulate everyone when you see them. It's a great day to be a Whippet!