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Erica Keller Advances to State
By Megan Tarlton
Wabeno forensics competitor, senior Erica Keller, worked long and hard to make her way to the state level of competition in high school forensics this spring. Coached by Mark Asleson, three students participated in senior high forensics this year: Erica Keller, Kate Lowery, and Kimberly Spreeman. Forensics is for students who enjoy acting, reading aloud, or participating in any type of play.
Erica Keller has participated in forensics for six years, beginning in junior high. To reach the state competition in Madison, Erica first needed to earn passing scores at the sub-district level in Crandon, and then district in Tomahawk. This year Erica selected prose, a category which involves reading a story or article up to eight minutes long. She chose a short monologue by Erma Bombeck, about traveling in foreign countries and dealing with different public restrooms. Each presentation was scored by a judges utilizing a 25 point rubric for evaluation. At state Erica received a score of 24 out of 25 earning her a silver medal.
While the forensics team attended the two day competition in Madison, they enjoyed shopping, eating lots of Italian food, and trying to stay dry in the rain. Overall, Erica did a great job making it to state, accomplishing much during her six years in forensics of which she and WabenoHigh School can be proud. Congratulations!
Do SMARTBoards Make Smarter Students?
A Jump into Technology in the Classroom
By Karlee Hoffmann
The WabenoSchool District recently had all rooms equipped with SMARTBoards. What are they? A SMARTBoard is a large screen onto which you can project your computer screen. The SMARTBoards are very interactive; they have similar characteristics to iPods and Smartphones. The SMARTBoards have endless possibilities. For operation a finger is used as the mouse; the entire screen is a touch screen, and only basic computer skills are needed to utilize this technology. Teachers in the Wabeno area are using these to enhance their teaching techniques.
Mr. Mike McCann, Wabeno history teacher, uses his SMARTBoard for every subject he teaches in his classroom. Skills the students learn from these smart boards are communication, teamwork, and thought processing skills. Mr. McCann describes the SMARTBoards as a “big computer” and “a very positive investment.” In the touch of a finger, Mr. McCann is able to save documents and create a new document; it is a time saver compared to rewriting notes everyday on the old-fashioned overhead projector. Teachers using their SMARTBoard believe it helps with the students’ learning abilities.
Mrs. Nelson, English teacher at WabenoSchool District, also uses her SMARTBoard for many classes, such as communication, grammar, and English. Teachers are able to create their own lessons plans suitable for the SMARRBoards. Whether it’s vocabulary acquisition or grammar help or writing models, students utilize various thinking and problem solving skills while experiencing learning in a new way. The students have the opportunity to maneuver within the classroom through active learning.
The teachers and students from Wabeno do not have a negative thing to say about the SMARRBoards. Overall this technology offers outstanding educational opportunities and produces an atmosphere where students are more attentive in the classroom. This generation of students is more technology-focused which makes them able to understand and interact effectively in this new learning environment. Smarter students? At the very least, more effective learners! Mrs. Nelson concluded, “I can not imagine what they will invent next.”
Sweethearts and Sirens and A Chance to Love
By: Trevor Campshure
In March the Wabeno and LaonaHigh School students performed the spring musical/play for students and community with a fantastic turnout.Mr. Nick Lowery, with all of his performance experience, directed the musical with the help of Mrs. Mary Ellen Keller. The play has traditionally been a combination of the two schools performing together for the past 25 years.With so many good female voices this year, they decided to change up the format of the play a little. “This format gave more of them a chance to get solos and really show off their pipes!” states Lowery.
The script for the first part of the musical, A Chance to Love, was actually written by students and directors, followed by a selection of different musicals. Sweethearts and Sirens was a compilation of script and popular show songs woven together by Nick Ireland. Auditions were held at the end of January, and the cast practiced almost every night to accomplish the outstanding final performances.Mr. Lowery saw tremendous talent in all of the students, and he knew it was going to be a good show.The cast and crew combined consisted of about 40 members. Besides the actors and actresses, there was a stage crew, make-up, and people to work the lights and the music.Mr. Pat Lowery was in charge of the crews.
After the play and musical were finished, everyone had positive comments and said it was one of best shows the two schools have ever performed.Mrs. Keller says they are planning to go back to the traditional form of the play for next year for the community, but it was very nice to try something different and the cast seemed to have a ton of fun.So if this year’s performance interested you, join them next year to see many of the same students with some new ones doing what they enjoy: entertaining you!
Bobby - Wabeno's Heavyweight
-How It All Started for Bobby Dronso-
By: Karlee Hoffmann
As you walk into the Kohl Center you can feel the excitement running through your veins. Only a few wrestlers make it here every year. Wabeno High School had two local wrestlers who made it to state. Wabeno’s heavyweight, Bobby, was one of those two. This is how the long journey of becoming a state qualifier all started.
During freshmen year, Bobby Dronso decided he was going to wrestle. “I figured I was a little too heavy to play basketball, so I wrestled.” He began to wrestle and realized he wasn’tjust a regular “fish on the mat.” He knew some moves and added some pins to his record, and his letterman’s jacket.
As a senior Bobby reached his biggest achievement: being a regional and sectional champ. “There are no words to describe how I felt after getting first place at Sectionals then moving on to State.” Every year state is held at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. He never thought he would get to stand on the podium at state. Bobby had a first round bye at Madison, which gave him a better chance at placing at state. Overall, he took fourth at state in Division 3. “Making it to state felt unbelievable and put a smile on my face knowing I’m the fourth best D3 heavyweight in the state of Wisconsin.” Knowing he is one of the best wrestlers in Wisconsin makes him feel like he wants to “talk a lot of crap;” however, he did say he was just joking but was serious when he said he felt like all the hard work put into wrestling gave him much more in return.
Many of you can just imagine what it feels like right before you’re about to wrestle the most important match of your high school career. For Bobby that wasn’t the case. “I wasn’t nervous. I already made it to state. It was just heart-throbbing. I wanted to get out on the mat and kick some butt.”From the stadium seats you can see the adrenaline running through the wrestlers standing in those tunnels. “It feels like a million people watching you, and you want to impress every single one.” With a small smile on his face, he told me that he never got nervous; he is more nervous speaking in front of a class. You wouldn’t think that, coming from the class clown. Once the wrestlers reached the mat, you could tell that they just wanted to wrestle. Bobby just thinks of the ways he can get his guys to their back. His first match at state he must have done some hard thinking because he got his first match out of the way by pinning his opponent in fifty-one seconds.Did he hear the crowd yelling and cheering for him?
“Yeh,” he answered with eyebrows raised, “after I took my headgear off.” For Bobby it was a difficult journey to make it to Madison, and even more difficult to place at state. He is one of the very few who have the skills to get that far.
When he reached the podium to receive his medal, he thought, “This medal is cool, and I totally deserve it!” Coming back to his home area he was awarded with plenty of congratulations. His first night back he went out to eat at Pichotta’s for $6 all-you-can-eat wings. “When I walked in, everyone at the bar went crazy.” Back at school Monday morning everyone was excited to see him, even though it was a Monday morning. The reaction from his coach was also a shocker to Bobby. “Mr. T gave me a hug.” Did that surprise him? "Very much so!”
For all the four years of wrestling, he would like to thank his family and everyone else that watched him wrestle. He would also like to thank his girlfriend, Karlee, and her mom for going to Madison to watch him.
When asked if he would change the way things ended, he responded in a puzzled tone, “Umm.., that’s a good question. I wouldn’t change the route I took, at all.” Overall, he was a heavyweight from a small community that made it to the big city to wrestle for a championship.
Heather and Her Fish Breeding Experiments!
By: Annie Champine
Have you ever wondered about fish breeding? Heather Stadler has many hobbies, but fish breeding is her favorite. When she was twelve years old, she bought a baby catfish, and got to thinking, “Fish aren’t just fish; they are more interesting than people think.” So she decided to do some research on fish and came upon a site about Guppies, Mollies, and Platys.
Heather said there isn’t much to fish breeding. It’s just like breeding any other animal with some differences. With Guppies, for every male there needs to be three females. Some more interesting facts about Guppies are they live up to 1-2 years, (she once had a Guppy live 3 years), and their water temperature needs to be 75 degrees. A mother Guppy holds up to 50-100 eggs, 4-12 will survive. It takes up to 2-3 weeks for the “fry” to be born. The term “fry” would mean the babies. All these fish eat just regular fish food.
Like I mentioned before, she breeds Guppies, Mollies, and Platys. There is not a problem with inbreeding fish. Heather told me it doesn’t normally affect fish like it does other animals. Fins are used to determine the difference between male and female fish. A male has a long, thin fin near his anal fin and a female fish just has an anal fin facing downward.
Heather maintains many tanks. She only has to clean the bottom of the tanks once every month. Otherwise, the filter cleans it out.She also has many fish. She tried counting once but she decided to stop because she has so many. It may be over one hundred! Heather enjoys fish breeding and loves to watch them grow up!
Bobby and Nate
By Kory Schaal
Ten years ago a young WabenoElementary School second grader heard an announcement for youth wrestling. “WWE?” he thought. Not so, it turned out, but Nate Mortson was hooked. After years of dedicated training and specialized clinics and camps such as his favorite “Dennis Hall Intense Training Clinic,” Nate completed his high school career at the Wisconsin State Wrestling tournament in Madison with a 137-44 record. Not only did wrestling “keep him out of trouble,” but it landed him on the podium taking a fourth place finish.
Ever since he was a kid, it was Nate’s goal to make it to State. For the past couple of years, we as WabenoHigh School students and friends have known him as “Double Armbar” because he says, “That’s pretty much the only move I know.” He has many opportunities to pin his opponents a different way, but he just won’t take them.He feels more comfortable with the double armbar.
Nate’s biggest accomplishment was making it to State and taking 4th. When asked to explain the road to state, he put it in a short and simple perspective. “Well, I took 2nd in Regionals, and 2nd in Sectionals. The part I hated the most was having to deal with Jake Engels. I didn’t like wrestling him because both times he put me at the worst seed for Regionals, Sectionals, and State. It’s difficult because I go into the match knowing that I’ll have to take 2nd which puts me at a worse seed. It made the trip harder to State.” For Nate, making it there was the most amazing thing ever; especially, since our school of Wabeno is small, it’s a huge accomplishment to make it to State.
Nate earned many medals and awards over the years: tournament trophies as a kid, 3 medals--at Border Wars for a 4-0 record, making the Wisconsin team, and winning his finals match. But his most memorable award was the Most Valuable Wrestler at Oconto. Some of his idols are wrestlers Dennis Hall, Ben and Richard Peterson, Ben Hoover, and Jim Grenwald; and of his coaches, his father Kim McClean, and teacher John Twardowski. He says they are his idols “Because they helped bring me to the top. Ben and Richard Peterson are Olympic champions, and the others are B.A.” He also plans on furthering his career in wrestling by trying out for the All American Marine Team, and the wrestling team at Southeast Missouri.
Here’s some advice that Nate has for younger wrestlers and upcoming senior wrestlers, “Just do the double armbar. But really, practice as if you were wrestling. Use the mentality ‘I’m not your friend; I’m not going to take it easy on you.’ But still have fun.”
Student From a Distant Land
by: Heather Stadler
A two day airplane ride brought a new student to this place. The people of this distant land are not used to the scornful blizzards of cold, snowflake heaven, sledding into mounds of frostbite treasures, gloves and warm thick coats trapping a body’s temperature in a soft cloth bedding.
Peuleen Amor, a seventeen-year-old student in Wabeno, Wisconsin, moved here from a beautiful, eye-striking island called Micronesia. Micronesia is enclosed by glossy green and blue salty water and has many visitors entering its bay! Coconut trees stand tall with wisdom. Banana trees share their fruits. Mountains and beautiful sunsets are mirrored on the ocean sheet. Floral patterns plaster the earth’s floor.
Pohnpei, Micronesia is near the Caroline islands and north of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. Pohnpei consists of the single large island of Pohnpei and 25 smaller islands within a barrier reef, in addition to 137 outer islands, of which the major atolls are Mokil, Pingelap, Kapingamarangi, Nukjuoro, and Ngatik.Pohnpei consists of the single large island of Pohnpei and twenty-five smaller islands within a barrier reef. Pohnpei contains a large volcanic island, with the highest altitude of Mt.Totolom (791 m/2,595 ft). There is somewhat heavy tropical vegetation.
Peuleen’s parents divorced, and her mother came here to Wisconsin to work. Ten years later Peuleen decided to live with her mom here! She has been here for five years now, but wants to go back home to Micronesia after graduation. “I miss the warm weather, swimming in the ocean, the waterfalls, climbing the rocks and my friends and family,” said Peuleen.
Imagine paradise born around you, with hot sunny days in the company of palm trees slipping from under you, and now being stuck in a moody season that changes once a month, with a growl and a puff. Wisconsin’s warm summer weather is similar to her home island. However, not everything reminds her of home. In Pohnpei there are no mailboxes at the end of their driveway, no formal addresses, and for sure no snow. The coldest month is September and is normally 71 degrees.
In Peuleen’s language her name is spelled B-E-A-U-L-E-E-N, but the B is silent. Also the writing is the same but the language is different. Hello is kaselelhie (ka-say-lay-lea). Holidays are the same as ours but they celebrate it different than us. As we celebrate Christmas hanging out with our family and having conversations to catch up with each other, they celebrate it with dancing and music.Pohnpei contains a large volcanic island, with the highest elevation that of Mt. Totolom (791 m/2,595 ft).
“I want to go back,” said Peuleen, “go back to see my dad, because I miss him and he is the coolest dad.” Moving here to Wisconsin was sad, since her mother made her come here for school. Feeling nervous, lost, confused and homesick was overwhelming for her first day here at Wabeno High School.Trying new things and giving up your world for someone you love is a brave and heroic thing.
Pohnpei consists of the single large island of Pohnpei and 25 smaller islands within a barrier reef, in addition to 137 outer islands, of which the major atolls are Mokil, Pingelap, Kapingamarangi, Nukjuoro, and Ngatik.
Pohnpei consists of the single large island of Pohnpei and 25 smaller islands within a barrier reef, in addition to 137 outer islands, of which the major atolls are Mokil, Pingelap, Kapingamarangi, Nukjuoro, and Ngatik.
The Welding Adventures of Dustin Klickner
By Nate Mortson
Dustin Klickner started welding the 2nd day of his freshman year of high school, and right away he fell in love with it. It took him a few weeks to get the hang of welding decently, but it took him about a year to perfect welding. Dustin was extremely successful with the projects he created and the equipment that he fixed. At this time he is the best welder in the whole WabenoSchool District, and he knows more than everybody else in Wabeno about welding.
Dustin Klickner is a man with a dream: he wants to become a professional welder in the future. Every day in his Tech Ed classes he practices very hard to perfect every little bit of the technique of welding. He also practices so he is a step ahead of everybody else when he goes to college, and he knows what he is doing when he goes. He is going to college so he will become a master welder and achieve his dream of welding in the future. His overall dream is one day to weld underwater in the Pacific Ocean.
He hasn’t gone to college yet because he is currently still in high school, so in the next five years or so, he will be out and helping with welding where ever he goes. Whenever there is a welding crisis, you better believe that Dustin Klickner will be there to save the day.
Flying to the Finish
By: Megan Tarlton
Dirt biking is a fun sport, but is not the easiest. Just going in a straight line or down an old gravel road is pretty easy, but then it gets more serious. Sitting in a straight line ofabout thirty to forty people sits Trevor Campshure waiting patiently to take off, in the holeshot. It goes from the preparing to race, to the holeshot, to the jumps and the birm corners, to the crowd cheering on the sides while you finish, to the trophy handed to you at the end. Dirt biking is what Trevor likes to do best!
Trevor Campshure started dirt biking at the age of three years old. After he saw his whole family was riding, Trevor decided he wanted to be like them. He loves to ride in the summer and in the winter on the ice. After he rode his bike for over a year, he decided he wanted to race. His dad helped him with getting involved in racing. As he got older he got better. Trevor likes to take jumps and ride wheelies on his bike. He races during the summer, and travels all throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Trevor has been very successful throughout his racing years so far. He has won over 140 trophies and has many more to come.
Dirt biking can also be very dangerous. Trevor has had many injuries during racing. For example, he broke his arm three times, broke his leg two times, broke six fingers, bruised his hips and ribs, and had many concussions. He wears different kinds of gear when he races: a helmet, boots, chest protector, gloves, goggles, and his race clothing. His favorite type of gear is Fox racing gear.
Trevor has a red Honda 250R dirt bike. He races in the 250 B classes. The cost to maintain your bike varies on what you break or what needs to be fixed. Trevor says practicing whenever you possibly have time will get you where you need to be. The best part of dirt biking is doing something he enjoys; it makes him happy, and he loves to ride with his brother Tim, and lots of new people. Trevor said his favorite part of the race is the holeshot and his least favorite part of a race is when he’s tired but knows he has to keep going. He said his favorite track to ride and race at is Pine Ridge Raceway. His dad and also some friends are the ones who help him prepare for his races.
Trevor admits he does get nervous before races. To overcome his nervousness he likes to wear his lucky race necklace in every race. Last summer he raced and took an overall record of 5th in both classes he raced in.
By: Peuleen Amor
One day I met a nice man named Mr. Phillip J. Adamczyk, a substitute teacher who was subbing for my yearbook teacher Mrs. Smith. Phillip Adamczyk lives in Townsend, Wisconsin. Mr. Adamczyk has subbed before in others school too, teaching sixth through twelfth grades. He became a teacher because he enjoys sharing what he knows with other students.
Phillip went to college at UW La Crosse for five and a half years and graduated from college when he was 23 years old. He likes music and plays four different instruments. He likes to play sports too, tennis and badminton. His favorite movie is Wizard of Oz. Traveling is not one of his hobbies. Mr. Admaczyk is not married and he doesn’t have any kids, but has four cats and had no dogs. In his family he has one brother and no sisters.
Why hasn’t he thought about moving to other places instead of sticking around here? “Because this is my hometown,” he says. An important event in his life occurred when he was offered a music contract with a music company in Los Angeles last year.
1 v. 1with “THE COD KILLER”
Derek Loch, Call of Duty professional or also called “THE COD KILLER,” is eighteen years old, lives in the small town of Lakewood, and goes to WabenoHigh School with all of his COD-loving friends.Ever since Infinity Ward developed the first Call of Duty game back on October 29, 2003, Derek has been hooked.Call of Duty has made a big difference in this young man’s life and here are some of the things he had to tell us.
Derek Loch has been playing COD ever since 2002 when the first Call of Duty game came out.He plays almost every day for an average of about one hour, but sometimes he “game freaks” it and plays for almost 7 hours straight.Derek says his favorite game is COD 3 because it was set in WWII so you were able to drive tanks, planes, and blow up bridges.His favorite friends to play online with are Peter Widucki and Greg Kaster.He loves to play online and is a 7th prestige.His gamer tag for playing Xbox Live is dedrake0808.Derek got his name from a friend calling him dedrake and it just kind of stuck.He prefers to play on Xbox rather than PS3 because the controller just seems to fit his hands better.
While playing in a match, his favorite gun to use is an Aug by far.Derek says, “I’m one of the only ones that would choose to use an Enfield over a Famas.”Derek has one favorite map to play on and that is Grid.Master Derek has 160 hours of playing COD in his whole career.People say he likes to camp because of his amazing kill death ratio (KDR) of 1.65 but he welcomes challengers anytime.To prepare for battle, he reclines his chair and makes sure he has food and drinks nearby.Even though he thinks Tactical Mask pro is the best perk, he uses Ghost pro, Sleight of Hand pro, and Marathon pro.
Derek has an awesome best kill streak of 19 kills, and his favorite kill streak award is Blackbird because he knows where all the enemies are.Derek says he is the best because he knows the maps like the back of his hand.Knowing all this information about the great Derek Loch, also known as “The COD Killer,” you might have a chance when going against him in a match.
Dedication and Determination
By: Miranda Tarlton
Stealing bases, sliding home, and stopping grounders is all part of the game, softball, which Gloriann Waube loves to play. Ever since Gloriann first picked up a glove and played catch with her family, she knew that softball was going to be a sport she was good at. To this day Gloriann puts full effort towards the sport of softball, one of the many sports she plays. After all of the hours and years she has put towards softball, you can tell she still feels the love and passion for the sport.
Five years ago Gloriann first decided to go out for softball. Gloriann was in fifth grade at that time, when she fell in love with the sport! Gloriann plays softball, basketball, and volleyball, but softball still remains her favorite. She enjoys playing softball, because she likes to play with her friends in the warm weather. Gloriann puts a lot of effort towards this sport. She practices during the season everyday after school and in the off season, also. In the off season, Gloriann works on getting down her throwing and batting. Gloriann's dad and her sister Melissa, also help her out with this. I asked Gloriann if softball took away from her free time and she responded, “No it doesn't take any of my free time away, because it's something I like to do!” Gloriann's also says, “I love the game and it's the sport I look forward to playing!”
Before any softball season, Gloriann sets goals such as hitting better, throwing more accurately, and trying to get her team to the playoffs. Although she loves the sport, it also has a downfall. That is when Gloriann is sitting on the bench. She is a good athlete and deserves to play, but with the number of girls out for the sport, the playing time is limited. Gloriann never gets nervous before a game, because she is always more exited to play. Instead, to prepare for a game, Gloriann concentrates and tries to pump herself up. In order to play a game you need a jersey, a glove, and a pair of cleats.
Over the five years of softball, Gloriann has played many positions. She has played catcher, first base, third base, and left center. Out of all those, she claims to like third the best, because that is where she has played and succeeded the most. Gloriann likes to play infield better, because the position is more intense and there is more action than the outfield. That is because in the outfield you get one or two fly balls the whole time you are playing. If Gloriann makes a mistake during a game, she sometimes gets mad, but more importantly shakes it off and then focuses back on the game. Gloriann also likes to be up to bat. She has hit one homerun so far over her softball career. The hardest team Gloriann has played against so far was Crandon. That is because they are who we always play against during the playoffs. Out of most of the girls that are out for softball, Gloriann is probably one of the most dedicated players.
Mr.McCann behind the plate
By Ty Saunders
It’s the bottom of the ninth inning, the bases are loaded and the home team is losing by 1 run. The ball strike count on the batter is 3-2. The pitcher winds up and throws! It was on the outside corner… Is it a ball or a strike!? In that half second it takes the ball to reach home plate Mike McCann must decide whether the pitch was a ball or a strike.
Traditionally regarded as villains by fans, evil superiors by players, and invisible men by the press, umpires have been, as Furman Bisher put it, "submerged in the history of baseball like idiot children in a family album." Yet the umpire is baseball's necessary man, for the umpire transformed baseball from a recreational activity to a competitive sport and has personified the integrity of the professional game. Since attorney William R. Wheaton officiated the first recorded "modern" game on October 6, 1845, umpires have made important contributions to the National Pastime. Indeed, the history of the umpire mirrors the distinctive eras and developments of the game itself (www.sdabu.com).
Mr. McCann started umpiring five years ago after his brother got him into it. He was still attached to baseball before he started umping when he coached our Laona/Wabeno Rebels from 2002-2004 until he handed the reigns to Mr. Muthig. Not only will you find him behind the plate this year, but you will also see him playing shortstop for the Anawa Orioles in the Baba Adult baseball league. He hopes to one day be as good as “The Amazing” Dean Muthig. He plans on achieving this by taking hitting lessons from Dean this summer. Maybe next time you should think before you call the umpire a bum and kick dirt at him.
Interview WithaMusical Artist
By: Nicholas Ward
This is Nicholas Ward for the Wabeno High School Yearbook, interviewing Silas Yannott in March about his talents at drawing, painting, and song writing. When I heard that Silas was into song writing, I was amazed because I never knew anyone who wrote songs. When he said that he also draws, I was instantly interested. When I asked Silas how he became interested in art and song writing, he replied by saying that he started painting and drawing because his dad was. Silas told me that he just started song writing and he doesn’t know what made him interested in it.
We talked about if he would go to any colleges or universities; he said that he has thought about it but is unsure. Silas did mention that he would like to go to the University of Michigan since his dad didn’t go. Silas started his hobby in music about a year or a year and a half ago. He writes music that is a combination of pop, hip hop, rock, and metal. His hobby in art began when he was really young. Landscapes are his choice for painting, while he will draw anything. He often posts his drawings or paintings on Facebook or Photobucket. This was a very interesting interview, and I really did enjoy learning more about Silas. This is Nicholas Ward, catch ya’ll later.
NO MEAT PLEASE
PASS theSALAD J
By: Gloriann Waube
Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to be a vegetarian? Our fellow classmate Skylor Challender explains what it is like to be a vegetarian. First off, a vegetarian is an individual who chooses not to eat animal byproducts, and sometimes they don’t eat any dairy products. Sometimes people become a vegetarian because of their health.
There are different types of stages of being a vegetarian. Vegan is actually the final stage of being a vegetarian. The stages are lacto ovo, ovo, and vegan. Lacto ovo vegetarians eat eggs and dairy, ovo vegetarians only eat eggs and lastly vegans don’t eat any animal or dairy products. “Sometimes it is tough to be a vegetarian, but I am dedicated to this diet, and I’m going strong,” says Skylor.
Today’s society provides more choices for vegetarians, compared to back in the day. Producers make food such as veggie patties and veggie breakfast links. Organic gardening and farming raises animals and vegetables without the using of pesticides or Round Up. No one else in Skylor’s family is a vegetarian; he is the first. “It isn’t hard for me to watch people eat meat, because I know that it is my choice to be a vegetarian.” The first people to find out about his decision were his parents. They were shocked, but they continue to support him today. His sister didn’t think he would be able to do it.
Skylor became a vegetarian based on an old saying which stuck with his mom: “If you can eat it, then you should be able to kill it.” Skylor can’t kill an animal, so for that reason he become a vegetarian. “Before that I was eating organic meat, so it wasn’t as bad as eating 'real' meat. I’ve been a vegetarian for a strong one and a half years.”
By: Timothy Tarlton
Running practicing, stretching, sweating, taking off, finishing, breathing hard, and never giving up describes the awesome sport of cross country! This is what Megan discovers every year during the cross country season.
Megan loved the idea of running ever since she was a little girl. She always loved the thought about running long distances and couldn’t wait for her ninth grade year to start cross country. Megan has been very successful during her first two years of cross country. She competes in about twelve races every season. Over the first two years she has won about twenty-five medals. It is not that easy running 2.5 miles. During the season she practices everyday after school with the team. Megan’s favorite times are the race days. She loves to compete because it is lots of fun. To prepare for a race, she eats healthy the day before and stretches properly before every meet. Her favorite part of the race is the take off because there are so many people. Her least favorite part is the hills, because they burn up a lot of your energy. She loves when her family cheers her on. During her first year Megan got nervous before some of her meets, but after her first year she was fine. During the race, Megan claims that it feels great while running because it frees her mind and she never gets down on herself if she doesn’t do as good as she wants to. She doesn’t think about much when she runs. She focuses on the people around her. While running a race, Megan wears her jersey, shorts, and running shoes. Her favorite race that she has competed in is the Smiley Invite. It is one of the biggest meets we compete in. The only goal she sets for herself is to get better in every race. Megan is very proud of herself for going to state two years in a row. She plans on going the next two years also. She would like to continue running the rest of her life!
EDUCATION WITH A SIDE OF FRIES
By Bryce Hoeffs
Patricia Manthey is the clerk of the WabenoSchool District. This means that all the legal papers, documents, contracts, etc. are signed by her. She has held this position for nineteen years. I have only been alive for eighteen. Pat told me, “I like thinking I have made a difference in some part in the lives of the students of our school district with their education.” She also likes to take part in making sure that all students of the district have equal opportunities. If she could change one thing in the district, Pat says, “I would like to see more job shadowing. Students would have more of a chance to see exactly what it is like to be in the real world.” Pat term expires this spring and she is up for re-election April 6th 2011. I asked her if I should vote for her and she replied, “I would appreciate your vote so I can continue to make sure all students get their fair education and opportunities.” Pat also told me I should vote for her so she can sign my diploma.
Now I know Patricia very well. I work with her all the time. She is a line cook at the Indian Springs Restaurant. Being a line cook her duties require her to set up the line in the morning, making sure it is stocked with all the products on the menu. In addition, Pat cooks all the food orders that come in. She also goes above and beyond her duties. If anyone ever needs help catching up on work, Pat is always willing to put forth extra effort to make the kitchen a smooth and safe work environment.
Mrs. Jan Cheney
New 3rd Grade Teacher, Jan Cheney!
By Heather Stadler and Peuleen Amor
Jan Cheney and her husband Steve have three grown children and currently live in Pembine. They are hoping to move back to Wabeno next fall. Jan likes to read, take walks, and spend some quality time with her friends and family.
Mrs. Cheney has been a teacher her entire adult life, however, she just obtained her degree two years ago. She educated her own children when they were little and ran a daycare in her home. Later, Jan became a teacher’s aide before finishing college at UW Green Bay, receiving her degree in 2008. For the past two years, Jan was a substitute teacher in Wabeno, Goodman, Wausaukee, and Pembine. She is thrilled to be teaching third grade in Wabeno!
In the 3rd grade, the school day starts with literature then moves into science and social studies. During the afternoon, students work on math, then health and specials.
A sense of humor is a strength for this teacher! Mrs. Cheney takes her job seriously, but feels laughter is key through the trials and tribulations we all face.
For homework, her students are asked to read and write every night: twenty minutes of reading and a response in their reading journals. To encourage positive behavior Mrs. Cheney offers a lot of praise along with “Good Finder” tickets. Her class this year has sixteen students, and she believes it’s the perfect size.
Jan is not involved in any extra curricular activities at this instant, but you will find her at school until most nights!
Mrs. Jody Kalata
Wabeno Elementary's "Good Find"
By Heather Stadler and Peuleen Amor
Welcome, Jody Kalata to Wabeno Elementary! Jody is a new 4th grade teacher this year! She has two daughters: Brooke, 12, and Jordan, 9. She and her husband Bill have been married for seventeen years. Jody is the youngest of six children herself.
After working in daycare for five years, Mrs. Kalata realized that working in the field of education was her dream. She decided to become a teacher and went back to school, completing all her education while working full time in her daycare! Most of her schooling was done online, however, she had to travel to UW Oshkosh the last three years a couple nights a week and on the weekends. Jody graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2009.
Mrs. Kalata’s 4th grade class does a lot of cooperative work but usually starts out with a whole group instruction time, followed by small groups to get work done. “The 4th graders in my class like to move around the room and do most of their work away from their desks.” To encourage positive behavior Mrs. Kalata’s students receive “Good Finder” slips when they do the right thing. These slips are put in the jar for a drawing at the end of week. Smiles and a “thumbs up” also go a long way with her students.
Mrs. Kalata is teaching Brainworks to the 4th and 5th grade students on Tuesday nights.She would like to get more involved in the drama department here at Wabeno in the future.
Jody’s hobby is to shoot bow on an archery league with her family.She also likes to scrapbook in her spare time.
On September 15, 2010, the Wabeno Junior and Senior High School celebrated Brenda Fryar’s many years of custodial service to our district.Ms. Fryar began working for the WabenoAreaSchool District part time, as a high school student.After graduating, she became a full-time employee.Brenda has worked full-time for the district for 30 years.To celebrate this exemplary career, the entire school surprised Ms Fryar with a mini pep rally in the gymnasium in her honor.Mr. Jason Chitwood and Mrs. Elizabeth Couillard were the emcees for the event. They presented her with a crown, robe and a sash which indicated she was the Queen of everything. Ms Fryar also received flowers and gifts. Mr. Chitwood spoke of the time when he was new to the district and how Brenda was so welcoming, offering many kind words of encouragement.Their friendship blossomed and has grown since. That is just the kind of gal Brenda is--very friendly and is always ready and willing to help wherever she can. Coworkers commented that Ms. Fryar is both incredibly efficient and a joy to work with. Mrs. Couillard sang a song she had written for the occasion, and, the whole student body was able to join in the singing.At the conclusion of the celebration, Brenda took a few laps around the gym on the floor machine that has now been painted with flames and the number 30. The crowd applauded her lap after lap for her years of dedication to cleaning our school, making this place a wonderful learning community.WabenoSchool District appreciates the dedication of Ms. Fryar and is grateful for 30 years of excellence.Thanks, Brenda!!
Mrs. Pam Smith
How About That New English Teacher?
By Bryce Hoeffs
Mrs. Pam Smith is the new 9-10 English teacher at WabenoHigh School, as well as the junior varsity volleyball coach and the adviser for the yearbook. Pam and her husband Howard live in Florence, and are the parents of three girls. Jen, Kim, and Sarah are all grown and gone from the “nest,” and the family has grown with the addition of a son-in-law and two grandchildren. When not in the classroom, Mrs. Smith enjoys the outdoor hobbies of fishing and hunting. Other hobbies include reading and being with family.
Mrs. Smith likes to inspire learning and admits to learning from her students. She attended college at NorthernMichiganUniversity in Marquette, Michigan, for both her Bachelor and Master degrees. The first nine years of her career were spent at the middle school level in Florence. She also taught in Norway, IronMountain, and CrystalFalls, for a total of sixteen years of teaching experience. In a typical class period students journal write, participate in instruction and/ or active learning, then receive a homework assignment. The smallest class size is nine this year, but Mrs. Smith has taught up to forty-two students at one time. One of her greatest strengths as a teacher is the ability to relate well to kids, and she encourages positive behavior by looking for and noting the good.
Mrs. Danyell Franti
By Heather Stadler and Peuleen Amor
Have you noticed the new faces at WabenoHigh School and Elementary School? Mrs. Danyell Franti is one of them. She has three children, ages six, four, and three; and is married to her high school sweetheart. The Frantis are active and outdoor people. One rule is that if it is not raining outside, then the children should be outside. Mrs. Franti’s hobbies are photography, digital scrapbooking, and playing sports.
Mrs. Franti became a teacher because she realized teaching is the most fitting career for her personality. She attended NorthernMichiganUniversity and taught for eight years in Gillett as a business education teacher. In Wabeno her duties include business education teacher and technology coordinator; in addition, she is an adjunct instructor at NWTC. A typical class period is focused on hands-on and real world experience. Mrs. Franti’s greatest strengths as a teacher are being able to relate to the student and her ability to embrace technology. Mrs. Franti only gives homework if students do not use their time wisely. To encourage positive behavior she treats the students with respect.
Mrs.Franti’s vision for technology here at Wabeno includes virtual desktop computing, which will be coming soon, and she hopes to offer computer classes in the summer. She envisions Wabeno students being leaders in technology utilization in this area.
Adventures in Math
Peuleen Amor and Heather Stadler
While studying chemical research at NorthernMichiganUniversity, Mr. Maule realized kids look more fun than test tubes and decided to become a teacher! After thirty-three years at WhiteLakeHigh School and one at year StockbridgeHigh School, Mr. Maule is now teaching here at WabenoHigh School. In the extra-curricular department, he coached football for thirty-five years, girls basketball for two years, and both baseball and boys basketball for thirty-three years. You will find him on the Wabeno football field, basketball court, and baseball field this year!
The oldest of fifteen children, Mr. Maule has eleven brothers and three sisters. He is married and has four children, three girls and one son. Digging post holes to build fences, roofing houses, raising cattle, and splitting wood are his “fun” hobbies.
A typical math class period starts with stories of adventure, which get students into the mood for math problems. During class, he assists those who need help with their homework, assigning ten to twelve math problems per day. Mr.Maule’s smallest class is one kid, and he learned that having fewer children in a class is easier to teach.
Mr. Maule’s greatest strength is the ability to explain math problems so that the students can understand. His personality is very relaxed instead of being a strict teacher. He encourages positive behavior by providing a relaxing mood and listening to the children. He doesn’t talk down to the kids and is well liked by everyone here at WHS.
Chatting with Mr. Nygard
By: Nicholas Ward
Today I interviewed a new math teacher here at WabenoHigh School. After exchanging greetings with each other, we sat down and began with Mr. Nygard sharing something about his family. He has two children; one of them has graduated and the other is a sophomore. He enjoys hunting, golfing, fishing, and, overall, likes the outdoors. Being great at math, he decided to become a math teacher, attending PacificLutheranUniversity and ArizonaStateUniversity. His career includes teaching math for fifteen years, principal for nine years, and substitute for three years. This is his first year as a full time teacher. According to Mr. Nygard, a typical class period should be a safe and comfortable place and could be a little challenging. His greatest strength as a teacher is his ability to get along with people very well. Mr. Nygard encourages positive behavior during class by modeling good behavior and almost always gives students a choice. He attempts to build self-esteem. He tries not to give out a lot of homework, only about half an hour to finish. After school in the extra curricular department, he assists with Brainworks and was thinking about helping with boys basketball. His first hour class is the smallest, but it can be challenging with students’ individual needs. I am sure that Mr. Nygard will have a great time as a teacher here at WabenoHigh School.
Who's behind that pie?
By Ty Saunders, Yearbook Editor
Homecoming… dressing up, taking pictures, playing fun games, toilet papering, and, of course, cheering on the sports! Homecoming week (Sep. 26-Oct.1, 2010) literally started with a “bang” on Monday when students dressed in orange/camouflage hunting attire to help support their class.
Throughout the week, the “fashion statements” varied. Orange/camo day was followed by a flash back/forward with past/future day. Students and staff dressed up as hippies, greasers, robots, material girls and more! Wednesday was class color day, where everybody paraded around the hallway making the school look like a rainbow. Neon, animal print, polka dots, and plaids were the focus. Thursday was double vision day as everybody dressed exactly the same as another student. That night our Lady Rollers Volleyball team showed WhiteLake how it’s done, winning three out of four games.
Finally, on Friday we had Rebel/Roller spirit day. Our school was colored black, gray, white and purple as students showed off their school pride. In the afternoon a pep rally helped raise morale. The fun games helped the football players relieve their nervousness and tension before the night’s game. The seniors took gold in both Balloon Pop and Stomp the Class but took a tough upset loss from the sophomores in the Survival Challenge. The 8th grade chalked up a dramatic win versus the seniors in Human Pac-man. The sophomores squeezed themselves into the Cooperation Box, taking home the gold with 18 students. As always, the seniors pulled the competition down, taking 1st place in Tug-o-war. In a surprise move, ALL of the teachers got a pie in the face instead of the leading teacher; it was definitely the most popular event from the students’ view. These events concluded an awesome day of school, but they didn’t end homecoming week.
Our Rebels football team played a great game Friday night, however, they took a tough loss to the Northern Elite, 18-28. It was a great effort! Lastly, Homecoming ended with the dance Saturday night at the Laona gym.This was a great Homecoming and will forever be remembered by this year’s seniors.
Off to a Great Start!
Ty Saunders, Yearbook Editor
Have you ever wished that school wouldn't make you want to pull your hair out? This year, it is looking that way. Arriving on the first day of school, I expected the same as last year: the usual sitting in the auditorium, listening to the lecture about the new school year. September 1st, I was surprised to see all of my friends sitting in the bleachers of the gym instead.
The entertainment began as Mr. Chitwood energetically announced the "starting line-up" of teachers, complete with music. Tim Tarlton "liked the music in the background" and commented that "the introductions were pretty good, too." After the teacher high fives, and even a cartwheel by Mrs. Nelson, students took the gym floor for a game similar to Pac-Man. Each class faced off in an attempt to cross the gym floor while stepping only on the lines. The seniors were victorious. Breaking into groups by class, students continued with ice-breaker games and activities involving both strategy and fun. In a circle, students tossed a ball from one to another in a pattern while calling out others' names. Another circle of chairs had students playing "All of my friends who____ ." If you fit the category, you quickly switched chairs attempting not to be left standing. Nate Mortson commented on the morning activities: "I had a lot of fun. There were really fun games. I got to see all my friends, and there was free food!"
Finally, the students and teachers gathered in the auditorium to cover school policy. Two awe-inspiring videos encouraged us to never give up on ourselves and to always cheer on others. With all of the fun we had on the first day of school, I look forward to the rest of this school year!
Wabeno School District
4346 Mill Lane
PO Box 460
Wabeno, WI 54566
Phone: (715) 473-2592
Fax: (715) 473-5201
Wabeno High School
4325 N Branch St.
PO Box 460
Wabeno, WI 54566
Phone: (715) 473-5122
Fax: (715) 473-3406
Wabeno Elementary School
4346 Mill Lane
PO Box 460
Wabeno, WI 54566
Phone: (715) 473-3633
Fax: (715) 473-5201