District Achievements 2021-22

The Green Bay Area Public School District is proud to share our students' and staff accomplishments. Click below to view staff and student achievements in our District.


Staff Achievements

  • Congratulations to Baird Elementary School teacher Shana Espinosa for earning her National Board Teacher Certification! Shana is a Spanish-Bilingual 2nd grade teacher at Baird. National Board Certification is a performance-based, peer-reviewed process that requires teachers to demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills and practice in their subject area through portfolio entries and a computer-based assessment.
  • Danz Elementary School and Langlade Elementary School Music Specialist Christina Clark will be on Jeopardy! next week. Tune in on Wednesday, April 27 to see how she does. We're so proud of you, Ms. Clark!
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) re-launched Turnip the Beet Awards in 2021. The award program recognizes Summer Meal Program sponsors who go above and beyond program requirements to serve nutritious and appealing meals during the summer months. This year, the Green Bay Area Public School District Food Service Team received a Silver award. Congratulations! 
  • GBAPS was one of three winners of the 2021 USDA Turnip the Beet! award. The award honors sponsors of the SFSP & the National School Lunch Program SSO that go above and beyond to serve meals during the summer months.
  • Congratulations to the GBAPS Food Service Department for winning the 2022 Breakfast Hero Award! See the letter here.
  • Congratulations to GBAPS Executive Director of Technology & Information Amy Sterckx for being named a finalist for the 2022 Wisconsin CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards in the Large Corporate category! The ORBIE honors chief information officers, and those in equivalent roles, who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.
  • Congratulations to GBAPS Family Engagement Coordinator Ingrid Parker-Hill for being named a 2022 Woman of Influence in the New North Region by Insight Publications LLC! Miss Ingrid was honored for being a strong, wise, passionate, and transformative person who is making an impact and inspiring others. She will be honored at a luncheon celebration on August 2 in Green Bay. Learn more
  • Congratulations to Green Bay Schools board secretary Beth Jones for being featured in "The Press Times" on September 20, 2021. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to Family Engagement Coordinator for Green Bay Schools, Ingrid Parker-Hill, for being a 2021 Ethics in Action award recipient from the annual Ethics in Action Honors Celebration hosted by Foundations Health & Wholeness, Inc. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to East High School alumni and staff Fabiola Rizo (bilingual counselor) and Maria Abundiz Campos (bilingual social worker) for being featured on NBC26 for Hispanic Heritage Month. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to Eats for East at East High School for being featured on NBC26 on October 1, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congratulations to Edison Middle School math teacher Marie Viste for being featured in the Post Crescent on October 8, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Eisenhower Elementary School reading interventionalist, Brittany Braasch, who was honored as the WIXX Teacher of the Month. Brittany will receive a high education credit from Marian University, a wing party from The Bar, a gift bag, gift certificates, and more! Learn more about becoming a WIXX teacher of the month and nominate a teacher here.
  • Congratulations to Elmore Elementary School for being awarded a $500 grant from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundations' Ag in the Classroom program. See article here.
  • Congratulations to John Dewey Academy of Learning teacher Jenny Wassenberg for being selected to participate in National History Day's fall workshop Inspiring Student Research with the Library of Congress. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to King Elementary School 4th Grade teacher, Mrs. Cook, for winning the Meemic Foundation February PopIn2Win Grant which was a $100 Lakeshore Learning digital gift card.
  • Congratulations to the following employees who are the winners of a $25.00 Kwik Trip Gift Card for signing up and completing their Personal Health Assessment by February 28, 2022: Karen Neumann (Langlade Elementary School Secretary), Amy Stieber (Southwest High School Speech Therapist), Denise Mancoske (Washington Middle School Custodian), and Noemi Van Drisse (Wilder Elementary School Paraprofessional). Thank you to Bellin Health for sponsoring this event.
  • Congratulations to Langlade Elementary School teachers Nancy Chybowski and Annette Perleberg who received mindfulness grants from Wello.
  • Congrats to Director of Bands for Lombardi Middle School & Southwest High School Sara Baye & elementary band/orchestra teacher John Quigley for being selected to march in the Band Directors Marching Band in the 2022 Rose Parade in California! 
  • Lombardi Middle School's staff participated in their school's annual Attitude of Gratitude project. Through their kind and generous actions, staff raised $350 dollars to provide Lombardi families with gift cards to a local grocery store for a Thanksgiving meal!
  • Congratulations to McAuliffe Elementary School special education paraprofessional Ya Lee for earning his U.S. citizenship on February 17. McAuliffe students and staff celebrated his accomplishment on February 18 with a parade through the school hallways.
  • Preble High/Edison Middle School Business Education Teacher Andrea Porter was published in the NBEA Business Education Forum. View here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School teacher Clayton Vader who helped obtain a grant from Wello which will aid in the installation of a greenhouse irrigation system in the Preble greenhouse which produces over 4,000 plants each spring. 
  • Congratulations to Preble High School welding teacher Wes Berndt and senior Austin Spain for being featured on Fox 11 on Thursday October 21, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congrats to Preble High School and instructor Wes Berndt for receiving the Excellence in Technical Education Award. Local 400, Mechanical Contractors Association, and Miller visited Preble on February 14 to acknowledge Preble High School for their commitment to welding and trades education. Preble received a Miller 255 Multi-matic Welder to be used in class. Preble was chosen to receive this recognition out of 128 high schools in Local 400 jurisdiction.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School football coach Dustin Gresen for being featured in "The Press Times" on August 19, 2021. See full article here.
  • Congratulations to Rebekah Konkel, Science Department Chair at Lombardi Middle School, who won a $500 award for the Lombardi Science Department from Plexus at the Premiere of the Get Real Math/Science Videos.
  • Congratulations to Nicolet Elementary School teachers Marco Guillen and Minerva Escamilla, who started SOL-Baile Folklorico de Nicolet, for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 on October 12, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School Social Studies teacher Jason Krings for being nominated for National History Day Teacher of the Year! Mr. Krings was nominated in the senior division of the National History Day National Contest. He is one of two teachers nominated from Wisconsin. Mr. Krings was nominated for demonstrating a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through the use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest. If Mr. Krings is selected as the national winner in June, he will receive $10,000.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School seniors Maddie Marchant and Elsie Williams and instructor Tom Sebranek for being featured on Fox 11, WBAY, and WTAQ on October 5, 2021. The seniors are taking the agriscience class that cares for six Flex Farm indoor hydroponic growing systems, an aeroponics system, and a Nutrient Film Technique hydroponic system. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School staff member Candace Cole and second grader Maria Perez for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 in a story about the Frida Kahlo mural on Olde Main Street on October 6, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School fifth grade teacher Molly Lucareli for being awarded a $3,800 grant from The Canary Fund. The money will be used to support Molly's "Stagedoor Experience" project, and fund a trip for her students to attend a matinee performance of the Broadway musical WICKED at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. 
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School's General Music/Artistic Director Kevin Flogel for being cast in "MTI's All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre". This will be a community fundraising event for local theatres. Tickets for this fundraising event go on sale on October 1st! Performances are November 12 - 15 at the Community Theatre.
  • Congratulations to E-Ben Grisby, a special education teacher at West High School and co-chair of the board of Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities. E-Ben was named the Wisconsin Leadership Community Choice Awards winner for Man of Excellence. Read full story here.
  • Bergstrom Subaru and AdoptAClassroom.org have chosen to "adopt" six West High School teachers. They have donated funds for each of these teachers toward new equipment in the classrooms. Congratulations Lindsey Rykal, Bobbie Jo Sarenich, Max Woerishofer, Greg Sawyer, Lisa Merkel and Bonnie Gonzales.
  • Congratulations to District Director of Technology & Information Amy Sterckx for being inducted into the 2022 CoSN Volunteer Hall of Fame. CoSN stands for the Consortium for School Networking. The organization works to meet the needs of K12 education technology leaders. 
  • Congratulations to District School & Community Relations Specialist Kristin Rozek who has been named PRSA Northeast Wisconsin Chapter president.
  • Congratulations to the following GBAPS students and staff who are involved with the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Concerts in Madison on October 28-30: Adam Brown (East High School, Fort Howard Elementary School, Howe Elementary School, Keller Elementary School, Nicolet Elementary School); Andrew Bader (Preble High School, Edison Middle School), and Amelia Gibbons, Anna George, Ellen Zhang, and Grace Zhang (Southwest High School)

Student Academic Achievements

  • This year, students from Aldo Leopold Community School, Lombardi Middle School, Red Smith School, and Washington Middle School participated in two Battle of the Books competitions. For several months, the students worked in small teams to read every book on a list of 20 titles in preparation for two competitions. The first one, sponsored by WEMTA, was completed asynchronously and took place the week of Feb. 21-25th. On March 10, all of the Battle teams reconvened via Zoom to participate in a GBAPS Middle School Battle of the Books! Teams faced off to answer questions about the books and authors in a round-robin style tournament. This year, the winning team was Red Smith's "Boys who Harnessed the School" team of Evan Wiskerchen and Byron Headley. Aldo Leopold earned 2nd and 3rd place. Congratulations to all who participated!
  • Students from the Green Bay East High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in Madison at the Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference. East qualified 4 students for FBLA Nationals this summer by finishing in the top 4 in their competitive event. The following students will be competing on the WI FBLA National Team in Chicago this June: Lydia Munchoff (3rd place in Personal Finance); Aaron Fisk (3rd place in Computer Problem Solving); Israel Sanchez (2nd place in Spreadsheet Applications); Madeline Eckberg (1st place in Insurance and Risk Management); and Honorable mention also goes to Jack O'Connell who finished in the top 10 in the Healthcare Administration event.
  • Congratulations to the East High School Academic Decathlon team for taking 4th place in the Division 1 state competition. They also earned the team award for the highest scoring Speech team and Interview team. Individuals winning awards were Ione Berken with a bronze in both speech and interview, and Madeline Warpinski with a silver in Speech, her third consecutive year winning a medal at state. Anika Sorenson scored a perfect 1000 in speech and Lydia Munchoff scored a perfect 1000 in interview. The remainder of this year's team was made up of: Peter Kiernan, Madeline Eckberg, Isaac Bowman, and Greta Gartzke. Alternates were Alexia Lindlsey, Evan Bowman, and Daniel DeBroux.
  • Congratulations to East High School Musical-Theatre students Ione Berken, Isaac Bowman, Amelia Bazett-Jones, and Jenny Duarte-Castillo on being selected for the 2021-2022 Center Stage “Encore Singers.” 
  • Congratulations to East High School senior Alejandra Romero for being featured on Spectrum News 1. See the full article here.
  • Congratulations to East High School students Maddie Eckberg, Peter Kiernan, and Anika Sorenson who came out on top at the Northeast Wisconsin Finance and Investment Business Bowl regional competition at UWGB. The team will be advancing to state in Madison in May 2022.
  • Congratulations to the following East High School FBLA students who competed at the Regional Leadership Conference in Shiocton. Finishing in the top 3 and qualifying for State: Aaron Fisk (1st in Computer Problem Solving), Madeline Eckberg (1st in Insurance and Risk Management), Lydia Munchoff (1st in Personal Finance), and Israel Sanchez (1st in Spreadsheets). Top 10 Finishers also included: Jackson Heller and Max Page (7th in Broadcast Journalism), Ione Berken (7th in Political Science), and Jack O’Connell (4th place in Healthcare Administration).
  • Congratulations to the following John Dewey Academy of Learning students who competed at National History Day online through UW-Green Bay: 1st place Individual Paper - Edward Flanagan: The Yugoslav Conflicts; and 2nd place Individual Website - Rosalie Reyes: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • Congratulations to Lombardi Middle School student Ileana Pagan for winning the annual Packers Student Art Contest. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School Academic Decathlon team for placing 8th overall in Division IV at last month's Nationals competition. Individual medals were won by Sam Hoefs and Ian Hoppe. Ian won the silver medal in Literature. Sam won the gold medal in Interview and the bronze medal in Speech. She was also chosen as the team MVP and was the top scorer for the team. School records were also set by Ian, Sam, and Adam Brunner.
  • Congrats to Preble High School DECA students for attending the 2022 International DECA Competitive Conference in Atlanta. We are so proud of Megan Jonet and Brandon Linssen for making the final round and earning "Top 20 in the Nation" status for their efforts.
  • Preble High School students competed at the Wisconsin FFA Career Development Events in Madison on Friday, April 29. Congratulations to the following students on their achievements: Marissa Falish (6th place Dairy Handler); Bennett Goddard, Faith VandeHei, Brianna Kowalski and Allison Linsmeier (4th place Vet Science); Bu Paw, Riley Stieglitz, Libbie Pelishek and Haley Ellenbecker (1st place Nursery Landscape). Preble's Nursery Landscape Team will represent Wisconsin at the National FFA Contest in October.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School students Megan Jonet and Jada Wagner for winning the Junior Achievement Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Green Bay Packers Give Back! They received $500 for receiving the most likes on their application video.
  • SkillsUSA participated in the 49th State Secondary Leadership and Skills Conference. Preble High School had a total of 9 contestants: Andrew Kuznetsov, Emma Dornbush, Patrick Kennedy, Bentley Soukhaphaly, Evan Goral, Logan Nowak, Chase Duffy, Lucky Vang and Trey Lindahl. A huge congratulations to Andrew Kuznetsov who is a back-to-back State Champ in Architectural Drafting, and Evan Goral who is also a State Champion in Sheet Metal Fabrication. They will go on to the national competition and represent the State of Wisconsin in Atlanta, Georgia in late June. 
  • Students from the Green Bay Preble High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in Madison at the Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference. Preble qualified one student for FBLA Nationals this summer by finishing in the top four in their competitive event. Students who will be competing on the WI FBLA National Team in Chicago this June include: Miyah Washington (1st place in Entrepreneurship); Honorable mention goes to Gwen Gomoluch (Human Resources), Ian Hoppe (Political Science), and the team of Sydnee Helgeson and Reagen Saharsky (Hospitality and Event Management) who competed at the State level. 
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School girls basketball team that was ranked #1 for the Division 1 WBCA Team Academic All-State with the highest grade point average (GPA) of 3.908. Click here to view the article.
  • The Preble High School Academic Decathlon team finished 3rd in Division 1 at the State competition, and qualified for the National competition for only the 2nd time in school history. All 9 team members contributed to this success: Sam Hoefs, Kylee Dorner, Adam Brunner, Marissa Blazer, Kova Bronander, Payton Wartenberg, Sean O’Leary, Ian Hoppe, and Abbey Mommaerts. Ian Hoppe placed 3rd overall in the varsity division and earned a bronze medal in science, a bronze medal in social science, and a gold medal in speech.   
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School students who finished first out of 19 teams in the Vet Test FFA competition: Allison Linsmeier, Bennett Goddard, Brianna Kowalski, and Faith VandeHei. Congratulations to Riley Stieglitz, Bu Paw, Libbie Pelishek, Haley Ellenbecker for their first place finish in the Nursery Landscape FFA competition.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School alumnus Lukas Henjum (Class of 2018) for being accepted to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Lukas plans to major in neurobiology with a minor in Afro-American studies.
  • Congratulations to Mark Bonetti's students at Preble High School who were awarded the entire $1500 prize for the Kwik Trip Culture Competition. The Senior Director of Business World said, "We were blown away by your students’ submission to the Kwik Trip Culture Competition! The video showed exactly what culture is, and why it’s so important. Our judges all agreed that we want to be a part of your classroom! Terrific job!"
  • A number of students from Southwest High School participated in the state SkillsUSA conference and competition on April 5 & 6. Congratulations to Makala Langenberg for winning 3rd place in Facilities Management, and Evan Barkow who won 1st place in Electrical Construction Wiring. Evan now qualifies to compete at the national level in Atlanta this June. Jason Neukirchen was also named the SkillsUSA Wisconsin secondary advisor of the year.
  • Congratulations to the following Southwest High School National History Day participants: Presley Kasten and Desiree Veeser (National Finalists for their Group Documentary on the "Lavender Scare"); Isaiah Kapalin, Cassandra Ullman, Gail Wery and Cecelia Zold (first alternates for the National Finals for their Group Documentary on "The Clean Water Act"); Delaney King, Brianna Martinson, Ella Vanden Houten, and Jennifer Wilkinson (National Finalists for their Group Exhibit on the "Damming of Hetch Hetchy"); Allison Roever (first alternate to the National Finals for her website on the "First Televised Presidential Debate"); Brayden Benz, Brett Deines, and Darren Deines (National Finalists for their Group Website on "The 1791 Debate on the National Bank"); Isaiah Kapalin, Cassandra Ullman, Gail Wery and Cecelia Zold (2nd place for the Maritime History Award; and Nina Reichstadter and Ellen Zhang (Outstanding Archival Research Award area for their documentary "How Iran Held America Hostage").
  • Congratulations to Desiree Veeser and Presley Kasten of Southwest High School. They took 1st in the Green Bay National History contest for their documentary, The Lavender Scare. They also won the Women's History Award from the Daughters of American Revolution. 
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School Senior Greta Hansen who was named a Heisman High School Scholarship School Winner!
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School DECA officer and DECA President Elizabeth (Lizzy) Morris who has designed activities and events that are appropriate and fun for the residents at Woodside Senior Communities. Green Bay Southwest DECA members made it their mission in the fall of 2021 to develop a bond between their senior class and the residents of the Woodside Senior Communities. Read more here.
  • Congratulations to West High School students Anya Entringer and Samara Brown for receiving 1st place gold medals for their Extemporaneous Prose readings at state. Ananilda Vargas Mangual and Giselle Morelos Balbuena also received a 1st place gold medal for their Reader's Theatre presentation.  
  • Congratulations to West High School student Zach Offield, who was awarded a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship! 
  •  Congratulations to West High School student Shawn Muenster for winning the Star-First $1000 scholarship to NWTC for competing in the Auto Technology competition at the 2022 Tech Challenge on April 8th!
  • Congratulations to West High School French students Anya Entringer, Samara Brown, Ananilda Vargas Mangual, and Giselle Morelos Balbuena who have successfully presented in Extemporaneous Prose and Reader's Theater in the American Association of Teachers of French-Wisconsin Chapter Concours Oral, otherwise known as French Forensics. These students will compete virtually at the State Competition next month. 
  • Congratulations to the following West High School students who scored exceedingly high marks on international scoring standards for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Personal Project: Charlie Brault, Calvin Wery, Ashley Martine, and Jasmin Campbell. 
  • Congratulations to the Northeast Wisconsin Latinx Rising scholarship recipients for 2021: Jaime Álvarez and Chris López Henriquez from East High School, Carolina Silván-Pérez and Jennifer Valenzuela from Preble High School, and Gisel Tejeda Sánchez and Lezly Vejar from West High School. Each student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship through NEW Latnix Rising. The recipients earned an average GPA of 3.63 with an average class rank in the top 11%. They also served more than 600 community service hours in support of local organizations. They plan to continue their education at NWTC, UW-Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Congratulations to Wisconsin's National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Peter Kiernan (East High School), Samantha Hoefs (Preble High School), and Elana Heiser (Southwest High School). Learn more here.
  • West High School recently presented two Technical Excellence Scholarships, which are awarded by the State of Wisconsin to high school seniors who have demonstrated the highest level of proficiency in technical education subjects. The scholarships were presented to Thomas DeBeck and Andrew Cecchi. Both students have participated in multiple technical education programs at West, including Bay Link ManufacturingⓇ and Bridges Construction & Renovation. 

Student Athletic and Activity Achievements

  • Congratulations to the following GBAPS winners of the Brown County MLK poster and creative writing contest: John Dewey Academy of Learning - Aidan Irvin (2nd place in Grades 10-12 poster); Keldon Burton, (Honorable Mention in Grades 7-9 essay); Layla Busch-Hill (Honorable Mention in Grades 7-9 poster); Langlade Elementary School - Mateo Guevara-Derber (Honorable Mention in Grades 4-6 essay); Leonardo da Vinci - Mekyle Ahmad (Honorable Mention in Grades K-3 poem); Zeenia K. Ahmad (1st place in Grades 4-6 poem); Lombardi Middle School - Adyson Webster (Honorable Mention in Grades 4-6 poster); Ileana Pagan (3rd place in Grades 4-6 poster); Preble High School - Nora Oleniczak (Honorable Mention in Grades 10-12 essay); Tank Elementary School - Elena Sanchez (2nd place in Grades K-3 poster); Jade Estrada Mora (Honorable Mention in Grades K-3 poster); Jusneyling Alfaro Ordonez (1st place in Grades K-3 (poster); Washington Middle School - Ana Leigh Perez (3rd place in Grades 7-9 poem). Learn more here.
  • Congratulations to the five Aldo Leopold Community School Destination Imagination teams that competed in the Tri-Regional Tournament in Shawano. The following teams are heading to the Affiliate State Tournament at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay on Saturday, April 9: the Aldo 5th grade team (1st Place in the Up Close challenge), the Aldo 3-5 team (2nd Place in the Daring Escape challenge) and the Aldo 3-4 team (2nd Place in the Up Close challenge).
  • Congratulations to Aldo Leopold Community School first grader Addison VanEss and Langlade Elementary School second grader Paige Roskom; two winners in the GB Fire Department poster contest, "Sounds of Fire Safety".
  • Congratulations to the following winners of the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Role - Kayla Miller as Kitty, East High School, The Drowsy Chaperone; Outstanding Ensemble & Outstanding Student Pit Orchestra - Preble High School, Sister Act; Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress - Amelia Gibbons as Rosie and Tayah Keyser as Donna, Southwest High School, Mamma Mia!, and Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Role: Sawyer Duquaine as Harry, Southwest High School, Mamma Mia!
  • Congratulations to East High School junior Huw Griffiths who was recognized at the WPS Annual Awards breakfast on Thursday, April 21. Huw received the Youth Volunteer Award (Runner Up) which includes a $500 scholarship award. Each day, Huw volunteers by reading with EL students at East High.
  • Congratulations to the following East and Southwest High School students and recent graduates in their performance of "The SpongeBob Musical" at St. Norbert College Music Theatre: Ione Berken, Isaac Bowman, Elizabeth Cantwell, Madeline Eckberg, Maliq Mendez-McGillivray, Paige Lawrence, and Zachary Holder.
  • Attendees at this year's GBAPS Marching Band Showcase (East High School, Preble High School, Southwest High School, and West High School marching bands) donated 480 pounds of food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Thank you! 
  • Congratulations to the following Green Bay United Swim team members that took 4th place at Sectionals and will be advancing to State: Brigitta Neverman, Ivana Neverman, Ella Sieber, Claire Sieber, and Lily Awe.
  • East High School Sports Analytics Club was presented with the project to analyze data on how to improve the game day experience at Lambeau Field. The club presented their year-long project findings to Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy and members of his leadership team. Congratulations to Anika Sorenson, Maddie Eckberg, Peter Kiernan and Maggie Lutz for doing an amazing job with their presentation.
  • Congratulations to East High School senior athlete Ryan Sweeney for being nominated for this year's Northeast Wisconsin High School Sports Awards boys basketball player of the year. Read full article here
  • Congratulations to East High School's Ryan Sweeney for being named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State honor squad. See full article here.
  • East High School orchestra students had the opportunity to meet and listen to the Dallas String Quartet, a rock-and-classical group that performed at the Weidner Center.
  • Congratulations to East High School's Ryan Sweeney ‘22 for breaking the all time basketball points record of John DeYoung ‘69. The record of 1,179 stood for the previous 53 years! Congrats to Ryan for being the highest scorer in 103 years of East boys basketball!
  • Congratulations to East High School student athlete Ryan Sweeney for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on January 31, 2022. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to East High School for holding a successful Eats for East food drive. East would like to thank everyone who donated and give special thanks to the Green Bay Preble Optimist Club who stopped by with a donation of food along with a donation of $1,245.
  • At Lombardi Middle School on Tuesday, March 8th, Lombardi's AAPI club celebrated its Mural Project with a Glow-In-The-Dark Mural Reveal Party. AAPI club won the Green Bay Packer/United Way Character Playbook grant ($500) and used the money to bring to life a movable selfie mural. This project helps promote diversity and builds bridges/connections between the student body and staff. 
  • Congratulations to Lombardi Middle School's Band 3 and the Southwest High School Pep Band for performing at a Wisconsin Herd Game on Friday, March 4, in Oshkosh.
  • Congratulations to Nicolet Elementary School teachers Marco Guillen and Minerva Escamilla, who started SOL-Baile Folklorico de Nicolet, for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 on October 12, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student Austin Tostrup for winning the 2022 Jay Hill Memorial Invite at Royal Scot. Austin and Alec Reichwald also finished 2nd in the best ball competition. Patrick Kennedy finished tied for 3rd and the team tied for second place.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School musicians who were honored with an Exemplary Performance award at last weekend's State Solo & Ensemble Festival at UW-Green Bay: Carley Thiry (alto sax solo); Nora Barr (flute solo); Jacob Alexander (violin solo); Cody Sachs, Carley Thiry, Kyler Simonet, and Annika Mullinax (saxophone quartet); and Dane Bergstrom, Cole Chandler, Kendra Brunette, Jenessa VanCalster, Jenna Zehms, Samantha Hoefs, Casey Laux, Charlie Jonet-Elsner, Katarina Neukirchen, Estella Parma, Austin Vandenplas, and Jacob Hagerty (vocal ensemble).
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Ava DeBaker for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on April 6, 2022. Read full story here.
  • Congrats to Thomas Michaels and Austin Renard of Preble High School for being named honorable mentions to the FRCC boys' basketball team. 
  • Congrats to Preble High School's Andrea Butterbrodt for being named an honorable mention to the FRCC girls' basketball team.
  • Congratulations to the following Green Bay United Boys Swimmers who attended the State Competition: Kyler Simonet, Mikhail Neverman, Nathan Gehm, and Cayden DePas. (The four students are from Preble High School)
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School DECA students who made it to the next round of DECA competition in Atlanta, Georgia: Sumedha Hill and Grace Hazuka (6th place in entrepreneurship innovation plan), Emma Dornbush (Placed in integrated marketing campaign), Megan Jonet and Brandon Linssen (Placed in entrepreneurship independent business), Miyah Washington (2nd place in apparel and accessories and 2nd place in marketing education presentation), Miyah Washington and Emily Koepp (1st place in Business solutions project), and Ava Brunner (3rd place in sports marketing and 1st place in marketing education presentation).
  • Congratulations to the 2021/2022 Preble High School Forensics team. All in-person performers will be performing at the Wisconsin State Forensics Festival on April 8th.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School Show Choirs on a great weekend at the GB Southwest Packerland Powerhouse Showcase. Rendezvous finished in first place in the JV division and 3rd Runner Up in Finals. Center Stage received awards for best combo band, best choreography, best crew, and finished as the Grand Champion of the competition. Congratulations to Preble senior, Austin VanDenPlas, for winning the solo competition for male voice at the Packerland Powerhouse Showcase!
  • Congratulations to Preble High School Futures 5th Graders for taking 2nd in the Oregon Invitational Basketball Tournament coached by Coach Chris Becker, Coach Dave, Coach Chad and Coach Mike.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School students who committed to their sport at the collegiate level: Hunter Frommung will play baseball at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Sam Hummel will play soccer at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Megan Kurowski will play soccer at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and Gabriella Sieber will swim at St. Cloud State University.
  • Congrats to Preble High School FBLA who succeeded at Regionals and are moving on to State in March: Ian Hoppe (1st Poli Sci), Sydnee Helgeson & Reagen Saharsky (1st Hospitality & Event Mgt), Miyah Washington (2nd Entrepreneurship), Gwen Gomoluch (2nd Human Resource Mgt), and Dane Bergstrom & Estella Parma (6th Marketing).
  • Congrats to the following Preble High School wrestlers that advanced to WIAA sectionals: Alex Yang 3rd, Brady Deal 3rd, David Torres 3rd.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School Show Choirs on a very successful competition at the New London Singstock Competition. Rendezvous finished 3rd in their division and Center Stage received a first runner up overall rating and received awards for best vocal ensemble and best stage band!
  • Congratulations to Preble High School football athlete Trey Lamkins who committed to Concordia University-Wisconsin.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School athlete Hunter Frommung for committing to Wisconsin-Eau Claire for baseball
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School students who competed in the Bonduel District SkillsUSA competition: Related Technical Math: Andrew Kuznetesov (1st Place), Patrick Kennedy (3rd Place); Technical Drafting: Emma Dornbush (1st Place), Bentley Soukhaphaly (2nd Place); Welding: Evan Goral (3rd Place).
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student Halle Johnson who received a $5,000 national anti-bullying scholarship from the organization Stand for the Silent.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School Junior Achievement team that was one of 4 teams selected to move on to the Finals of the Junior Achievement Northeast Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur Live Competition.
  • Congrats to Preble High School's Tazia Reese for taking 2nd place in the Best Cake category at the FVTC culinary competition! Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Brigitta Neverman for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on December 5, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Excited to share that Preble High School athlete Ashley Wolfe has announced that she will be furthering her academic and softball career at Oregon State University. Read more here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Maggie Nicholson for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on November 29, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School alumna Mackenna Tolfa, as she realizes her dream to join the Blue Man Group World Tour as their featured female percussionist. Read more about her story featured on WFRV on November 5, 2021, here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School's Brigitta Neverman for being selected as the FRCC conference swimmer of the year for 2021 after winning two individual events and being part of the record setting 400 free relay. Relay team members included: Ivana Neverman, Ella Sieber, Claire Sieber and Brigitta Neverman. Brigitta has committed to swim for the University of Minnesota next fall.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School baseball player Jake Petasek for committing to Madison JC. Jake is currently slotted at No. 82 overall on our state's 2022 board. 
  • Congratulations to Preble High School welding teacher Wes Berndt and senior Austin Spain for being featured on Fox 11 on Thursday October 21, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School athlete Hudson Schaetz for being nominated as a RallyAroundUs athlete of the week. Read full story here
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School boys soccer team for being featured on Press Times on October 13, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School boys' golf team for receiving an Honorable Mention in Division 1 at the spring 2021 WIAA regional tournament. In addition, congratulations to the following team members for their academic accomplishments: Izak Wiegman, Connor Novitski, Patrick Kennedy, Austin Soli, and Patrick Heil.
  • Congrats to Brigitta Neverman, a Preble High School junior, for being featured on Green Bay Press Gazettes list of, "Athletes and teams that made the 2020-21 high school sports year special" on July 30, 2021. See full article here.
  • Congratulations to Ivory Donald from Preble High School on her honorable mention in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association's 2021 girls soccer all-state teams list.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student-athletes for being honored as part of the FRCC all-conference softball team: Ally Eden (Player of the Year), Ron Metzler (Coach of the Year), Ava DeBaker (1st team), Ashley Wolfe (1st team), Melody Siudzinski (1st team), Maddy Whitney (1st team), Ally Eden (1st team), Eleanor Hoge (2nd team), Brooke Hock (2nd team) and Ariene Kollman (honorable mention). 
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete AnnaBelle Davis for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on September 20, 2021.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School athlete Raymond Arrozal Jr. who received the Golden Glove award.
    Congratulations to Southwest High School junior Amelia Gibbons for two very prestigious honors she received this past week. The music publishing company Hal Leonard held a nationwide competition to find the best high school singers in the country. Amelia received word that she finished in 1st place of all singers across the entire country! On top of that, at the Centerstage Musical Theatre Awards this weekend, Amelia was named Outstanding Lead Actress and was one of only 40 girls in the country to win a free trip to New York City to perform at Broadway's famous The Jimmy Awards next month. Amelia is the third Southwest student to receive this honor in the six years the program has been running.
  •  Congrats to the following Southwest High School student-athletes, Connor Pytleski (2nd team) and David Danforth (Honorable Mention), for being named to the FRCC boys' basketball team.
  • Congrats to Margie Stevens (2nd team) and Addison Pytleski (2nd team) of Southwest High School for being named to the FRCC girls' basketball team.
  • Southwest High School Sophomore, Sebastian Westberg earned a Silver Key Award in the Comic Art division of the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Wisconsin Regional Competition. This honor has his artwork included in an exhibition of student work at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Congratulations Sebastian!
  • Congratulations to the following Southwest High School students who competed at the National History Day Competition. The competition was online through UWGB and the theme was Debate and Diplomacy in History.
    2nd place Individual Documentary: Kendall Hoida - An Illusion of Peace: Debate, Diplomacy, and Dangerous Complacency in the Nazi Olympics
    2nd place Group Documentary: Nina Reichstadter and Ellen Zhang - How Iran Held America Hostage
    • 1st place Group Documentary and Women’s History Award: Presley Kasten and Desiree Veeser - The Lavender Scare
    • 3rd place Group Documentary: Isaiah Kapalin, Cassandra Ullman, Gail Wery, and Cecelia Zold - The Clean Water Act
    • 3rd place Group Exhibit: Delaney King, Brianna Martinson, Ella Vanden Houten, and Jennifer Wilkinson - Dam It? The debate over Hetch Hetchy
    • 1st place Group Exhibit: Autumn Noel and Dekorah VonHaden - The Milan Conference
    • 1st place Individual Website: Allison Roever - The First Televised Presidential Debate
    • 1st place Group Website: Brayden Benz, Brett Deines, and Darren Deines - The 1791 Debate on the National Bank
    • 2nd place Group Website: Nevaeh Bath, Laura Brown, Cooper Greil, and Kaia Streckenbach - Deaf President Now
    • 3rd place Group Website: Sylvia Pryes and Olivia Valley - Truman’s Loyalty Program
  • The Southwest High School Troyettes returned victorious after competing in the Contest of Champions in Orlando, Florida on March 6, 2022. The Troyettes are National Champions in kick (for medium sized schools), received the award for best choreography for kick, and placed 4th in pom. 
  •  Congratulations to the following Southwest High School students who received FRCC All-Conference Honors: Girls Basketball 2nd Team Margie Stevens and Addie Pytleski; and Boys Basketball 2nd Team & All Defensive Team - Connor Pytleski, and Honorable Mention - David Danforth.
  •  Southwest High School senior Greta Hansen won the Classic Kortelopet on Friday, Feb 25. She raced 29 kilometers using the stride and double pole techniques in a strong field of junior skiers from Wisconsin and Michigan, so a win is quite impressive. Greta will also attend Junior Nationals, the national stage for junior skiers, in Minneapolis this coming weekend. She qualified as the top high school woman in the U20 category and will wear a suit representing Great Lakes. Greta skies with the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team.
  •  Congratulations to the following Southwest High School DECA members on another successful DECA competition: Allison Roever, Sierra Belue, and Jameson Huber (1st Place; Sales Project), Allison Roever and Owen Klein (2nd Place; Buying and Merchandising), Lizzy Morris (3rd Place; Community Giving Project), Owen Klein (3rd Place; Integrated Marketing Campaign), Grace Zhang (7th Place; Food Marketing), Ashton Gudyron (Top 10 Finalist; Accounting Applications), Elli Maas; (Top 10 Finalist; Quick Service Marketing), and Lizzy Morris, Siera Bellue, and Jacob Hanson (medalists in their categories). In addition, Southwest DECA earned a variety of chapter awards: Gold Chapter, 7 Community Service awards, International Thrive Award winner with three category awards.
  •  Congratulations to the Southwest High School Troyettes for their performance at the state dance competition. The team earned 4th place in D2 Pom and 4th place in D1 kick. 
  •  Congratulations to the Southwest High School Chamber Choir for performing the National Anthem at a Milwaukee Bucks game.
  •  Congratulations to Southwest High School DECA for attaining the international DECA Thrive Level award this year. The Southwest DECA chapter is one of 12 Wisconsin DECA chapters that completed three campaigns to encourage community involvement, ethical leadership, and school and community activities to promote the learning and application of marketing concepts.
  •  Congratulations to Southwest High School senior Emmanuel McPherson who was recently featured in the magazine Bowl.com as an up-and-coming bowler to watch after bowling two perfect games; he is also a member of Southwest's bowling team.
  •  The Southwest High School Esports team took their first trip to the WIHSEA State Competition. Congratulations to Dennis Pokotylo who won the All-State Most Improved Player award.
  •  Congratulations to the Southwest High School Troyettes dance team on their first-place win at the Little Chute Holiday Dance Invite in D2 Pom.
  •  Congratulations to the Southwest High School DECA members who competed in the national DECA competition, including: (Entrepreneurship) Aaliyah McVane - 3rd place, Steele Torrez - 4th place, (Retailing) Sydney Jensen - 5th place, Thirzah Koetz - 6th place, Rachel Klarkowski - 7th place, Emmanuel McPherson - 8th place, Jessica Beuk 9th place, (Hotel/Hospitality) Emmanuel McPherson - 4th place, Calvin Yang - 5th place, Solomon Yang - 6th place, Avery Wotruba - 7th place, (Restaurant) Hutson Giannunzio - 3rd place, and Cole Bzdawka - 4th place.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Greta Hansen for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on October 27, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School athlete Thomas Paasch for being featured in Green Bay Press Gazette on October 7, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congratulations to Sam Marchant of Southwest High School for being honored as part of the FRCC all-conference softball team! Sam was named to the 2nd team as a catcher. 
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School athlete Vince Vanmieghem for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on August 23, 2021. See full article here.
  • Thank you to the Oneida Retail Convenience stores for supporting the Southwest High School Booster Club with an $880 donation from their “Giving Pump”.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School seniors Maddie Marchant and Elsie Williams and instructor Tom Sebranek for being featured on Fox 11, WBAY, and WTAQ on October 5, 2021. The seniors are taking the agriscience class that cares for six Flex Farm indoor hydroponic growing systems, an aeroponics system, and a Nutrient Film Technique hydroponic system. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Chamber Choir that was selected to perform at the 2022 Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Convention. (The choir equivalent of a state championship). The choir was also invited to return to sing the national anthem before the Milwaukee Bucks game down at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
  • Congratulations to players of the week Croix Zacharias (Southwest High School) and Quavious Broadnax (West High School) for being featured in the Green Bay Press Gazette on October 5, 2021. See full story here.
  • We are so proud of our "We Up" group at Washington Middle School for making a difference this holiday season! The group collected 15 turkeys and extra groceries to share with families in need. "We Up" would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible!
  • The 9th Annual Silent Night event that took place on January 29, 2022, at West High School was a huge success! The event raised nearly $4,000 for the District's McKinney-Vento program to benefit the homeless and unaccompanied youth in the Green Bay area. Several boxes of nonperishable foods items for the food pantry were collected along with many hygiene products. Thank you to everyone who donated to this cause, volunteered their time, and came to enjoy and support the event!
  • Congratulations to West High School athletes who earned All-Bay Conference Honors; including Daniel Bigirimana (Soccer), Skylar Krouth (Soccer), Collin Vandam (Cross Country), Ashaunte Williams (Volleyball) and D'Andre Mixon (Soccer).
  • Congratulations to West High School FBLA students who competed at the Regional Leadership Conference in Shiocton. Aidan Vannes finished 3rd in Intro to Public Speaking and will be advancing to the State Leadership Conference in Madison in March. Daniel Martinez will also be attending the Legacy Academy at the Leadership Conference.  
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School staff member Candace Cole and second grader Maria Perez for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 in a story about the Frida Kahlo mural on Olde Main Street on October 6, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Check out Webster Elementary School's 2021 Summer Musical here!
  • West High School honored lost their lives during the attacks on the World Trade center on September 11, 2001 during their annual Memorial Bleacher Climb. Read the full story here.
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