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Distinguished Students Honored at Mound Westonka High School

Parents invited to breakfast recognizing outstanding effort, citizenship and academic achievement for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

By Lorrie Ham

A total of 20 Mound Westonka High School students who exhibited outstanding effort, citizenship and academic achievement for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year were honored at the quarterly Distinguished Student Breakfasts at the high school late last month.

At the end of each quarter teachers are asked to name a distinguished student in each broad subject area for each grade level.

These students are invited to a breakfast with their parents where each teacher's nomination is read to the group and each student introduced. This long-time tradition, started by retired teachers Roger and Jan Fischbach, is now planned and hosted by a faculty committee. The photos of the honored students remain on display in the case near the north doors for the next quarter.

Eighth and ninth-grade honorees, who were hosted at the Nov. 29 breakfast, included Maethe Butterfield (8) 21st Century Technology and Advanced American History; Sienna Hackbarth (8) Adapted Physical Education; Courtney Kilby (9) Speech 9; Sydne Klohn (8)  English 8; Julius Kowalsky (8) 21st Century Technology; Megan Lachenmayer (8) Physical Education 8; Matt Miller (9) Geography; Madeline Niederer (8) Geometry X; Shelby Smith (9) Physical Science, and Robert Stokes (9)  Wind Ensemble and Spanish 1.

Distinguished 10th, 11th, and 12th graders honored at the Nov. 30 breakfast were Anna Colianni (11) Learning Lab; Alisyn Doering (12) Photography; Abby Getzinger (10) Honors English 10; Erik Hannigan (12) Strength and Conditioning; Matthew Hejna (11) Marketing; Jude Pierce (11) English 11; Samuel Starcznski (11) Algebra II; Sam Taggart (10) Psychology; Thomas Tully (12) English 12, and Kathryn Wetherille (11) AP World.

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