Celebrations: June 20

June 19, 2013


· The following graduates earned their bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December: from Greenfield, Collin Scherbert, science, Ashley Steger, science, Justin Van Wieringen, geological engineering, and Nicholas Yeutter, kinesiology, and from West Allis, Zachary Day, letters.

· The following graduates earned their bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in May: from Greenfield, Danielle Jerominski, business administration, and from West Allis, John Jackson, mathematics, Chad Kreinus, communication, and Tara Peloza, nursing.

·Emily Mongan of Greenfield, a student at the University of Minnesota, has received the Curtis Erickson Scholarship from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

·Ashley Leonardelli of Greenfield was one of 18 recipients of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Chancellor's Award for Excellence, given to students who exemplify leadership qualities and a deep commitment to serving others, for her work founding the Social Justice Club. Leonardelli also was involved in Campus Awareness for Relationship Education, Psi Chi, Psychology Club and an alternative spring break to New York, where she volunteered at the God's Love We Deliver meal delivery service and the Gay Men's Health Club.

·Corinne Stingl of Greenfield made the spring semester dean's list at St. Norbert College in De Pere.

· The volunteer organizations of Aurora West Allis Medical Center granted seven scholarships totalling $13,600 to nine students going on to careers in the medical fields. The Men's Club scholarships went to Nicholas Koch, who wants to be a physician's assistant, and Marisa Roman, psychology/ pre-med, the Women's Auxiliary scholarships went to Rachael Sessner, nursing, Rebecca Welch, nursing, Kayla Slamann, radiologic technology, Jessica Stanton, diagnostic medical sonography, Sarah Speas, nursing, Melissa Butscher, nursing, and Nicole Eide, occupational therapy.


·Tre Nowaczynski of Hales Corners, a senior at West Allis Central High School, is Wisconsin's nominee for the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign, a new national awards program that recognizes college and career readiness. Nowaczynski has maintained a 3.83 (4.13 weighted) grade point average while taking a majority of Advanced Placement and honors classes. On the athletic field, Nowaczynski has been voted team captain multiple times and has won numerous awards. Nowaczynski has been involved in the school's music program and clubs. He served as class president, a member of the National Honor Society, a peer mentor, and student representative to the School Board. He is an avid volunteer, helping collect food for local pantries and serving as a shopping partner for under-privileged youth. His future plans include majoring in psychology at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.

·John Klein of West Allis, a nursing student at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Wauwatosa, earned the college's Impact Award for his impact on campus. He has served the college through his work in Campus Ministry, his contributions on the football field, and as the student director of Warriors at Work.

·Kristi Wicihowski, music teacher at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, is among 217 music teachers nationwide to be quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. Winners will be selected in August.

· West Allis Central High School senior Samantha Molina was awarded a scholarship by Ronald McDonald House Charities, recognizing academic excellence and community involvement.

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