Saturday, April 16, 2011
Seventeen-year-old has spent plenty of time volunteering for Waukesha Salvation Army, even while recovering from surgery.
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
Each week, Waukesha Patch wants to honor an area student for something special they have done. Please send nominations to Sarah.Millard@Patch.com. This week, we focus on someone just outside our boarders but whose volunteer work in Waukesha has earned him a little extra recognition. Meet Chris Hsieh, a 17-year-old student at Brookfield Central High School. Chris was nominated by Marcy Stutzman, the volunteer coordinator at the Waukesha Salvation Army. Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Christopher Hsieh was honored at the United Way Volunteer Center's "Inspire by Example" Awards on Tuesday as the Youth Volunteer of the Year Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: Since April of 2008, Chris has been volunteering for the Salvation Army's Community Meal …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Seventeen-year-old was named the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Waukesha. She will compete for the state title in August.
For Waukesha Patch’s Whiz Kid of the Week, Becca Richter, a 17-year-old junior at Waukesha North High School, winning the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Waukesha title was following in her mother’s footsteps. The scholarship competition was previously known as the “Junior Miss” competition. Becca’s mother was the Oak Creek winner of the Junior Miss competition in 1988 and decades later Becca is representing Waukesha in the state competition in August. “I thought that it was exciting that she was passing it on to me,” Becca said. Whiz Kid’s Accomplishment: In addition to being named the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Waukesha, Becca has a history of winning contests in the area and remains incredibly active in the community. She also…
Friday, April 1, 2011
Holzem to be honored Sunday with $1,000 scholarship from U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl.
This week’s Waukesha Patch Whiz Kid is Mikayla Holzem, an 18-year-old senior at Waukesha North High School. Mikayla plans to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to major in accounting and minor in Spanish. Whiz Kid’s Name: Mikayla Holzem Whiz Kid’s School: Waukesha North High School Whiz Kid’s Accomplishment: Mikayla is being honored by U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl on Sunday to receive a $1,000 initiative scholarship. Whiz Kid’s Key to Awesomeness: “Initiative scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships,” a news release from Kohl’s office states. In …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Cortney helped group raise more than $2,000 to help child sex slave victims.
Each week Waukesha Patch strives to highlight some of our area youth. If you know someone who deserves a little extra special recognition, learn how to nominate them here. Nominator: Connor Manning, youth pastor at First Assembly of God Whiz Kids’ Names: Cortney Dlapa Whiz Kids’ School: Waukesha South High School Whiz Kids’ Accomplishment: When Epic Ministries, the youth group at First Assembly of God, decided to raise money for Love 146. Love 146 is an organization that takes in children who have been rescued from child sex slavery and gives them a place to live, Manning said. The organization reaches out beyond giving them a place to live and rehabilitates them. The program seeks to help the child sex slave victims reach healing in their…
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Students raised more than $8,000 for Waukesha Salvation Army.
Each week Waukesha Patch strives to highlight some of our area youth. If you know someone who deserves a little extra special recognition, learn how to nominate them here. Nominator: Marcy Stutzman, volunteer coordinator at the Waukesha Salvation Army Whiz Kids’ Names: Taylor Hoffman, Ashley Lynch, Bea Ongwong, Jessica Morrow and Anna Cobus Whiz Kids’ School: Waukesha West High School Whiz Kids’ Accomplishment: Area youth groups and school groups raised more than $30,000 during the youth bell ringing challenge this past holiday season. The youth organization that raises the most funds during the Red Kettle Campaign is awarded a traveling trophy. These Waukesha West High School students took home the traveling trophy. Whiz Kids’ Key to …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Whiz Kids is a new feature that highlights the accomplishments of local kids. This week, we honor Brittany Porter, who has taken a leadership role on a Waukesha basketball team.
Each week, Waukesha Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Sarah.Millard@patch.com. Here's our story on this week's Whiz Kid: SWCHA Saints girls basketball head coach Angie Meyer and assistant coach Holly Johnson nominated a senior on the team for her leadership skills. Whiz Kid: Brittany Porter of Waukesha Age: 18 School: Homeschooled Accomplishment: Captain of the SWCHA Saints girls basketball team Key to Awesomeness: Brittany has a very encouraging …