Tuesday, July 17, 2012
These kids are so driven by their music, they give up their mornings, lunch times, recess and evenings to practice. Do you know an exceptional child or teenager? Nominate them in the comment box below!
Here at Fox Point-Bayside Patch, we like to celebrate the accomplishments of our local children and teens. We seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. This week, we're showing off the eighth-grade Jazz students at Maple Dale Middle School, nominated by their teacher, Jamie Breiwick (JB). The students got a special recording session and Breiwick said these kids are so determined, they give up nearly all their free time to practice. Patch: Why did these kids get a special recording session? JB: We went into the studio to record a demo for the purpose of getting the students potential gigs... but also for the experience of working in the environment …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Teacher's donated baked goods and students worked all three lunch periods everyday to raise money.
Lisa Chase's 5th and 6th grade class Maple Dale Middle School Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: These kids have raised $500 in three days for endangered whooping cranes through a bake sale. Their original goal was only $50, but once they exceeded that goal, they decided to help the vicitms of the earthquake in Japan. Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: The students studied whooping cranes and wanted to help raise money that would assist them in reaching Florida safely. "When so many teachers helped bake over the weekend, and brought an enormous amount of food we made our goal in 20 minutes," Lisa Chase, special education teacher said. All the money that was raised after that first hour, is being donated to the survivors of the earth quake and tsunami …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Bence's love for skiing began when she was just a little girl.
Cassie Bence, 17 University School of Milwaukee Accomplishment: First Team Wisconsin All-State Ski Team. She's also an outstanding field hockey player and loves horseback riding. Key to Awesomeness: Cassie finished 5th in the Giant Slalom and 3rd in the Super G races at the Wisconsin State Ski Meet in February. Cassie said that she started skiing in the fourth grade with one of her friends and "I've loved it ever since." She said she might even ski in college, but isn't sure where she'd like to go yet. One of her inspirations is Olympic skier Julia Mancuso. "She's amazing," Cassie said. Although she said that skiing is her life, she has a few other hobbies as well. She likes to paint with acrylics and take photos. But Cassie also is a …
Friday, February 18, 2011
17-year-old student at Nicolet is reaching for the stars.
Grace Hussey, 17 Nicolet High School Accomplishment: Grace is auditioning to attend Emerson University in Boston for Musical theatre. She’s also in Nicolet’s production of "Urinetown" which opened on Feb. 4. "I have gotten to state and succeeded in Solo ensemble for singing," Grace said. Key to Awesomeness: "I was always interested in acting since I was a little girl. I wanted to go to Emerson because of its location, and its musical theatre focus." Her mother, Jackie, describes Grace as a great singer, and very, very talented.