Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition
Four students at the high school have entered an exciting statewide competition in the first time in SCC’s history. Seniors Nicholas Jones, Raini Denny-Broker, Luke Jensen, and Noah Carlson are all enrolled in one of Ms. Hawkins foods classes this semester, where they have been learning all about the art of culinary technique and design. Hawkins describes these boys as “the most creative culinary students in my career”.
In order to encourage their growth, Hawkins set forth to them the challenge of submitting an original recipe to this year’s Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition. Student teams form across the state submit original recipes that are nutritious, could be used by the school’s food service program, are easy enough to complete at home, and are creative. These recipes are evaluated by a panel of judges and scored on nutritional content, recipe presentation, creativity, school food service reproducibility, and culinary skills utilized. Of the 60-80 teams that usually enter, five are then chosen to travel to Madison and participate in a cooking competition, where one team’s recipe will be selected as the winner.
The team of four senior boys have crafted a recipe for spicy stuffed peppers with creamy tomatillo sauce. Jones explained that he never imagined that he would be creating an original recipe for stuffed peppers, but that he and his teammates have enjoyed the process. He goes on to explain that it’s been interesting to figure out ways to elevate comfort food from your past to higher level of culinary excellence. Carlson indicated that they have made and remade the recipe several times with different fillings and ingredients trying to find the perfect combination.
When asked why they wanted to participate in the competition, one of them replied that they wanted to expand their horizons and take their cooking to the next level. However, none of them indicated that they were considering a career as a chef at this time, mostly due to the unpredictability of the profession.
Hawkins, SCC’s sole Family and Consumer Education teacher, indicated that she has previous exposure to the Whipping Up Wellness competition at her previous school, but that this was the first group of students that she felt could undertake this culinary challenge at a state level. She does hold many school wide culinary challenges for students in her classes including a “Chopped” challenge, a chili cook-off, and a grilled cheese competition. Staff always love to be judges at these events.
As for Jones, Denny-Broker, Jensen, and Carlson, we will have to wait to hear if they have been selected as finalists for the live cooking competition. We won’t know for a while, but the competition will take place on May 18 on the UW- Madison campus. You can find out more information about the Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition by visiting https://dpi.wi.gov/team-nutrition/whipping-up-wellness.
Submitted by Amanda Olson and Courtney Hawkins
Students Hit the Slopes at Trollhaugen
Mrs. Sundeen's middle school and high school adaptive physical education classes had the opportunity to go skiing at Trollhaugen Ski Resort on January 25th and February 1st. Each student was paired up with one or two ski instructors for the day. It was an all-around great experience. Larry LaBathe heads up this wonderful program and invites anyone with special needs to contact him to learn more at 715-755-2955 extension - 226.
Submitted by: HS/MS PE Teacher Rebecca Sundeen
Music Department Sending Dozens to State
Congratulations to our 2017 state solo and ensemble qualifiers who were selected last Feb 25. SCC qualified in 20 events and is sending dozens of students to Eau Claire in May to perform at the state level. A special thank you to Sara Route and Jason Koele for their leadership in the high school music department. Great work to all the students who participated in solo and ensemble at every level and showed great #sccspirit!
Mens Ensemble: Hunter Brady, Cody Liermann, Riley Hackbarth, Lance Queen, Breven Moore, Christopher Harney, Ryan Knapton, Scott Lyon, Jared Tritz
Indivdual and Duet: Robyn Pfeifer: Musical Theater, Robyn Pfeifer: Classical Solo, Hunter Brady: Classical Solo, Christopher Harney: Classical Solo, Christopher Harney: Musical Theater Piece, Ryan Knapton: Musical Theater Piece, Ellie Fraser: Musical Theater, Alivia Moore and Meghan Weatherly: duet, Emma Knospe: Musical Theater Piece, Camille Budrow: Classical Solo, Camille Budrow: Musical Theater Piece, Camille Budrow and Christopher Harney: Duet
Percussion Ensemble: Jason Pribnow, RJ Feyerisen, Cooper Luedke, Tyler Olsen, Blake Olson, Trevor Woyda, Kaylee Davidson, Josh Woodington, John Miles, Alex Deno, Jena Kost, Logan Knapton, Logan Johnson, Tyler Berg
Saxophone Choir: Chris Adams, Chris Flettre, Ryan Knapton, Collin Nelson, Tyler Miller, Kaylee Johnson, Annika Zehm, Morgan Siler, Angelica Olson, Savannah Bodish, Jacob Hein, Jasyn Bachtell, Sara Nyhus, Jacob Murtha, Olivia Wasley, Mikala Bringgold, Marlena Bachtell
Individual: Alto Saxophone Solo - Marlena Bachtell, Piano Solo - Robyn Pfeifer, Piano Solo - Evelyn R
Youth in Harmony
On January 28th, nine SCC HS students took part in the Youth in Harmony Festival in Amery WI. SCC students attending the festival included: Ellie Fraser, Kolbi Juen, Emma Knospe, Kathryn Mohrhauser, Alivia Moore, Riley Hackbarth, Jared Tritz, Ryan Knapton, and Scott Lyon. This festival is sponsored by the Indianhead Barbershop Chorus and focuses on barbershop singing. All middle and high school level choral students are invited to take part in this festival. There are many other organizations throughout Wisconsin hosting similar “Youth in Harmony” events. Students spend the day learning pieces in an all male or all female choirs with the help of outside barbershop groups. All students join together near the end of the day to learn one piece and is sung as the finale of the concert. The concert is free to the public.
Student of the Month
Congratulations to the Students of the Month for January for compassion!
From left: Thorin Berg, Kathryn Mohrhauser, Alexandra Deno, Joseph Sauer, Michelle Lefeber, Michael Davenport and Cooper Luedke.
Not pictured: Chelsea Zielsdorf
Upcoming Events and Announcements
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Parent - Teacher Conferences
High school teachers will send out mid-quarter grade updates to all parents in late February. The letter and/or email will include the following instructions:
- Parents will receive 3rd quarter grade reports the week of March 20th.
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Drivers Education - Summer 2017
There will be an optional informational meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for parents of students interested in taking Drivers Education class and Behind-the-Wheel instruction.
Summer 2017 Drivers Education will be available to students whose birthdates are prior to June 30, 2002. This informational meeting is not mandatory; however, any questions parents have can be answered at the meeting. More information is on the application that your child will be bringing home soon. Applications will be handed out during academic registration, will be available in the SCC HS Counseling Office and on the SCC web page under Student Activities & Organizations.
Applications are due in the high school counseling office by Monday, April 17, 2017. Session 1 and 2 starts June 5th and session 3 and 4 starts July 10th. Please attend March 16th or read the application for more details.
Youth Option applications are due by March 1st when applying for the fall term, and by October 1st when applying for the spring term. More information can be found on the high school counseling webpage (www.scc.k12.wi.us/hs/youthoptions.cfm) and local college websites
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