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                                                                                                                                                student drowns
                                                                                                                                                                   By Josh Kroeninger
                                                                                                                                                  About 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 15-year-old Freshman
                                                                                                                                                Divontae Swearagene and five of his friends were crossing
                                                                                                                                                the Chippewa River, near South Michigan Street. Swear-
                                                                                                                                                agene slipped and fell under the water, dragged by the strong
                                                                                                                                                currents the river is well-known for.
                                                                                                                                                  Despite desperate attempts by those with him, he was
                                                                                                                                                dragged under and not seen again until an hour later when
                                                                                                                                                rescue workers found his body 60 feet from where he fell in,
                                                                                                                                                under 20 feet of water. He was pronounced dead a short time
                                                                                                                                                later at Sacred Heart Hospital.
                                                                                                                                                  His death was a great shock to all who knew him. His
                                                                                                                                                mothe had moved her family from Chicago’s south side so
                                                                                                                                                they could live in a safer town and attend a better school.
                                                                                                                                                  A few of his favorite artists included Soulja Boy and Lil
                                                                                                                                                Wayne, and he especially enjoyed dancing to the former.
                                                                                                                                                  Swearagene was a young, eager student on the fast track to
                                                                                                                                                a great future. He was described by his teacher Dan Wilson
                                                                                                                                                who says, “He was full of energy and always looking to
                                                                                                                                                make people laugh.”
                                                                                                                                                  His fellow classmates say he was outgoing and very
                                                                                                                                                artistic. His dream was to some day own a restaurant, as he
                                                                                                                                                was very interested in culinary arts and wanted to go to tech
                                                                                                                                                school to become a chef.
The Old Abe Marching Band kicks off an exciting 2009 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 25. See story on page 3.
                                                                                                                                                  Two Memorial High School students have died in the past
Purple Wings photo by Christian Phelps.
                                                                                                                                                year. Willow Stoeklen died in a car accident in Carson Park
                                                                                                                                                July 20, 2008, the summer before her senior year.

More than $13 thousand raised

Relay for Life a success
     By Beth Ellingboe
   Memorial High School’s
annual Relay for Life, which
took place on May 15-16, was
a definite success this year,
raising more than $1310 for the
American Cancer Society. This
fun, and exhausting, event was
put on by the National Honor
Society (NHS). Members of
this club are responsible for
helping with the fundraising
and logistics of Relay.
  To start the evening two
cancer survivors who have ties
to MHS, Claudia Niemuth and
Rich Johnson, spoke about
their recent experiences with
the disease. After they finished
their speeches, the two led
the participants in the first lap
around the auxiliary and game                                                                                                                   Senior Laura Fleming with her piece “Mothers Meatloaf.”
                                                                                                                                                The Memorial High School Art Department purchased
                                                                                                                                                the piece from Fleming for $100, and it will be hung in the
  The theme for this year’s
                                    Andrew Sandberg, Dana Gallagher, Sarah Majkowski, Megan Gross and Megan Abel hang-                          school next year, in an effort to beautify the school. Purple
relay was “Lights, Camera,
                                    ing out at the French Club’s Relay for Life site Friday, May 15. The event lasted twelve                    Wings photo By Bailey Berg.
Action, Cure!” and some of
                                    hours and raised over $13,000 from fundraising. Photo courtesy of Virginia. Pearson.
the clubs really got into it.
French Club’s site featured         room, relayers could play            ipants could purchase bags and
a replica of the Eiffel Tower                                                                                a heartbeat thudding from the
                                    Guitar Hero and Dance Dance          write the name of someone they
while other clubs had decora-                                                                                ground.
                                    Revolution. Also, two shows          know who has either survived,
tions for movies such as “Harry                                                                                Many people go into putting
                                    by the Improv Team and a live        struggled, or died from cancer.
Potter,” “Alice in Wonderland”                                                                               together the MHS Relay for
                                    music performance featur-            After all of the sales were done,
and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”                                                                              Life, aside from the obvious.
                                    ing some of Memorial’s own           they put they bags in a hallway
Prizes were also given out to                                                                                Other than NHS, the custodial
                                    students were given throughout       and had lights glowing in each
the boy and girl with the best                                                                               staff, the physical education
                                    the evening.                         of them. A lap was then taken
costumes for their theme, as                                                                                 department, Dairy Queen, Fast
                                      With all of these fun things       in honor and in memory of all
well as prizes for the most                                                                                  Stitch, Nelson Cheese Factory,
                                    going on, it was sometimes           of those people whose names
decorated site.                                                                                              Mancino’s, Green Mill, and the
                                    hard to focus on the main            were on the bags, and everyone
  Although the participants                                                                                  Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic
                                    reason people were walking:          else who has survived cancer,
were confined to Memorial for                                                                                all contributed to the assembly
                                    to fight cancer. But this was        is currently diagnosed with
an extra twelve hours, the relay                                                                             of this year’s relay, whether it
                                    solved by various speeches           the disease, and anyone who
had many fun events going on                                                                                 was through a monetary or food
                                    given by the student coordina-       has lost their life to it. This
in addition to walking around                                                                                donation, helping to set up the
                                    tors of the event, as well as the    lap was a somber one, with the                                         Senior Ashley Voss competed in the recent 48 Hour Video
the gyms. Volleyball and battle                                                                              event, or loaning play equip-      Project sponsored by Eau Claire Local Independent Film
                                    luminaria something. During          steady footfall on the gym floor
ball were played in the game                                                                                 ment for games and activities.     Makers. At the May 14 Awards Show, Voss won awards for
                                    the first couple of hours, partic-   creating what sounded to be
gym, while in the wrestling                                                                                                                     “Most Creative Film Idea” and “Best Use of a Prop.” Purple
                                                                                                                                                Wings photo.
                                                  News & Activities
 Jazz Band returns triumphant                                                                                                                    Physics trip to Six Flags
                                                                                                                                                                        By Kelly Kemper
                                                                                                                                                   Physics students who at-         from. Data was collected by
                                                                                                                                                 tended the Six Flags Great         wearing a vest with a sensor in-
                                                                                                                                                 America trip could not have        side, which detects the position
                                                                                                                                                 asked for better weather. Senior   and acceleration of the ride.
                                                                                                                                                 Tess Newhouse states, “The           Once data was collected and
                                                                                                                                                 sun was shining, the tempera-      downloaded students were free
                                                                                                                                                 ture was perfect, and the lines    to roam the park.
                                                                                                                                                 were short.”                         Six Flags has a ride for every-
                                                                                                                                                   Three buses carrying North       one. Superman seemed to be
                                                                                                                                                 and Memorial students depart-      the popular ride among physics
                                                                                                                                                 ed from the Memorial parking       students this trip. The ride
                                                                                                                                                 lot at 5:30 a.m.                   consisted of winding turns, fast
                                                                                                                                                   The bus ride to Six flags        accelerations and unexpected
                                                                                                                                                 lasted around five hours. “On      loops.
                                                                                                                                                 the way down Mr. Robaidek            Once all the riders were prop-
                                                                                                                                                 and I chatted about physics and    erly fastened into their seats,
                                                                                                                                                 did some calculations,” says       the cars turned downward, so
                                                                                                                                                 Senior Will Weggel. “The bus       riders face down and their feet
                                                                                                                                                 ride home was less productive.     are dangling, which makes for
                                                                                                                                                 I caught up on some Pokemon        a more intense ride.
                                                                                                                                                 Silver Gold Edition 4 on my          “Although Superman was
                                                                                                                                                 Gameboy.”                          awesome,” Weggel states, “I
                                                                                                                                                   Physics students were as-        would have to say the two story
                                                                                                                                                 signed a ride to collect data      carousel was my favorite.”

                                                                                                                                                 Amnesty—year overview
                                                                                                                                                                      By Christian Phelps
                                                                                                                                                   Amnesty International is a club whose goal is to promote and
                                                                                                                                                 stand up for human rights around the world. This year, the group
                                                                                                                                                 was very active and purposeful in their meetings and events, and
                                                                                                                                                 felt like they made a difference and had fun.
                                                                                                                                                   During the past school year year, the group led and participated
                                                                                                                                                 in events like the Global Write-A-Thon in December, where
An exultant Jazz I led by director Brad Herring celebrates their success after placing third place in the Essentially Ellington                  Amnesty members and other people gathered to write and sign
Contest. Band members left to right first row: Katie Johnston 11, Kelly Rinehart 12 and Mr. Herring. Second row: Kevin                           letters to prisoners around the world giving them their support
Harp 12, Cheng Cheng 12, Kate Seymour 11, Athena Petanitis 11, Ryan Vande Linde 11, Bill Scherkenbach 12, Charlie                                and active proposals to better their treatment for good. In a few
Rohr 11 and Pat Kuehn 11. Third row: Andrew Morgan 12, Thomas Morgan 11, Garret Bluemn 12, Erik Olson 11, Leo                                    cases, Amnesty members have received letters back after events
Strei 11, Mark Van de Loo 12, Karl Margraf 12 and Kelly Banks 12. Fourth row” Elliot Wachs 11, Jake Peterson 11 and                              like this, giving them their thanks, proving that Amnesty Interna-
Luke Dovre 11.                                                                                                                                   tional has done their job.
                                                                                                                                                   Another event that Amnesty led was a Darfur-awakening
    By Brittany Landorf             bands in the country.                Ellington contest a stunning         the halls of Memorial.             experience in the Little Theatre. At this event, classes of MHS
  A joyous look dons the face          In addition to placing third as   total of six times in the past ten     When asked what attributed       students were led around stations and taught about the treatment
of each and every returning         a group, several band mem-           years. Beginning in 1999, the        to the incredible success of the   of victims of the Darfur genocide, promoting action to end the
member of the jazz band, their      bers received highly esteemed        band has qualified every two         band, Hering replied, “Practice,   tragedies in Africa that occur today. This was a new event for
victory held sweet in their         awards. The individuals              years; 2009 is the first consecu-    practice and more practice. We     Amnesty and they were glad to be given the opportunity to send
hands. The members of Jazz          singled out for their exquisite      tive year of qualification by the    have been playing the music        their message of human rights support to the school.
I are the proud recipients of a     command of their material            jazz band.                           for the concert since Novem-         As the spring moved along, Amnesty led Jamnesty on a Satur-
top-three finish in the Essen-      and instrument were Athena             Each year they qualify to at-      ber.” Their practice obviously
                                                                                                                                                 day. Members almost decided not to do it but were glad that they
                        tially      Petanitis, Honorable Mention         tend, the band must rely on the      paid off, as the many talented
                        Ellington                                                                                                                were able to experience the enjoyment of initiating it this year.
                                    Tenor Sax; Karl Markgraf,            community to help raise des-         musicians in the band met both
                        contest                                                                                                                    Amnesty, with its new and returning members, has very ac-
                                    Outstanding Banjo; Pat Kuehn,        perately needed funds in order       during the school day and on
                        in New                                                                                                                   tively kept the rights of all people throughout the world in their
                                    Outstanding Bass; Mark Van           to travel to New York. Band          their own time in sectionals.
                        York        De Loo, Best All Purpose (Vio-       parents as well as the surround-       Reactions from band member       thoughts and events, changing their lives, the school, and the
                        City.       lin, Bass, Trumpet, Trombone);       ing community of Eau Claire          Athena Petanitis, a junior tenor   world for the better. The group hopes to elaborate on their suc-
                          Be-       Cheng Cheng, Outstanding             have been extremely helpful in       saxophone who received an          cesses of this school year in 2009-2010.
                        sides the   Flute; and Erik Olson, Out-          raising the necessary amount as      honorable mention award, mea-
        Hering          unmis-      standing Trombone.                   no funds are appropriated from       sured the amount of excitement     own solo.                          Many of the members are in
                        takable        All band members performed        the school district.                 she still feels, even a week         In addition to the concert in    touch, Petanitis is friends with
                        prestige    exceedingly well and were a            Memorial High School and           after returning. She eagerly       which they performed with          several herself, “Meeting new
that comes along with the           commendable representation of        Jazz I alumni, Justin Vernon         described the collaboration        Wynton Marsalis, the band          people who enjoy music like I
fruits of their hard work, the      the Memorial Jazz Program.           of Bon Iver, was the guest           they experienced with other        practiced with sections of the     do was one of the best parts of
appearance of famed musi-              Band directors Brad Hering        musician at the benefit concert      bands and the camaraderie that     other 14 competing bands.          the trip.”
cian Wynton Marsalis was the        and Eric Dasher have been an         for the most recent trip. The        was shared with the two other      During these collaboration           Senior trombone player, Gar-
cherry on top. Director Brad        instrumental force in forming        energy generated at this reunion     bands from Wisconsin. “It was      sessions, some of which took       ret Bluemn agrees. “It was just
Hering could not contain his        the band program and driving         concert was kept alive by the        very exciting and unexpected       place over lunch and dinner,       incredibly cool to talk to people
delight with the band’s success     it to its position of excellence.    band even as they traveled to        to win, but we did feel that we    the bands made friends and         who were as crazy about play-
and their placing of third out of   Previous to this year, Jazz I has    New York and became the most         had definitely earned it,” she     exchanged music tips as well as    ing music as we are,” he said.
the top fifteen high school jazz    performed in the Essentially         successful jazz band to walk         said regarding their win and her   Facebook and email addresses.


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A “Hidden” Duty
Student, staff, faculty giving acknowledged
  Charity is defined as liberality to the poor and the                  the organizer of the many Uganda events, Mrs. Ziegers,                    Each year Memorial raises more money and more
suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes,             who along with her World Studies and Civics students was                volunteers in order to strive and create a better world for
as found in Webster’s Dictionary. Taken in a literal sense,             instrumental in raising $3,300 for the children in Uganda.              people who are struggling. This is not an auspicious goal;
charity is the act of giving, whether it is time, money,                  Memorial is home to hundreds of unpretentious, giving                 rather it is the product of realizing the influence and ability
or a helping hand. Recently, I witnessed an interaction                 students and teachers. This                                                                               to foster good through their
between two Memorial students in the hall. There was                    undeniable fact is evident                Commentary by                Brittany Landorf                   actions and the actions of
nothing unusual about it, merely one student gathering the              by taking a glance into our                                                                               their peers. Even if a student
books and belongings of one of the many special education               classrooms, checking up on                                                                                is not organizing an event,
students enrolled here and helping her to her classroom.                the activity board or viewing the various club activities,              they will participate by going and listening to a charity
This definitive charitable action happens every single day              which are all centered on giving back to the community                  concert or attending an event. Memorial supports not
at Memorial and yet it is often overlooked, and swept under             that supports them. There is only so much one can say                   only its own, but its community and the millions of people
the rug by outside viewers.                                             about the prodigious nature of the Memorial student body;               around the globe who are suffering and for whom life seems
  Students at Memorial are not unique in their actions,                 the students themselves would admit that after awhile it                too much to bear.
they view them as something that everyone does and has                  becomes redundant. To list all of the charities that Memorial             The many charitable actions occurring at Memorial must
a duty to do. That is the reason why the $3,558 and 2,947               students have raised money for, walked for, cleaned, cooked             be recognized, not with a fanfare, but with a gentle nod of
hours spent on various charitable institutions throughout the           and donated would require a list rivaling that of a young               acknowledgment of a desire to help that is cultivated in the
Chippewa Valley is not a number broadcasted to the general              child’s Christmas list—never-ending.                                    depths of each and every person.
public. It is the culprit behind the unassuming manner of

                                                   News & Activities
                      Annual Art Show, Pops
Annual Memorial Day festivities

Memorial leads parade Concert are big hits
    By Christian Phelps              street of the meaning for Me-      entertaining event filled with                                                                              cluded with snippets from Bon
                                                                                                                  By Bailey Berg                include work by sophomore
  Eau Claire woke to the             morial Day—the remembrance         talent and fun.
                                                                                                                                                Erin Carr, senior Jade Weber        Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad
perfect spring morning — a           of those who fought and died         As local groups like Boy and       Three hundred and sixty piec-
                                                                                                                                                and senior Laura Fleming.           Name” and Survivors’ “Eye of
mellow breeze freshened the          in their attempts to preserve      Girl Scouts, 4-H, churches and     es of two- and three-dimension-
                                                                                                                                                Fleming’s piece depicted a bent     the Tiger.”
comfortable air under the sun        the beliefs and freedoms of the    political organizations dis-       al art was displayed Wednes-
                                                                                                                                                and twisted fork which the art-      This was not the only band
and clouds; it felt like a holiday   United States.                     played their messages for the      day, May 6 at Memorial High
                                                                                                                                                ist called “Mother’s Meatloaf”.     that played songs from hit mov-
already. As hundreds of indi-          Bands from MHS, as well          day (and always remembered         School’s Annual Student Award
viduals and families ventured                                                                                                                     Running concurrently, just        ies. Concert Band played work
                                     as Northstar, DeLong, South,       to toss candy to the young,        Art Show (SAAS). Renowned
to Owen Park Monday, May             Regis, and North High School,                                                                              down the hall, past the long        from the movie “The Dark
                                                                        excited kids around), Memorial     local artist Allan Servoss
25 to watch the Memorial Day         were joined by local veterans      continued to make the parade                                            rows of tables set up for the pie   Knight,” the combined Purple
                                                                                                           acted as juror for the art show,
Parade, they were reminded of        and Gold Star Mothers, proudly     what it was. To bring up the                                            feed, and into the auditorium       and White Freshman bands
                                                                                                           selecting three pieces from the
the talent that MHS possesses.       waving the flag of the country     rear, students of many ages                                             was the Annual Spring Pops          played “Pirates of the Carib-
                                                                                                           collection that he called “most
  The festivities started prompt-    and reminding us of all that       from MHS played U.S. tunes of                                           Concert. The concert featured       bean” and Old Abe Band did
                                                                                                           interesting.” The overall winner
ly at 9:30 a.m., led by the Me-      they and their late comrades did   their own with passion and the                                                                              music from the movie “En-
                                                                                                           was sophomore Simone Fiore’s         the music of The Old Abe,
morial High Marching Band,           for each of us.                    same festiveness as the atmo-                                                                               chanted.”
                                                                                                           “Self Portrait,” a piece which       Concert, Eagle and Freshman
entertaining the crowd with            Memorial’s freshman march-       sphere had always been.                                                                                      The concert was put on by
                                                                                                           was still wet from last minute       Bands as well as the musical
their well-rehearsed music,          ing band held up the center          The 2009 Eau Claire Memo-                                                                                 over 200 band students, and
                                                                                                           touch-ups when put on display        stylings of Jazz I, II and III.
proud performance of patriotic       of the parade, playing and         rial Day Parade was a reminder
                                                                                                                                                Each band played one, two or        for 52 of them—the graduating
tunes and in-step choreography.      marching as well as they could     of the duties and sacrifices of    earlier that day.
                                                                                                                                                three songs. Theywere directed      seniors—this would mark the
Their song selection also re-        ever have hoped, keeping the       American soldiers - past and         Three other works of art
                                                                                                                                                by veteran Memorial Band in-        end of their musical careers at
minded the audience along the                                           present, an exciting and fun       were chosen by Memorial art
                                                                                                                                                structors Eric Dasher and Bruce     Memorial High School. This
                                                                        event for all Eau Claire citi-     teachers Mr. Palm, Ms. Ruder
                                                                                                                                                Hering.                             was also the last concert for the
                                                                        zens, a display of MHS’s talent    and Mr. Ingersoll. These three
Model Railroad Club from                                                and an addition to the holiday     pieces were purchased for $100         The evening started out with      21 juniors and seniors of Jazz I
                                                                                                                                                                                    before leaving for New York to
an adviser’s perspective                                                feeling of that enjoyable late-
                                                                        spring day.
                                                                                                           from the student artists and will
                                                                                                           be hung throughout Memorial
                                                                                                                                                the combined Eagle Bands
                                                                                                                                                playing a song from the Broad-      compete in the Essentially El-
                           By Joe Short                                                                                                         way musical Rent, followed by       lington Festival at the Lincoln
                                                                                                           in an effort to brighten up the
 Model Railroad club adviser Mr. Buchholz’s favorite things to                                                                                  what they called an “Eighties       Center in New York City. See
                                                                                                           school. The purchased pieces
do include organizing the club room, providing an opportunity for                                                                               Flashback,” a song which in-        related story on page.
kids to take up this hobby and just learning a new skill. Buch-
holz has not always done model trains, but when he was in grade         French Club end-of-year review
school, he did model airplanes.
 He actually started after he moved to Eau Claire and came to
                                                                             By Beth Ellingboe             sant, but from what I saw of                                Purple Wings
                                                                          French Club ended the year       what other people got, the food
the Model Railroad Club to help his son. When the former club
                                                                                                                                                     is a publication of the journalism class at:
                                                                        off with numerous fun things,      was also very well presented.”
adviser retired he took over so the club would not die out.             including a trip to Madison to     After about an hour of eating,
 He has been club adviser for three years and plans to continue         see the opera Faust, as well as    they headed off to the Madi-             Memorial High School, 2225 Keith Street,
for years to come. He ended this year with the Menomonie show           participating in Relay for Life.   son Opera House, which was                        Eau Claire, WI 54701
                                                                          Before they went to see the      breathtaking, according to Hill,
in April. Students who enjoy train shows are invited to join the
                                                                        opera, the French Club mem-        “by the chic architecture of the
MHS Model Railroad Club next fall.
                                                                        bers jaunted off to Café Soleil,   Opera. There were glass panes
                                                                                                                                                       Class members include: Steven Anderson,
                                                                        a French café in Madison.          instead of walls and beautiful             Tyler Anderson, Bailey Berg, John Classen,
  Student assignments                                                   According to Jocelyn Hill, a
                                                                        freshman who went on the trip
                                                                                                           chandeliers.” Although the
                                                                                                           opera was entirely in French,
                                                                                                                                                  Beth Ellingboe, Kelly Kemper, Josh Kroeninger,
All students have been assigned several                                 in May, said that “Everything      projection screens displayed                      Brittany Landorf, Nicole Lindell,
stories for this, the final edition of Purple                                                  there       translations of the dialogue and               Christian Phelps, Nikki Sell, Joe Short
                                                                                               was very    songs. Hill summed up the ex-
Wings for the school year 2008-2009.                                                           pristine,   perience by calling it both “fan-                       and Mitchell Thompson.
Each staff member was responsible for                                                          the walls   tastic” and “amazing!” “There
a minimum of three senior biographies                                                          were        was never a dull moment, even             Letters to the editor must be signed by the au-
                                                                                               painted     though at times the songs were
selected from a bucket filled with slips of                                                    a light     difficult to understand.”
                                                                                                                                                  thor. Provide your telephone number for editorial
paper bearing student names. Addition-                                                         shade of      The club also attended Relay         verification. Purple Wings’ editorial staff reserves
                                                                                  Hill         yellow,     for Life, where their campsite
ally, each student had a minimum of one                                                                                                           the right to edit lengthy letters depending on space
                                                                                               and the     featured a replication of the
other story to write. Each piece required                                                                                                         availability. Letters which appear to be libelous
                                                                        tables were perfectly set.”        Eiffel Tower, painted silver,
                                                                                                                                                  will not be printed. Typed letters may be submitted
a picture as well. Incomplete assignments                                 About the food there she         as well as red, white, and blue
                                                                        adds, “I didn’t have all that      streamers – the colors of the          via email to Mr. Niemuth, Purple Wings adviser or
have not been printed.                                                  much to eat, a chocolate crois-    French flag – and a tent.              given to any member of the newspaper staff.
                                                       Eagle Eye
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS                                                        FIRST-TIME EAU CLAIRE MEMORIAL ATHLETES
FOR students enteRing 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th & 12th gRades                                                            Sunday, August 2, 2009
         FOR the 2009-2010 schOOl YeaR                                            WHO:        Any student who has not previously participated in a sport at Memorial High School
                                                                                                           and wants to try out for a fall sport
                                                                                                            must attend this meeting with a parent.
Changes in the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law now require two
different vaccines for middle and high school students. Parents/Guard-            WHERE: Memorial High School        Auditorium
ians are required to have their children vaccinated or claim a waiver.            WHEN:       5:00 PM SHARP
 grades 9 and 10        tdap vaccine (1 dose)                                             Please make every attempt to attend the August 2nd orientation meeting.
                                                                                          First-time athletes who miss the orientation meeting on August 2nd must watch
 grade 6, 7 and 12      tdap (1 dose) and Varicella (2 doses)                             a videotape of the meeting with a parent/guardian AND must schedule a meet-
Tdap is the adolescent combination vaccine that protects against tetanus,                 ing with the head coach before the athlete will be allowed to try out or practice.
diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).                                               Athletes accompanied by a parent can do the video make-up on the following
                                                                                          dates and times:
The varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox (previously only one dose
was required).                                                                            Monday, August 10, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. in the Student Services conference room
                                                                                          Monday, August 17, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. in the Student Services conference room
What tO dO:
    •	 If your child has not already received the Tdap and/or the second va-                                           What to Bring
       ricella vaccine, please contact your medical provider or the Eau Claire
                                                                                      1. WIAA physical card signed by a licensed practicing physician or nurse practi-
       City-County Health Department.
                                                                                         tioner. The cards are available at Memorial and clinics. Physicals on file in the
                                                                                         athletic office must be dated after April 1, 2008 to allow athletes to compete this
    •	 When your child receives the vaccine, or if your child has already re-            school year.
       ceived the vaccine, give the date(s) of the immunization to your child’s
       school if you have not already done so.                                        2. The name of your health insurance carrier, athlete’s insurance policy number,
                                                                                         and emergency phone numbers.

    •	 If your child has already received a tetanus-containing vaccine within         3. Check to pay Athletic User Fee - payable to Memorial High School
       the last 5 years, they are compliant and a Tdap is not required.
       Please notify your child’s school of the date and type of vaccine re-
                                                                                  5:00-6:00                 Parents and first-time athletes -- Meet in Auditorium with
    •	 If your child has had the chicken pox disease or shingles, they do not                               the athletic director for code orientation.
       need the varicella vaccine. Please notify the school of the year your      6:00-7:00             Parents and first-time athletes -- Report to Commons to pay
                                                                                                            Athletic User Fee and turn in required forms.
       child had the disease.
                                                                                  7:00-8:00             Indivdual Sport Meetings -- Coaches will explain try-out proce-
                                                                                                            dures and provide information about the season.
    •	 To claim a waiver for health, religious, or personal conviction rea-
       sons, please complete a Student Immunization Record and return the         Spiritline                Coach Schroeder                    Back Gym
       signed form/record to your child’s school.                                 Cross Country             Coach Johnson                      Commons Room 1820
                                                                                  Football                  Coach Kling                        Auditorium Room 1305
For more information on these immunizations and/or for a Student Immu-            Women’s Golf              Coach                              Spanish Room 1288
                                                                                  Women’s Swim/Dive         Coach Green                        Choir Room 1320
nization Record, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services         Men’s Soccer              Coach Kite                         Little Theater Room 1310
                                                                                  Women’s Tennis            Coach Litscher                     Library Room 1850
website at Childhood
                                                                                  Volleyball                Coach Chapman                      Game Gym
immunizations are available free of charge at the Eau Claire City-County
Health Department via the Vaccines for Children Program.                                  RetuRning EAU CLAIRE MEMORIAL ATHLETES
For dates and times of the Health Department’s immunization clinics, please                                        Sunday, August 2, 2009
call the Eau Claire County Immunization Line at 715-839-2876.
                                                                                          WhO:              any student who wants to try out for a fall sport
Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov ntawv no los yog tsis totaub thiab                                       must attend this meeting with a parent to hear try
                                                                                                            out and specific sport information.
xav paub ntau tshaj no, koj hu rau peb cov txhais lus nyob tom koj tus
menyuam lub tsev kawm ntawv lawv mam pab txhais rau koj.                                  WHEN:             Individual Sport Meetings Begin at 7:00 pm.
Por favor consultar con uno de los BEA’s (ayudantes bilingües) de su              Spiritline                                 Coach Schroeder                   Back Gym
escuela para ayuda en leer este folleto.                                          cross country             coach Johnson                      commons Room 1820
                                                                                  Football                  Coach Kling                      Auditorium Room 1305
                                                                                  Women’s Golf              Coach                    Spanish Room 1288

Parking permits will be sold Monday,                                              Women’s Swim/Dive
                                                                                  Men’s Soccer
                                                                                                            Coach Green
                                                                                                            Coach Kite
                                                                                                                                     Choir Room 1320
                                                                                                                                             Little Theater Room 1310

August 31 and Tuesday, September
                                                                                                                           Old Abe Baseball

    1 from 7:30 am to 3:15 pm.                                                          Women’s Tennis Coach Litscher
                                                                                                                                      Library Room 1850
                                                                                                                                              Coach Chapman
                                                                                  Game Gym

     Parking permits will not be sold                                                                             What to Bring
    during orientation. Parking permit                                                1. WIAA physical card signed by a licensed practicing physician or nurse practi-
                                                                                         tioner. The cards are available at Memorial and clinics. Physicals on file in the

        forms can be found in the                                                         athletic office must be dated after April
                                                                                          this school year.
                                                                                                                                         1, 2008 to allow athletes to compete

            attendance office.                                                        2. The name of your health insurance carrier, athlete’s insurance policy number,
                                                                                         and emergency phone numbers.
                        Attention parents!                                            3. Check to pay Athletic User Fee - payable to Memorial High School
    Please contact the MHS registrar if there is any change in your home
address, email address, employment location/phone number, emergency                                                                AGENDA
contact person or medical information.                                                    1. Coaches will go over try-out and practice information, rules, and team expecta-
  The Memorial administration and student services need this                                 tions.
information in order to contact parents in the event of an emergency or                   2. Coaches will go over the athletic code changes since last school year, and parents
other timely communication.                                                                 as well as athletes who have not signed this year’s code will then sign the code.
  Phone Memorial at 852-6314 and ask for the registrar, or email at                       3. All returning athletes report to Commons to pay Athletic User Fee and turn in                                                                required forms.

                                                                                  Please make every attempt to attend the August 2nd Individual Sport meeting. Athletes and parents
                                                                                  who miss the Individual Sport meeting MUST schedule a meeting with that head coach. The coach
                                                                                  must go over the 2009-10 athletic code changes with the parent and the athlete before the athlete
                                                                                  will be allowed to try out or practice.

             parents of graduates!
                        Post-graduation Plans                                                                                                        5

American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New          St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)         University of Wisconsin – Madison
York City, NY)                                      Khrystine Carlile                                  Laura Fleming
Anthony LaGuardia                                   Jon Collins                                        Allison Gilmore
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)                Ryan Digney                                        Kate Gutkowski
Caitlyn Spickler                                    Scott Guite                                        Lexi Handrick
Bismarck State College (Bismarck, ND)               Mitch Hunsley                                      Kevin Harp
Carson Axness                                       Garrett Julson                                     John Idso
Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire,      Alexandra Karr                                     Tony Lor
WI)                                                 Tess Slaggie                                       Shannon Phillips
Cory Bauer                                          St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)                  Joelle Rendon
Andrew Bluem                                        Lauren Anderson                                    Joe Shock
Alexis Brown                                        University of Alaska - Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)   Molly Taylor
Marc DeLeo                                          Erin O’Brien                                       Christina Wiedbusch
Emily Ennis                                         University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)                 Melissa Xiong
Kristen Eskew                                       Samantha Giehll                                    University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
John Fellenz                                        University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)             Andrew Johnson
Megan Gooden                                        Alexander Ayres                                    Emily Klug
Marcus Holtman                                      University of Minnesota – Duluth                   Lindsey Levasseur
Andrew Johnson                                      Joe Ackerman                                       Nolan Murphy
Randi Johnson                                       Jake Davis                                         Britlyn Neumann
Ron Johnson                                         Dominic DelVecchio                                 Shelby O’Reilly
Stacy Stagliano                                     Corrie Hegwood                                     Clara Oehlert
Talon Kendzior                                      Kyle Staff                                         Dan Tainter
Morian Kinl                                         Steven Vold                                        Jacob Tio
Ivy Lannigan                                        Jake Webber                                        Danielle Voepel
David Lauer                                         University of Minnesota – Twin Cities              Jake Wagner
Torien Leath                                        Garett Bluemn                                      Trinity Whitney
Jessie Lowe                                         Shelise Decal                                      University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Angie McCann                                        Julie Gilasevitch                                  Andrew Carlson
Carlie Mooney                                       Rachel Hayden                                      University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Ashley Nerison                                      Brianna Nicolet                                    Courtney Deetz
Tess Neuhouse                                       Leah O’Leary                                       Samantha Harkness
Camille Niemuth                                     James Pierson                                      Samuel Hetzel
Kate Padjen                                         Geoff Rasmussen                                    Kinsey Past
Ashley Rhodes                                       Sam Reid                                           University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Dylan Rowan                                         Emma Richie                                        Betty Martinez
Samantha Russell                                    Bryan Rineck                                       Josi Schultz
Joe Schieffer                                       Kelly Rinehart                                     Ashley Voss
Alicia Spieking                                     Jessica Warffuel                                   University of Wisconsin – Stout (Menomonie, WI)
Gabrielle Stanton                                   University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)       Austin Johannsen
Amy Sturz                                           Dylan Molitor                                      Josh Lruz
Nolan Wagner                                        University of Northern Colorado (Greenly, CO)      Scott Mahler
Camden Wesley                                       Karl Markgraf                                      Ashley Peterson
Cody Wilson                                         University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)            Brooke Pinkston
Matthew Xiong                                       Anna Hilgedick                                     Collin Porter
Tom Xiong                                           Candace Svoma                                      Dylan Russell
Keng Yang                                           Eric Weber                                         Tim Saxe
Florida State Univeristy (Tallahassee, FL)          University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)            Courtney Schoenberger
John Agens                                          Maya Johnson                                       Derek Wenino
Globe University (Eau Claire, WI)                   University of Wisconsin – Barron County (Rice      University of Wisconsin - Superior
Bailee Carlson                                      Lake, WI)                                          Tyler Lattimore
Nikki Dean                                          James Gumbert                                      Western Wisconsin Technical College (La Crosse,
Nicole Dean                                         University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire               WI)
Lauren Evans                                        Megan Abel                                         Adam Winistorfer
Rachel Frey                                         Shelby Babl                                        Winona State University (Winona, MN)
Hamline University (St. Paul, MN)                   Mitch Brown                                        Dana Gallagher
Madeline Rozeske                                    Katherine Carter                                   Anna Gregory
Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie,   Brittany Cramer                                    Andrew Kasmarek
MI)                                                 Jenny Geary                                        Rita Ludwig
Häns Riedel                                         Jordan Glenna                                      Sarah Majowski
Lawrence University (Appleton, WI)                  Jordyn Goldback                                    Sarah McCarthy
Kate Siakpeke                                       Thea Gutsch                                        Keegan Meier
Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)                   Elizabeth Jurmain                                  Joe Prock
Emily Humphreys                                     John Konz                                          Valparaiso Univeristy (Valparaiso, IN)
Erin O’Leary                                        Erin Kriener                                       Kaitlin Forke
Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI)        Logan Leske                                        Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI)
Jeff Campbell                                       Sheng Lor                                          Aaron Hanson
Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)                Lauren Lube                                        Kyle Spencer
Joesph Detrich                                      Meghan Lynch
Minnesota State University (Mankato, MN)            Florent Marco                                      MILITARY
Michelle Callaghan                                  Elise Marty                                        United States Army
Samantha Grosskopf                                  Katrina Mateski                                    Skylar Madson
Jimmie Mattson                                      Mitch Miles                                        United States Navy
Montana State University – Bozeman                  Taylor Pieper                                      Blake Howe
Kate Ebert                                          Allen Sandberg                                     Steven Wishnak
Tyler Heinz                                         Chelsie Schneider
North Central College (Naperville, IL)              Ryan Schorbahn                                     WORK FORCE
Hannah Starr                                        Amy Sires                                          Steve Anderson
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights,     Selena Stanley                                     Cory Bassett
KY)                                                 Samantha Thompson                                  David Fares
Gennie Galfano                                      Alex Widstrand                                     Rita Gottung
Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)        University of Wisconsin - Green Bay                Jerry Herrick
Paige LaPoint                                       Lauren Anibas                                      Khalid Moustafa
NTI (Eden Prairie, WI)                              Jenny Gumz
Daniel Hepburn                                      Jenny Lump                                         UNDECIDED
Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)        University of Wisconsin – La Crosse                Donald Callaghan
Rachel Wrobel                                       Erin Buth                                          Adam Embke
Professional Hair Design Academy (Eau Claire,       Megan Gross                                        Kasey Lee
WI)                                                 Paige Hayden                                       Kyle McIntyre
Heidi Smith                                         Nora Reinbacher                                    Derek Phillips
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville           Leah Rush                                          Nick Schaefer
Kylie Spann                                         Cali Schultz                                       Sam Sires
South Mountain Community College (Phoenix, AZ)      Elizabeth Steigerwald
Will Fadness                                        Janessa Welke
                                                            Senior Profiles
     Cory Bauer                        In his spare time Bauer really         Heidi Smith                     thing many can attest to. She           Nick Schaefer                     ers just gave busy work and it
                                                                                                                                                                                        was really pointless.”
     By Steven Anderson              enjoys swimming and hunt-                 By Brittany Landorf            describes her tenure at Memo-                 By Nikki Sell
                                                                                                              rial with a succinct, “Chaotic,”                                            Asked if his experience at
  “Take advantage of your time       ing, whether it’s with a gun or       A lively blonde, Heidi Smith                                               Senior Nick Schaefer has
                                                                                                              a one word description that is                                            MHS was a positive thing, he
                                     bow. Bauer learned a lot about                            has spent                                           big plans after Memorial High
here, it really goes by fast,”                                                                                full of immersed memories and                                             was quick to respond. “Yes
                                     school and life during his fresh-                         more then                                           School. He will attend the
says Senior Cory Bauer. Bauer                                                                                 fond recollections.                                                       very, I got into the college I
                                                                                               one favorite                                        University of St. Thomas and
                      is a very      man year when, he claimed,                                                 According to Smith, her big-                                            wanted and managed to hold a
                                                                                               moment in                                           major in business.
                      interesting    he always got into trouble.                                              gest change throughout high                                               good GPA. I think most of my
                                                                                               the halls of                                          His favorite memories at
                                     Sometimes he would get one or                                            school was, “Becoming more                                                classes and teachers prepared
                      guy. He                                                                  MHS. She                                            MHS were the teachers. “They
                                                                                                              responsible and getting ready                                             me for the world after high
                      plans to go    two lunch detentions a week,                              looks back                                          were always ready to help and
                                                                                                              for college.”                                                             school.” Schaefer sees himself
                                     but said he really learned a lot                          reminis-                                                                  were a
                      the Chippe-                                              Smith                            As she continues on the next                                            in ten years a college graduate
                                     that year and never got another                           cently on                                                                 lot of
                      wa Valley                                                                               stepping stone in her journey,                                            with a career and income. He
                                                                                               her days as                                                               fun,
                      Technical      lunch detention since the begin-                                         the PHD Hair Academy in Eau                                               isn’t sure yet about family and
                                                                         a young, naïve frosh and recalls                                                                some of
                      College        ning of his sophomore year.                                              Claire, Smith points out that the                                         kids but will think about more
      Bauer                                                              those first tentative days to be                                                                them.
                                       Also, during Bauer’s fresh-                                            hardest thing about leaving Me-                                           in the future.
                      in the fall,                                       her best.                                                                                       My
                                                                                                              morial forever will be, “Seeing                                             When asked if he had any ad-
                      where he       man year, he took a trip to           Smith herself is one of the                                                                   favorite
                                                                                                              all my friends because we are                                             vice for the incoming freshman
                                     Florida. He went to Disney          lucky teenagers graduat-                                                                        teacher
will enter their transfer pro-                                                                                all getting separated and going                                           he had a lot to offer, “Enjoy it.
                                     World and now says that trip to     ing from Memorial without                                                                       is Mrs.
gram.                                                                                                         to different colleges.”                                                   You always hear it goes by fast,
                                                                         any significant embarrassing                                                                    Rush
  Bauer hopes to get most of         Florida was the greatest vaca-
                                                                         memories, which is not some-                                                     Schaefer       because
                                                                                                                                                                                        and it’s true. It goes by so fast,
his general courses out of the       tion of his life.                                                                                                                                  I can’t believe it. Be involved
                                                                                                                                                                         she            and have fun. You’re only here
way through this program and           Of any superheroes in the                                                                                   was always ready to help.”
eventually move on to a four-        world, Bauer would choose             Garrett Bluemn                     the jazz competition in New
                                                                                                                                                   Schaefer’s worst memory was
                                                                                                                                                                                        for four years so make the best
                                                                                                                                                                                        of it. Go out and enjoy being
                                     Superman as his favorite. When           By Brittany Landorf             York, “Everyone was alike in         homework. “Most of the teach-
year college like the University                                                                                                                                                        young.”
                                     Bauer is just hanging out and         With his characteristic easy-      that they all really enjoy play-
of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
                                     wants something to listen to,       going personality, Garrett           ing music, especially jazz, it
Before Bauer begins at the tech
                                     he will listen to a wide variety    Bluemn reflects back on his          didn’t matter what skill level
he plans to work as much as
he can to save up for college.       of things based on what kind of                           high school    they are.” In addition to his              Kate Ebert                     that I was interested in,” she
                                                                                                                                                                                        said about the area, mentioning
                                     mood he is in that day; any-                              career and     tenure in the jazz and concert            By Beth Ellingboe
He currently works at Chicken                                                                                                                                                           the ski resorts and hiking trails
                                                                                               points         bands, Garrett also participated                             It’s
Unlimited.                           thing from country to rock to                                                                                                                      that were nearby the campus.
                                                                                                              in hockey and football as well                             normal for
  Bauer has been in Memorial’s       (sometimes) even rap.                                     out that                                                                                   This summer Ebert is plan-
                                                                                                                                                                         seniors to
                                       Bauer has really enjoyed his                            although it    as Key Club.                                                              ning on working a lot to cover
wrestling program for three                                                                                                                                              be excited
                                                                                               was good         When he graduates, Gar-                                                 the costs of tuition, as well as
years and was on the varsity         time here and just wants to                                                                                                         about the
                                                                                                              rett will be venturing into the                                           traveling to Peru for the Span-
squad for all of them. Bauer         tell everyone that they need to                           he is “very                                                               indepen-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ish Trip.
                                     cherish their time here and have                          excited        fast-paced city lights of Min-                             dence that
says the University of Colorado                                               Bluemn                                                                                                      Ebert spent her time at Me-
                                                                                               and eager      neapolis at the University of                              comes with
Buffalos football team is his        fun in everything they do.                                                                                                                         morial on the swim team for
                                                                                                              Minnesota. A math whiz who                                 moving out
favorite sports team.                                                                          to leave as                                                                              four years, which she counts
                                                                                                              enjoys taking classes such as               Ebert          to college
                                                                                                                                                                                        as, “My main thing in school.”
                                                                         soon as possible.” He will be                                                                   and Kate
                                                                         leaving behind four memorable        AP Macroeconomics and AP                                                  She also was in academic
                                                                                                                                                                         Ebert is no
                                     is her Business Co-Op class.                                                                                                                       decathlon, and really likes
Brooke Pinkston                      She works at Northstar Middle
                                                                         years, saturated with experi-        Calculus, he plans to double
                                                                                                              major in finance and marketing.
                                                                                                                                                   exception. Her greatest fear
                                                                                                                                                   about living on her own: “I’m
                                                                                                                                                                                        Spanish, although she didn’t
    By Christian Phelps              School at the end of the day.       ences, not the least of which                                                                                  participate in Spanish Club.
                                                                         was the New York jazz trip.            Besides the frenzied studying      kind of worried about my cook-
  Brooke Pinkston is a cheerful      She feels like it has been a                                                                                                                         Her favorite memories of
                                                                                                              he will have to take on, Garrett     ing,” she says. “I don’t make
Memorial senior with a positive      beneficial and pleasurable            Garrett has been playing the                                                                                 high school include the dances.
                                                                                                                                                   much except for microwave-
viewpoint on virtually all situa-    experience.                         trombone since middle school         plans to continue with his love                                           “I try to go to a lot of sport-
                                                                                                                                                   able food.”
tions and a way of bringing hu-         On a social level, MHS has                                            of jazz in the numerous oppor-                                            ing events,” Ebert also said.
                                                                         and was enamored with the                                                   Ebert is headed off to Mon-
                       mor along     created a much larger circle of                                          tunities offered in the cities.                                           Although she did participate
                                                                         atmosphere he encountered at                                              tana State University where she
                       with her      friends for Pinkston. She has                                                                                                                      in many activities in school,
                                                                                                                                                   will participate in the pre-med-
                       every-        met many people she didn’t                                                                                                                         Ebert’s greatest regret about
                                                                                                                                                   ical program. Although she is
                       where she
                       goes. As
                                     know or talk to before by talk-
                                     ing to them in classes and at-
                                                                                  Josephine                   Khalid Moustafa                      unsure of what to specialize in,
                                                                                                                                                                                        her time here was that “I wish
                                                                                                                                                                                        I would’ve gotten into more
                                                                                                                  By Josh Kroeninger               Ebert says that she is interested
                       she re-
                       flected on
                                     tending school dances. “I think
                                     it makes high school more fun
                                                                                  Schultz                       Khalid Mustafa is a friendly,      in oncology, whether it is radi-
                                                                                                                                                                                        activities freshmen year.”
                                                                                                                                                                                          While she is excited to meet
                                                                                  By Nicole Lindell           optimistic senior who is excited     ology or surgical. She toured
                       her high      if you get involved and go to                                                                                                                      new people, she says that she’ll
       Pinkston        school
                                                                         Josephine “Josi” Schultz has at-     to enter the real world. He was      the university over winter
                                     dances and things,” she said.                                                                                                                      miss “seeing all the people that
                                                                         tended Memorial High School          born in Egypt where he also          break, and says that location
                       years            This summer, Pinkston plans                                                                                                                     I’ve grown up with.”
                                                                         for the last four years and,         attended elementary and middle       factored into her decision. It
and looked to the years ahead,       to relax and prepare for the                               as any        school, before he and his fam-       has “a lot of recreational stuff
she smiled and laughed at the        year ahead. She looks forward                              senior,       ily moved to Wisconsin.
thought of each event, know-         to babysitting for experience                              appears         After
ing that she has enjoyed nearly      and money, as well as just                                                                                                                           If he could meet anyone, dead
                                                                                                bitterly      attending                            he likes going out to eat and
everything and plans to keep it      spending time with family and                                                                                                                      or alive, it would be President
                                                                                                anxious       Menom-                               hanging out with his family. He
that way.                            friends close to home. Next                                                                                                                        Obama, but the person he looks
                                                                                                for what-     onie High                            has one sibling, an older sister,
  One memory that Pinkston           school year, she will be attend-                                                                                                                   up to the most is his teacher
                                                                                                ever lies     School, he                           but no pets. He doesn’t play
will carry with her throughout       ing UW-Stout. “I think I’m                                                                                                                         Mr. Schemberger, because he
                                                                                                ahead.        spent his                            or watch any sports. Instead
her life from the MHS years is       prepared. I’ve had good teach-                                                                                                                     is kind, smart, and fair about
                                                                                                       Josi   last two                             he enjoys reading, especially
Spirit Line. For the past two        ers and good friends here at               Schultz         plans to      years here                           about animals. He likes music        everything.
years, she has enjoyed the com-      Memorial and I’m ready,” she                                                                                                                          His biggest goal is to become
                                                                                                attend        at Memo-                             of all kinds, but particularly
petition and camaraderie that        explained. As someone who                                                                                                                          a U.S. citizen sometime after he
                                                                         UW-Stevens Point this fall for       rial. Like                           likes country.
being on the Spirit Line team        has always loved helping and                                                               Moustafa                                                graduates.
                                                                         basketball, where she is think-      many                                   Someday, Mustafa hopes to
has provided. This year, they        spending time with kids, she                                                                                                                         Khalid says the thing he en-
                                                                         ing of majoring in education.        other                                someday travel somewhere out-
traveled to Minnesota for com-       has decided to pursue a degree                                                                                                                     joyed the most about Memorial
                                                                         Memories of Memorial will            seniors,                             side Wisconsin. He would most
peting purposes and eventually       in Early Childhood Education.                                                                                                                      were the teachers, citing all of
                                                                         forever linger with her.             Mustafa says he enjoyed high         like to go back to his homeland
advanced to the State competi-       Overall, whatever she ends up                                                                                                                      them as great. He feels pre-
                                                                               Like peas with carrots         school and cites math as his         of Egypt to revisit all the places
tion where they placed sixth.        doing in the future, Pinkston is                                                                                                                   pared for what the real world
                                                                         and X with O, Josi Schultz           favorite subject.                    he used to know. He’d also like
Pinkston was proud and excited       leaving Memorial with nothing                                                                                                                      and the work force have in
                                                                         matches with basketball. From          When he graduates he               to see other parts of America
to be a part of the success.         but fond memories and positive                                                                                                                     store, and feels great things can
                                                                         the smell of a freshly-victorious    plans to enter the work force,       including Minnesota and New
  One thing about her senior         experiences—and a smile on                                                                                                                         be expected of him.
                                                                         locker room to the feel of the       preferably working in retail         York.
year she has been enjoying           her face.                           hardwood gymnasium Josi has          or something similar. For fun
                                                                         centered herself, for the most
Jordyn Goldbach                      a dance studio and spends           part, around the basketball

                                                                                                                              All A’s Dr iving Sc hool
                                     time with her two nieces. She       court. Here is where she has
      By Beth Ellingboe              doesn’t belong to any sport         experienced euphoric highs to
  Most people are not fortunate      teams or clubs, but says that
                                                                                                                               2425 Se ym our Road
                                                                         tear-jerking lows; it is where
enough to say that they were         she really likes math and sci-      she has some of the best, and
accepted into both of their top      ence; “I’m a big nerd,” she         some of the worst (but mostly
schools, but Jordyn Goldbach
is one of the lucky few. Both
                                     said.                               best) memories.                                        Summer Driving Deal May-August 2009
                                       Looking ahead Goldbach
                                                                                She loved being with her                            If your child is 15 years old this summer sign up
                                     says, “I would love to run a        teammates and considers those
                         Claire      hospital, either that or be a                                                                      for driver’s education at our 2006 price of
                                                                         some of the finest memories
                         and Uni-    surgeon,” and she would like to     of Memorial. One particularly                                                        $275.00
                         versity     live “somewhere warm; I don’t       grand memory of Josi’s took                                          (includes class time and drive times)
                         of Min-     like winter.” Along with this,
                         nesota      she wants to study abroad in
                                                                         place just one year ago when
                                                                         she was suspended. Her junior
                                                                                                              Class Dates                 /        Times: Call ASAP, slots fill up quickly!
                         (UM)        either South America or Africa.     year, she recalls, “pantsing” a
                                       Her favorite memories of
                                     high school include going to
                                                                         certain sophomore in the gym-        June 8 to 26th:                        8:00 to 10:00 AM
                                                                         nasium, “I only meant to pull
                         Gold-       the football and basketball         down his shorts!” Josi says.         June 8 to 26th:                       12:00 to 2:00 PM
bach; now she is left with           games, as well as the school              Through the years Josi
choosing between the two.            dances. About leaving MHS,          wasn’t a fan of high school
  “I really want to be in a big
city,” Goldbach said, although
                                     she says that, “I don’t know if     drama, and spent the majority        July 6 to 24th:                        8:00 to 10:00 AM
                                     I’ll miss this school in general    of her time with her friends and
she notes that while Eau Claire      – I’ll miss seeing everyone         playing sports. She is saddened
                                                                                                              July 6 to 24th:                       12:00 to 2:00 PM
isn’t necessarily big, she’s         everyday.” She also says that       by the thoughts of her last bas-
heard that UM is different than
what she’s been exposed to in
                                     while she is excited that she
                                     won’t have the rules of living at
                                                                         ketball game at Memorial, but        August 10 to 28th:                     8:00 to 10:00 AM
                                                                         is looking forward.
our town. Before heading off
to one of these schools, she
                                     home anymore, she is nervous              Josi says “Clubs are           August 10 to 28th:                    12:00 to 2:00 PM
                                     about having to pay bills and       my biggest regret, if I could
plans on spending the summer         other responsibilities.             go back and do it all again I
having one last hoorah with her        Her last words for the MHS
group of friends.                    student body: “Everyone
                                                                         would—it’s just hard with all
                                                                         the sports.” Josi is currently
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                                                             Senior Profile

     Tom Xiong                           Tom Xyooj                        Mailee Xiong                       Nws nyiam siv sijhawm
                                                                                                           nrog nws tsevneeg thiab lajtos
                                                                                                                                                Victor Ikechukwy                         Joe Schieffer
        By John Classen              Losntawm John Classen                                                                                                                               By Brittany Landorf
                                                                           By Steven Anderson              txog hnub kawm tag high             Chukwuden Oneigbo
       “Friends” was the first       “Phoojywg” yog thawj los uas                                                                                                                      Responsibility is the foun-
                                                                         Mailee Xiong, or “Merit” as       school kom tau sijhawm nrog                  By Joe Short
thing that Tom Xiong said          nws teb thaum nug txog nws tias     she is known at school, was         lawm ntxiv.                           Victor’s post high school           dation behind Joe Shieffer’s
when he was asked about            yam dabtsi uas koj yuav ncot-       born in Thailand. She moved           Cov yeebyaj duab uas nws          plans include going to Stanford       success at
what he will miss the most         shaj nyob rau hauv high school.     to Eau Claire from Thailand in      nyiamtshaj yog cov ua txog                               University       Memorial.
                       about       “Kuv tsim tau ntau txoj kev nco     1992. Xiong and her family are      kev hlub tuaj Thaibteb tuaj                              and study-
                       high        nrog kuv tej phoojywg thiab tej                                                                                                                   Accord-
                                                                       very big into Hmong tradi-          thiab tus hunkauj uas nws                                ing an unde-
                       school.     uas nrog kuv kawm ntawv uake                                                                                                                      ing to this
                                                                       tions. Every month Xiong            nyiamtshaj yog “Maiv” – ib                               cided major
                       “I’ve       thiab nws yuav yog ib qho tusiab                                                                                                                  computer
                                                                       and her family go to a festival     tug ntxhais hunkauj Hmoob.                               at this point.
                       made        heev thaum peb sibncaim.”                                                                                                                         obsessed
                                                                       in the Twin Cities, and every       Maivlis haistias nws nyiam                               He is hop-
                       a lot of      Txoj kev uas Tom twb xaiv         year they go to a very big New      kob daj thiab nws nyiam                                  ing by the       senior, Me-
                       good        tau thiab yuav taug tomqab high                                                                                  Oneigbo
        Xiong                                                          Year festival at UW-EC. During      thaum nws tsevneeg noj mov                               end of his       morial has          Schieffer
                       memories    school yog ib txoj zoo rauqhov      these festivals Xiong wears her     ntxuag nqaij qaib, uas yog ib                            sophomore        taught him
                       with my     tsis yog nws yuav tsim dua ib       traditional Hmong dresses and       pluag mov uas lawv tsevneeg         year he will have a decided
peers and classmates and will      yam tshiab thiab zoodua tab                                                                                                                       to be, “Responsible, organized
                                                                       other traditional possessions.      ibtxwm noj.                         major. He also hopes to be able
be sad when we part ways.”         tsuasyog yuav pab lwm leej                                                                                                                        and respectable,”
                                                                         In her free time, Xiong loves       Maivlis haistias nws yuav         to decide who he is and what he
       The path that Xiong         lwm tus hauv lub zej lub zos.                                                                                                                       Shieffer also describes his
                                                                       gardening and just being out-       cimntsoov nws cov phoojywg          wants in life.
has chosen to take after high      Tomqab Tom tiav hauv lub tsev                                                                                                                     four year high school experi-
                                                                       side enjoying the nice weather      nyob hauv Memorial tag-               One of his favorite high
school is a good one because       Kawmntawv Memorial lawm             while she is in the garden.         nrho, tabsis nws yuav tsis          school memories is his fresh-         ence as, “Fun and relaxed,”
he will not only be develop-       nws yuav nkag mus rau kev tswj      Xiong also enjoys watching          muaj hnub tsis nco tej lus          men year. “The thing that sticks      with an emphasis on the fun.
ing new qualities but will         kevcai thiab ciasiab tias yuav      Hmong movies from Thailand          tsodag tsoluag nrog nws tej         out the most of that year is          There is no doubt that Joe did
be helping other people in         dhau mus ua ib tug tub ceevxwm      that she buys in the Twin Cities    phooywg thiab tagnrho nws           Mr. Raney’s freshmen English
community as well. After           lossis tub tswjcai ib hnubtwg.                                                                                                                    not share in many amusing mo-
                                                                       when she goes to the Hmong          cov xibhwb, tshwjxeeb Mr.           class. It was very intimidating
Xiong graduates from Memo-           Tom, zoo xwsli lwmtus, kuj                                                                                                                      ments, from watching his friend
                                                                       festivals.                          Schemberger.                        being at high school and he
rial High School he plans to       txawj ntau yam tshajli nws cov                                                                                                                    accidently pull one of the safety
                                                                         She loves to spend time with                                          made it go easier by being there
go into law enforcement and        tawtes seevcev. “Qho yam zoo                                                                                                                      showers in science class to try-
                                                                       her family and can’t wait to be                                         for us students. We had some-
hopes to become a police           uas kuv tau ua lub sijhawm          able to spend more time with         Feuecheeh Vue                      one we could feel comfortable         ing out for hockey his freshman
or law enforcement officer         tseem kawm ntawd mas yog            them once she is done with             By Steven Anderson               with.”                                and sophomore years.
someday.                           kawm kom yus paub yus                                                          I don’t know if you
                                                                       high school.                                                              In middle school he recalls,         As the school year draws to
   Xiong, like many others,        tuskheej, thiab, tshaj tagnrho,                                        will meet a nicer senior than
                                                                         Her favorite movies are love                                          “We had what was called
has developed many talents         tsis txhob ntshai qhia yus yog                                         Feuecheeh Vue. Vue is a very                                               an end, Joe is preparing himself
                                                                       stories from Thailand and her                                           Creative Problem Solving. I
other than his dancing skills.     leejtwg rau lwmtus,” Tom hais.                                         big film fan; earlier this year                                            for attending a six year IT
                                                                       favorite music singer is “Mai”-                                         remember that had helped me a
“Some of the qualities I made         Tej yam zoo no tau tshwm                                            Vue entered the community’s                                                networking program at Chip-
                                                                       a Hmong singer. Xiong says                                              lot.” He also recalls, “We made
during high school was learn-      nyob rau hauv tej koomhaum                                                                    24 or 48                                            pewa Valley Technical Col-
                                                                       her favorite color is yellow                                            props and had to act them out at
ing to be myself, and, above       thiab kev uasi uas Tom tau koom                                                               hour film
                                                                       and she loves when her family                                           other schools.”                       lege (CVTC) in the fall. For
all, not being afraid to show      nrog lub sijhawm uas nws nyob                                                                 contest. He
                                                                       has rice and chicken, which is                                            From elementary he remem-           a technically-inclined student,
other people who you really        rau hauv high school. Tom tau                                                                 hopes to
                                                                       one of her family’s traditional                                         bers the end of the year parties.     this is a great opportunity for
are,” stated Xiong.                koom nrog xwlis lub Koomhaum                                                                  one day be-
                                                                       meal.                                                                   “We would play games, sing
   These qualities were noticed    Multi Cultural thiab tau koom                                                                 come a film                                         him to do something he loves,
                                                                         Xiong says she will always                                            songs and miss class.”
in some of the clubs and           tejyam nyob rau hauv tsev                                                                     director.                                           “The program is a CISCO certi-
                                                                       remember all her friends here                                             Oneigbo was born in Enaga,
activities Xiong took part in      kawmntawv ibyam li No Snow                                                                          Once                                          fication that will prepare me for
                                                                       at Memorial, but she will                                               Nigeria Jan. 24, 1991. He starts
throughout his high school         Show uas tejzaum koj twb pom                                                                  he gradu-                                           a job in the networking field.”
                                                                       definitely never forget joking               Vue                        his first term at Stanford Sept.
career. Xiong has participated     nws dhia nws tej kev seevcev –                                                                ates from
                                                                       around with all of her teachers,                                        22 of 2009.
in clubs such as the Multi-        break dance uas covcov ntawd.                                                                 Memo-
                                                                       especially Mr. Schemberger.
Cultural Club and has partici-     Thaum nws tsis nyob ntawd, koj                                         rial Vue plans to go UW-Eau
                                                                                                                                               orchestra this semester due to              Although Vue is from a
pated in school events such as     yuav nrhiav tau nws nyob rau                                           Claire for either a semester or
                                                                                                                                               scheduling conflicts.                 Hmong family, he said that his
the No Snow Show where you
might have seen him show
                                   tom lub qhovrooj cuaj uantej
                                   yauv xaus kev kawm ntawv nrog
                                                                         Maivlis Xyooj                    year and check out some film
                                                                                                          classes. From Eau Claire Vue
                                                                                                                                                      When Vue isn’t spending        family has become very Ameri-
                                                                        Losntawm Steven Ander-                                                 his spare time around music,          canized and they only really
off some of his difficult break    nws tsoom phoojywg xyaum                                               plans to either go to Chicago or
                                                                                 son                                                           he really enjoys action figures.      follow some of the big Hmong
dancing moves. When he             tej seevcev cov uas nyuajnyuaj                                         the west coast, mainly Seattle,
                                                                         Maivlis Xyooj, lossis “Merit”                                         Vue is a very big Transformers        traditions, like wedding rituals
wasn’t there, you might have       ntawd.                                                                 to further pursue film and art
                                                                       rawsli paub nyob rau hauv tsev                                          fan and he has many transform-        and funerals.
seen him by the entrance of          Yog lam muaj tej yam uas Tom                                         schooling.
                                                                       kawmntawv, yug nyob Thai-                                               er action figures. When asked                Vue is one of the coolest
door nine just before school       yuav tsis nco txog lub caij uas                                                Vue said that one of his
                                                                       bteb. Nws tuaj rau Zos Dejnt-                                           if he had a favorite super-hero       people you will meet. I will not
ends with his friends busting      nws kawm high school, qhov                                             favorite things or memories
                                                                       shiab no xyoo 1992. Maivlis                                             Vue wasn’t sure, but he said          be surprised at all if someday
out some of those moves.           ntawd yuav yog pluas su. “Kuv                                          at Memorial was the Japanese
                                                                       thiab nws tsevneeg kuj coob                                             if it counted he would defi-          we see Feuecheeh Vue’s name
   If there is anything that       tsis paub, pluas su mas ibtxwm                                         program. Vue has been in Japa-
                                                                       rawsli Hmoob ibtxwm muaj.                                               nitely take Optimus Prime from        as a film director in Hollywood.
Xiong will not miss the about      tsis ntximqabkiag rau kuv.”                                            nese all through high school
                                                                         Txhuatxhua hli Maivlis                                                Transformers.
his high school years, that          Tom, los, kuj tsis nyiam kawm                                        and even has done some extra
                                                                       thiab nws tsevneeg mus koom
thing would be lunch. “I                                                                                  curricular activities through

                                   ntawv hauvtsev – homework.          koobtsheej nyob rau tom
don’t know, the lunch here         “Kuv tsis nyiam kawm ntawv                                             Japanese. With the Japanese
                                                                       Nroogntxaib – Twin Cities,
was never really appealing to      hauv tsev, tabsis thaum kuv mus                                        program Vue has visited vari-
                                                                       thiab txhua lub xyoo lawv kuj
me.”                               rau qibsiab lawd kuv yuav tau                                          ous elementary schools to teach
                                                                       mus koom lub Tsiab Pebcaug
   Also, Xiong was never a fan     rausiabtshaj rauqhov nws yuav                                          Japanese.
                                                                       loj nyob rau ntawm lub Tsev

                                                                                                                                                                        to the
of homework. “I didn’t like        pab kuv dhau mus ua tus tub                                                    In his free time he enjoys
                                                                       Kawmntawv Qibsiab Zos
homework, but when I go to         ceevxwm uas kuv pheej ntshaw                                           being around music, whether
                                                                       Dejntshiab. Nyob rau cov
college I will be able to take     thiab xav ua thaum kuv nkag                                            it is listening or practicing for
it more seriously because it                                           koobtsheej no Maivlis uazam
                                   kawm kev tswj kevcai lawm.”         Hmoob thiab lwmyam uas             the orchestra. Vue was in the
will help me become the cop
                                                                                                          Orchestra program at Memo-

                                                                                                                                                        Class of 2009
I want to be when I enter law                                          Hmoob ibtxwm muaj.
enforcement.”                                                            Thaum nws xyeej sijhawm,         rial where he played violin,
                                                                       Maivlis nyiam mus ua teb thiab     but wasn’t able to continue

    Jenny Gerry                      Gerry said that performing is     nyob nraumzoov vim tej huab-
                                                                       cua zoo thaum nws nyob tom
       By Bailey Berg              very important to her. You may
                                   have seen Gerry earlier this year   teb. Maivlis kuj nyiam saib
  Senior Jenny Gerry was a                                             tej yeebyaj duab Hmoob uas
                                   in the Varsity Show, where she
very active part of Memorial                                           ua tim Thaibteb tuaj thiab nws
                                   sang “Benjamin” by SDKLGJ:S.
over the last four years- yet                                          yuav tom Zos Ntxaib los.
                                   Gerry has had numerous gigs,
she’s sad to leave everything
                                   performing at the Lincoln Day
                                   Dinner, and has sung at numer-
                       Gerry                                             Earlier this year Gerry
                                   ous weddings. In addition to
                     participat-                                       travelled with some members
                                   singing, Gerry plays guitar,
                     ed in Peer                                        of her church congregation to
                                   violin and piano.
                     Pressure                                          Haiti on a mission trip, where
                                     Next year Gerry plans to attend
                     Club that                                         she worked at Servants of All,
                                   University of Wisconsin- Eau
                     talks with                                        an orphanage that 73 orphans’
                                   Claire. She’ll be living at home
       Gerry         fourth                                            call home. Gerry said that the
                                   for the first year, and hopes to
                     graders                                           experience “taught her a lot
                                   be moving out of state or in with
at elementary schools, and is                                          about thankfulness.”
                                   friends after that.
also an active member of Na-                                             It was here that Gerry met
                                     Gerry will be studying pe-
tional Honor Society (NHS),                                            Jhemson, the little boy that
                                   diatric nursing, a degree that
Fellowship of Christian                                                she sponsors every month.
                                   she plans on using in overseas
Athletes (FCA), choir, and                                             Gerry said, “Jhemson isn’t an
                                   missionary work during or after
Partners Club which Gerry                                              orphan, his parents couldn’t
                                   she finishes school, hopefully
called a “highly beneficial                                            afford him. Jhemson is such a
                                   in Tanzania or Haiti. She would
experience.”                                                           beautiful boy, and such a bless-
                                   like to work for a non-profit
  Outside of school Gerry                                              ing.” Gerry is currently saving
                                   organization or mission work,
is an active member of her                                             money in hopes of being able
                                   providing kids with nutrition,
church, where she sings                                                to go back to Haiti “for long
                                   working to get them shots, and
and plays guitar in a college                                          term, God willing.”
                                   working on stabilizing hospitals.
church band.
                                                             Senior Profiles

Laura Schwengel                       and llamas. Her main thing to
                                      do though was work with the
                                                                          Camille Niemuth                      Hole, Wyo., but also lived in
                                                                                                               Laramie and Rock Springs,                Allen More                     More said.
         By Joe Short                                                            By Bailey Berg                                                                                           If there is anything that More
                                                                                                               Wyo. before moving to Eau                 By John Classen
                                      horses.                               Curious who has been in not                                                                                said he will miss the least about
  Born Aug. 26, 1990 in                                                                                        Claire.                               Throughout high school, Al-
                                        Recalling Delong Middle           two, not three, not even four,                                                                               high school, it would be math.
Portage, Wisc, Laura is no                                                                                       Over the last four years          len More has been a very active
                                      School one of the best memo-        but a resounding five of the                                                                                 “I’ve been in advanced math
                      common                                                                                   at Memorial Niemuth has             person when it comes to clubs
                                      ries she has was when they          Memorial High School plays,
                      person. She                                                                              also been an avid participant                                           all throughout high school and
                                                                          not to mention assistant stage                                                               and sports.
                                      went to Camp Manitou. “It                                                in Interact Club, which is a                                            can’t wait until I don’t have to
                      is a proud                                                              director in                                                              More has
                                      was so fun. We stayed up late                                            club where foreign exchange                                             take it anymore,” commented
                      member of                                                               two more,                                                                participated
                                      and watched October Sky on a                                             students and some Memorial
                      the FFA,                                                                plus four                                                                                More. After high school, More
                                                                                                               students get together and hang                          in cross
                                      big screen. We roasted marsh-                           Shakespear-                                                                              plans to go to the University
                      a hobby                                                                                  out. She’s also in American                             country,
                                      mallows, sang songs, played                             ian plays?                                                                               of Wisconsin-Madison where,
                      farmer                                                                                   Sign Language (ASL) Club,                               track, and
                                      games, it was just a big end of                         That would
                      and a hard                                                                               and is in ASL II.                         More          martial arts.
                                                                                                                                                                                       someday, he would like to
                                                                                              be Senior
   Schwengel                          the year party.”                                                           Niemuth also gives back to                                            become a M.D. or even a para-
                      worker. She                                                             Cami Ni-                                                                 He has also
                                        After high school Schwengel                                            the community as much as                                                medic.
                      is an officer                                                           emuth.                                               participated in band and is part
                                      is attending South Dakota Uni-                                           possible. For the past two years
of the Memorial High School                                                    Niemuth          Niemuth                                                                                    “I’ve learned a lot of things
                                                                                                               Niemuth has volunteered at the      of the Young Communist’s
                                      versity. While there she will be                        starting                                                                                 that I will be able to take with
FFA.                                                                                                           Chippewa Valley Musuem, as          Club and the Ghost Hunters
                                      getting her bachelors degree in     acting last year, and has been                                                                               me to college. “Open mind-
  Schwegel has lived most of                                                                                   well as the Beacon House and        Club. One of the things that
                                      agricultural education. Her plan    in “Antigone,” “White Room
her life on a farm. She moved                                                                                  Sacred Heart Hospital where                                             edness, the ability to do huge
                                                                          of my Remembering,” ”The                                                 he has enjoyed the most is also
                                      is to become a teacher in a high                                         she works at the Information                                            amounts of busy work, being
from Portage to Eau Claire                                                Hitchhiker,” “Music Man,” and                                            one of the things he will miss:
                                      school or middle school. As she                                          Desk.                                                                   able to write a timed essay on
when she was 10. Her first job                                            “Crazy for You.” She has also                                            Morp. “I’m really going to
                                      leaves she suggests underclass-                                            Next year Niemuth will be at
was working on a neighbor-                                                been an assistant stage man-                                                                                 a book I didn’t read, freedom
                                                                                                               the Chippewa Valley Technical       miss being able to slack off,
                                      men “take advantage of all the      ager for “Steel Magnolias” and                                                                               from fear of what others think,
ing horse farm. When she                                                                                       College for the university trans-   chill with my friends and going
                                      opportunities that interest you.”   “Cash on Delivery.”                                                                                          and function in an academic
worked there she would feed                                                                                    fer program. Although she isn’t     to events such as Morp,” said
                                                                            She does the Shakespeare
horses, cattle, pigs, chickens                                                                                 sure what exactly she wants to                                          environment with little sleep
                                                                          workshop during the summer                                               More.
                                                                                                               do after that, she wants to con-                                        are just to name a few,” More
                                                                          that is put on by the Chippewa                                             More has been part of a few
                                                                                                               tinue with more education.
    Shelise Decal                     would love a spouse and family      Valley Theater Guild, where
                                                                                                                 When asked if she’ll miss         garage bands with his friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                       stated. “The big thing that is
                                                                                                                                                                                       going to be hard about leaving
     By Beth Ellingboe                someday. But mostly, when I         she has been in “Midsummer                                               “The occasional strumming
                                                                                                               her time here at Memorial, she
                                                                          Night’s Dream,” “The Tem-                                                                                    is just letting go of everything
  It would be an understate-          am eighty, I want to look back                                           says, “Yes very much, although      of guitar chords and goofing
                                                                          pest,” “As You Like It” and                                                                                  that I’ve come to know over the
ment to say that Shelise Decal        and know that my life was                                                I know that it’s time for me to     around is something I will be
                                                                          “Macbeth.” Niemuth says that
                                      fulfilling.”                                                             move on in life.” Niemuth’s                                             years and the people that made
likes to sing. During her years                                           theater is something that she’d                                          able to look back on in years
                                                                                                               final words of advice for her                                           it all worthwhile.”
                     at Memo-           This shouldn’t prove to be        like to pursue in the future, but                                        from now and just be able to
                                                                                                               peers? “Take all four years
                     rial, she        too hard to achieve for her as      for the time being it’s just a                                           laugh about the good times,”
                                                                                                               seriously and pass all of your
                     participated     she says that she spends her        hobby. Niemuth says that she
                                                                                                               classes – it will look good on
                                                                          intends to continue preforming
                     in Madri-        time “mainly making the most                                             your high school transcript.”                                           as well: “I liked Philosophy
                     gals, choir,     of life.”
                                                                          long after high school.                                                  MacKenzy Heine                      with Mr. Kazz,” she said. She
                                                                            Niemuth was born in Jackson                                                By Christian Phelps
                     and show           With her time at MHS com-                                                                                                                      also has loved AP Psychology
                                                                                                                                                     “I actually liked high school
                     choir for        ing to a close, Decal says that                                                                                                                  quite a bit and is glad she took
                     four years.      her regret would be that “I took         Jenny Lump                             Samantha
                                                                                                                                                   a lot,” senior MacKenzy Heine
                                                                                                                                                                                       Photography—it was a hobby
      Decal                                                                     By Nicole Lindell                                                  said. She elaborates on what
                     She also         too many study halls during                                                                                                                      as well as a class. Socially, she
                     cited choir      swimming, so I was never able
                                                                             Band-tripping, sports-loving,
                                                                          Fazoli-working, and fun-
                                                                                                                      Harkness                     made her four years at Memo-
                                                                                                                                                                                       has really appreciated hockey
                                                                                                                     By Nicole Lindell             rial so memorable, reflecting on
                     and Mad-         to take an art class.” She also     spiriting are all just tip-of-the                                                                            games at Memorial. She has
                                                                                                                  Samantha “Sammi” Harkness        favorite moments, friends, and
rigals as two of her favorite         advises any underclassmen to        iceberg adjectives to describe                                                                               always liked attending them
                                                                                                               has fully enjoyed her four years    various activities and classes
classes, in addition to all of her    “take a lot of pictures and focus   Jenny Lump. This UW-Green                                                                                    with friends and cheering on
                                                                          Bay bound senior can describe        here at Eau Claire Memorial         proudly and happily.
English classes, AP Psychology        on the positives” and “always                                                                                                                    the hockey team.
                                                                                                 her high-     High School and really can’t          Over the years, Heine has
and Sociology.                        stay optimistic.”                                                                                                                                  She also suggests that every
                                                                                                 school                            recall a        involved herself in multiple
  It’s no wonder that the last          She doesn’t have one specific                                                                                                                  student try to go to all of the
                                                                                                 career in                                         school activities and wouldn’t
two are some of her favorites;        favorite memory from her days                                                                single bad                                          dances. She adds, “And you
                                                                                                 one word:                                         have it any other way. “Try to
next year, Decal is planning on       spent here, but says that “there                           Important.                        memory                                              don’t have to have a date!”
                                                                                                                                   from her        be involved in anything you
studying Child Psychology or          are so many it’s hard to pin                                 Between                                                                             Through these social events,
                                                                                                 working,                          high-school                          can,” she
Social Work at the University         down just one.”                                                                                                                                  she has made many friends
                                                                                                 sports,                           career.                              told incom-
of Minnesota Twin-Cities. “I            Although Decal says that she                                                                                                                   at MHS, many who went to
                                                                                 Lump            friends and                         Good                               ing MHS
needed to get away, but it’s not      will miss seeing her friends ev-                                                                                                                 other middle schools or weren’t
                                                                                                 working-          Harkness                                             students.
too far away,” she says of the        eryday, she is “excited to prove                                                             memories,                                           friends until this year.
                                                                                                 out Lump                                                               As an
school’s location.                    myself by being on my own,          often attempts to compare her                            on the other                                          Heine is an athlete in her
                                                                                                                                   hand, run on                         underclass-
  For the future Decal says           but I am scared of big cities. I    busy schedule to that of Bat-                                                                                spare time. She loves snow-
                                                                          man’s.                               abundance. Harkness plans on                             man, Heine
that, “I want to help as many         will have to learn some good                                                                                                                     boarding, waterskiing, and roll-
                                                                             Some of her finest memories       attending University of Wis-                             participated
people/ kids as possible with         self-defense moves.”                                                                                                                             erblading as often as possible.
                                                                          of high-school include her band                                                Heine          in swim-
whatever life throws at them. I                                                                                consin-River Falls for psychol-                                         She is always trying to spend
                                                                          trip to Hawaii, hockey state,                                                                 ming, soft-
                                                                                                               ogy or possibly a theatre major.                                        time outside. She also likes
                                                                          sports in general and great                                              ball, Art Club and band. She
                                                                          times with friends. She also         She decided to pick UW-River                                            going to Gold’s Gym, claiming
                                                                                                                                                   benefitted from this wide vari-
    Hannah Starr                      and how she reacts to them are
                                      what make her special. “Soph-
                                                                          involves herself with church         Falls because of the gorgeous
                                                                                                               campus and cool environment.        ety of activities on a social and
                                                                                                                                                                                       that she is “basically either at
       By John Classen                                                    childcare and a few school                                                                                   school or at Gold’s,” laughing.
                                      omore year I locked my friend,      clubs.                               Harkness is really excited about    intellectual level. Throughout
  Most people can agree that                                                                                                                                                             As an interesting side note,
                                      Megan, in a locker (on accident        Some of the clubs Lump en-        going to River Falls. “I’m          her time in high school, she
                      moving on-                                                                                                                                                       but one that she believes is
                                      of course). I didn’t realize        joys are Drama Club, Teen Lit-                                           has also become involved in
                                                                                                               kinda sad that I won’t be able                                          well-known among her friends,
                      ward in life                                        eracy Initiative (TLI), F.A.C.T.
                                      she’s claustrophobic and the                                             to see everyone every day, but      cross-country, DECA, and
                      after high                                          and Interact. She takes many                                                                                 Heine loves eating at Bur-
                                      scream that followed will haunt                                          it will be a good change,” says     Young Republicans. Heine has
                      school is                                           traits from these clubs with her                                                                             racho’s. She works at T. G. I.
                                      me forever. We finally had to       to college such as the ability to    Sammi.                              thoroughly enjoyed her partici-
                      something                                                                                                                                                        Friday’s, but eats Burracho’s
                                      get Ms. Pierson to get her out      build the flats for all different       She thinks that by far Mrs.      pation in each of these many
                      that is hard                                                                                                                                                     burritos whenever she gets the
                                      because I was laughing so hard.     kinds of sets, knowing about         Rapacz was her favorite teacher     extra-curriculars.
                      and excit-                                                                                                                                                       chance.
                                      I don’t think that Megan ever       many different cultures other                                              On an academic level, Heine
                                                                                                               throughout her entire education                                           When high school ends,
                      ing at the                                          then ours, have fun getting to
      Starr                           forgave me…”                                                             this far.                           has had a successful and no-
                      same time.                                          know the students and staying                                                                                Heine plans to attend Arizona
                                         Hannah is by far prepared                                                Looking back, Sammi              table high school career. She
                      “Above all,                                         in contact with them, and learn-                                                                             State University and major in
                                      for anything to come in her         ing how easy it is for minors        remembers freshman year as          remembers receiving the E2
I am going to miss my friends.                                                                                                                                                         kinesiology. She likes science
                                      path. She is a warm; down to        to buy tobacco products. She         being the best of all. Being the    Award and the feeling of suc-
Next year’s going to be really                                                                                                                                                         and physical activity, so she
                                      earth person that is more than      remembers reading “For What          only freshman on Memorial’s         cess that she experienced when
weird without them and I’m                                                                                                                                                             looks forward to working to-
                                      capable of achieving anything.      it’s Worth” and how it is help-                                          she was one of the few students
                                                                                                               Varsity Dance team, Sammi                                               wards this high goal in her next
expecting I’ll have to adjust                                             ful.
                                      Starr said “freshman year was                                            had a fun and full year. She has    to earn this award based on her
quite a bit also,” stated Hannah                                             Despite the fact that she                                                                                 level of education. She will
                                      really a hard time for me but                                            since been involved in dance        class performance.
Starr. Starr plans on going to                                            has spread herself into almost                                                                               miss Memorial but is excited
                                      it helped me learn a lot about      all corners of the school she        for three years, theatre for two      Classes at Memorial have of-
North Central College down                                                                                                                                                             for what is to come.
                                      myself and about life. My           still regrets not taking enough      years and has been a DECA of-       ten been memorable for Heine
in Naperville, Illinois. There
                                      hero, Glida Radner, once said       chances on different things and      ficer. She remembers going to
she plans to major in Theatrical
Performance and minor in Art.
                                      something that basically sums       different people.
                                                                             Asked the ideal way to start
                                                                                                               Nationals for Dance Team, and          Garrett Julson                   arrested for playing in the street
                                      up what I have learned. “Some                                            will remember that as one of                by Nikki Sell               with a toy gun. His advice for
At the same time, she would                                               every day Lump says, “With
                                      poems don’t rhyme and some          cereal and a glass of apple          her favorite memories. “I loved           Garrett Julson was born       the incoming freshman is “drop
like to get a job in Chicago area
                                      stories don’t have a clear begin-   juice.” She is looking into          bonding with the girls on the       Dec. 21, 1990. His nicknames        out.”
but also take classes at The
                                      ning, middle, or end. Life is       becoming an athletic trainer for     team,” said Harkness.               are garbear, garry and googly               Julson’s favorite subject
Second City Improv Company
                                      about not knowing, having to        a sports team.                          In her free time Harkness                               bear. His    is history. He currently works at
in Chicago.                                                                  For the most part, as she
                                      change and taking each mo-                                               loves to hang out with her                                 dream        Mega Food West as a bag boy;
  Theatre is something that                                               elaborates she loved high-
                                      ment and making the best of it                                           friends and watch movies. Her                              woman        he has been there since 2007.
definitely suits Starr. Her                                               school except for all the drama.
                                      without knowing what comes          She says, “I really enjoyed          favorite movie is “Dirty Danc-                             is Jessica   His dream job is to become a
humor and perspective of the
                                      next. Delicious ambiguity.”         high-school. I can’t believe it’s    ing.” “I love Patrick Swayze!”                             Alba’s       CEO with a hot secretary and a
people, things, and situations
                                                                          almost over, but I’m kind of         she says, “I can’t believe he is                           body         window office.
that she come in contact with
                                                                          glad.”                               dying!”                                                    with                Asked what he would do
                                                                                                                  Harkness currently doesn’t                Julson        Jesus’       with $5 million, his response
                                                                                                               have a job outside of school but                           mind.        is, “I would buy a house, many
                                                                                                               is looking and hopes that plenty    His idol is Adrian Peterson and     cars, and then invest the rest.”
                                                                                                               of things will open up for her      his favorite memory is getting
                                                                                                               this summer.
                                                 News & Activities

“I only had a few” - the 2009 mock car crash
    By Mitch Thompson
  “C’mon guys, I’m fine. Just
get in the car and let’s go.”
  Those were some of the
words that would forever end
or change the lives of four of                                                                                                                                                    Top left: The corpse of the
Memorial’s 2009 graduating                                                                                                                                                        student in the passenger
class on prom night.                                                                                                                                                              seat, played by Hans Reidel,
  At least, that was the story                                                                                                                                                    lies spread out on the con-
behind Memorial’s Annual                                                                                                                                                          crete before the hushed audi-
Mock Car Crash, held every
                                                                                                                                                                                  ence. Middle: Bailey Berg is
year before prom to enforce the
                                                                                                                                                                                  pulled out of the back seat
importance of sober driving and
how driving under the influence                                                                                                                                                   and put on a stretcher as
of alcohol or other substances.                                                                                                                                                   “Death” looks on. Bottom:
The presentation is put on in                                                                                                                                                     The emergency rescue heli-
front of an expanse of hushed                                                                                                                                                     copter touches down on the
juniors and seniors, very few of                                                                                                                                                  soccer field. Purple Wings
whom leave unchanged.
                                                                                                                                                                                  photographs by Mitchell
  The presentation began with
nothing but a mass covered in a
tarp with a loudspeaker nearby,
playing through a conversa-
tion held after a party on prom
night. A small group of students
have had enough of the festivi-
ties and decide to head else-
where. It is mutually decided
that one of the group, played          A police officer arrives on the
by John Classen, isn’t thinking      scene, quick to move forward
straight and should let someone      and remove the drunken, con-
else drive. John asserts that it’s   fused student from the vicinity
his car and that he hasn’t had       of the body. He quickly radios
a lot to drink, so he’s driving.     for help and begins to question
They all reluctantly agree.          Classen about the cause of the
John starts to swerve, and as        accident as a fire truck and an
someone else tries to take the       ambulance show up.
wheel, the sounds of rending           The firemen begin to remove
metal and crushed glass blare        the two wounded girls from the
from the speaker and the tarp is     back seat. The formerly rowdy
removed.                             audience, now hushed and so-
  Underneath is a wrecked car,       bered by the scene playing out
crushed in on all sides. Death       before them, watch in silence
watches calmly over the scene        as a helicopter circles around
as the suited, still body of se-     and touches down on the soccer
nior Hans Reidel lies facedown       field a few hundred yards away.
near the passenger side window         Classen is placed under arrest
and muffled screams, provided        for driving under the influence
by junior Bailey Berg and            of alcohol as both girls, clad in
senior Randi Johnson, can be         bloodstained prom dresses, are
heard from the back seat.            loaded onto gurneys in the back
  With a little struggling, Clas-    of the ambulance and driven
sen manages to escape through        away. The few remaining
the driver side window and           survey the scene with sadness
unsteadily crawls around the         as the passenger side student,       Death surveying his handiwork      sound of the wind nudging the
front of the car and attempts to     pronounced dead at the scene,        without emotion.                   scattered beer cans to break
revive his unmoving friend; to       is somberly enclosed in a body         The audience seated on row       the silence. The power of what
no avail. His feeble yells can       bag.                                 after row of bleachers, stand-     they just witnessed is blatantly
hardly be heard over the evi-          A funeral car pulls up to take     ing, and sitting on the concrete   obvious as they stare over the
dence of trauma and suffering        the body away, and all that re-      was hushed and silent at the       aftermath of the scene with
emanating from the rear of the       mains is the deadly still wreck,     conclusion of the presentation,    blank expressions and nobody
demolished vehicle.                  a few scattered beer cans and        leaving only the quiet clinking    moves.

                       Senior Profiles
                                                                          vice he gives to underclassmen
       Tim Saxe                         He was never a big reader but     is to just “be here to have fun”
                                                                                                             about 200 more students then
                                                                                                             Memorial, so it won’t be that
    By Josh Kroeninger               says the Brett Favre biography       because it “goes by fast.”
                                     “Favre” is a good read. He likes                                        big a change, but one of the
  Tim Saxe is an aspiring busi-                                             With the knowledge the pub-                                          proved to be a big job, as it
                                                                                                             biggest differences is that                                          had an actual art class in her
nessman who says high school         listening to Alan Jackson and        lic education system has given
                                                                                                             it is across the street from a      is the biggest club at Memo-     time at Memorial.
                     was a good      Toby Keith. Some movies he           him, Saxe is sure to become
                                                                                                             corn field. Although it sounds      rial, with over 100 students       Outside of school Carlson
                     time for        enjoys are “Shooter,” saying         America’s next great business-
                                                                                                             modest, the school was voted        involved.                        stays active as a competitive
                     him. He’ll      it was just “really good,” and       man.
                                                                                                             #1 Midwest Baccalaureate Uni-         Carlson is also in Art Club.   figure skater. Over the years
                     be attending    “Step Brothers.”
                                                                                                             versity according to Newsweek       She has done Relay for Life      Carlson has travelled all over
                     in the fall
                                        He also wishes he could fly.
                                        Despite having lots of
                                                                           Hillarie Carlson                  magazine.                           with Art Club for the past two   America to compete in major
                                                                                 By Bailey Berg                 Carlson plans to major in        year, although she has never     competitions.
                     to major in     interests, Saxe, like many
                                     other people in the world, has a       Hillarie Carlson won’t be liv-   International Studies, because
                     a Market-

                                                                                                                                                 All students must have
       Saxe                          steady job selling construction      ing in Wisconsin much longer.      it’s a major that she could use
                     ing degree.
                                     supplies for his Dad. He has                             Starting       in numerous different fields.
                     After being

                                                                                                                                                        ID cards to
                                     one sister who is a freshman                             in the fall    Carlson isn’t really sure what
in DECA in his years at Memo-
                                     this year. He had a fish he won                          Carlson will   she would want for a future
rial, he’ll have what it takes
                                                                                                                                                  checkout textbooks!
                                     at the fair that died recently,                          be attend-     career, but does want to focus
going into the program.
                                     after five years. He does not                            ing Taylor     on Africa.
  Saxe played football and
                                     believe in love at first sight and                       University,       In the past four years Carlson
wrestled at Memorial, saying
                                                                                                             has been an avid participant in
sports are the biggest thing he      thinks ninjas are far superior to                        a private
                                                                                                             American Sign Language Club,
                                                                                                                                                  Don’t forget your ID cards when school
                                     pirates.                                                 Christian
does for fun. He says DECA
                                        Asked what he’d miss the                              school in      Fellowship of Christian Ath-                    starts in the fall!
Adviser Ms. Friar was his fa-                                                  Carlson
                                     most about Memorial, he said                             Upland,        letes, National Honor Society
vorite teacher because she was
                                                                                              Indiana.       and Prayer club. She was also
like a friend to him and “took       it would be seeing his friends                                                                              Even seniors should get their pictures taken to have
                                     every day and football. The ad-        Taylor University has only       an officer in Key Club, which
the most interest in me.”                                                                                                                                an ID made at the end of August.
Struggling softball surmounts obstacles
 By Brittany Landorf and            loss of 12 starting seniors who     and are beginning to look like         Sally Schretenthaler, a return-
                                                                                                                                                 Old Abes
      Nicole Lindell                graduated last year.                a team, stating that his own         ing junior who has been throw-
  Memorial softball has en-           The mantle of leadership          biggest goals are for, “Learning     ing a softball around for over
                       dured a      has been taken up by senior         and understanding where we           10 years, is one of the starting
                       rocky        captains Josie Shultz, Corrie                              are at and    players and claims the posi-

                                                                                                                                                 clinches BRC
                       start dur-   Hegwood and Clara Oehlart,                                 building      tion of second baseman. She
                       ing the      they are also the only three                               on the        will be one the players who are
                       course of    returning starters.                                        positives.”   the foundation for next year’s
                       this sea-      The girls’ tough schedule                                These         team, which she says is, “Go-

                       son with     can account for a portion of                               positives     ing much better, we are finally
a                      win-loss     their problems. According to                               include       working together as a team.”
       Chapman                                                                Hegwood
                       record       Chapman the Old Abes are                                   the             Next year should be a prom-
                       of 4-14.     up against five ranked teams,                              relatively    ising year for the young team,
Seasoned Coach Chapman              which they play several times.      young team that is being             and they are only continuing                               By Steven Anderson
notes that the team has been        He points out that the girls have   constructed and the enormous         to improve as the 2009 season         The Memorial baseball team has won the Big Rivers Conference
forced to struggle against the      improved greatly as a whole         strides that the team is making.     draws to a close.                   outright under first year head coach Dave Sparger.
                                                                                                                                                   Memorial achieved the title by beating Hudson two runs to zero
                                                                                                                                                 on Thursday, May 28th. The win gave the Old Abes the top spot
                                                                                                                                                 in the conference over rivals EC North and Hudson. Memorial
                                                                                                                                                 wrapped up the conference with a 10-2 record in the BRC and a
                                                                                                                                                 19-5 record overall.
                                                                                                                                                   Memorial rode the pitching abilities of senior Adam Winistorfer
                                                                                                                                                 and junior Tyler Sparger this year. Senior Winistorfer locked up
                                                                                                                                                 the conference title for the Abes on Thursday by throwing the first
                                                                                                                                                 complete game no-hitter in his life. After the game Winistorfer
                                                                                                                                                 gave all the credit to his defense and said that they made all the
                                                                                                                                                 plays to make the game a no-hitter.
                                                                                                                                                   Memorial’s Coach Sparger did a great job of handling the pres-
                                                                                                                                                 sure of being Memorial’s head coach, especially with the shoes he
                                                                                                                                                 had to fill. Coach Sparger took over this season for casey Eckardt
                                                                                                                                                 who left Memorial for an athletic director position. Last year
                                                                                                                                                 Eckardt led the Abes to an undefeated record in the regular season
                                                                                                                                                 until the lost their only game of the season in the state tournament.
                                                                                                                                                   Memorial’s offense has received a lot of help this year from
                                                                                                                                                 senior catcher Will Fadness who is master of driving in runs and
                                                                                                                                                 hitting the ball over the fence. It seems that every other game Fad-
                                                                                                                                                 ness is launching another homer deep.
                                                                                                                                                  The Memorial baseball team will look to continue their success
                                                                                                                                                 as they head into the postseason and look to push deep into the
                                                                                                                                                 playoffs just like last year. Maybe next time you hear about the

                                                   North vs. Memorial                                                                            Memorial baseball team you will be hearing about their trip to
Sally Schretenthaler lets one slide during the North vs. Memorial softball game May 7, 2009. The game was a home game
for North. North defeated Memorial 19-5. Purple Wings photo by Nicole Lindell.

                                                                        Golf team brings it in again
                                                                             By John Classen                 sity Golf team. “Everybody on       mented Walter. The top three          to get their hands on.
Tyler Heinz led the Abes’                                                  and Christian Phelps              the team has a rank on the team     ranked players from Memo-              “I feel pretty confident that
pack at the Cross-Country                                                 For the fourth season in a row                         based on        rial are junior David Walter,                              we can
State Meet on Nov. 1, 2008.
                                                                        the Old Abe Varsity Golf team                            what they       senior Scott Mahler, and junior                            get pretty
He recently signed a nati-
                                                                        has brought back the Big Riv-                            score at        Scott Mundt. This year Walter                              close to that
nal letter of intent. Purple
                                                                        ers Conference Championship                              the meets.      and Mahler took first team                                 state title,”
Wings photo by Christian
Phelps.                                                                 with Mr. Glassbrenner as their                           I, for ex-      all-conference, and behind                                 commented
                                                                        coach.                                                   ample, am       them to take second place all                              Mundt.
                                                                          “It feels good to have won                             ranked first    conference was fellow team-                                “It’s going
                                                                        conference, but what really                              so when we      mate Nate Webb. In the next                                to be hard
                                                                                                                    Walter                                                                   Mundt
                                                                        made me feel happy were the                              go to other     couple of days the Old Abes                                and take a
                                                                        wins at the Rice Lake and Hay-                           golf meets      will head to sectionals where, if                          lot of ef-
                                                                        ward meets,” said junior David                           I play all      they win, they will be one more       fort, but with our luck we can
                                                                        Walter. Walter is the number         the other number one ranked         step closer to the state title that   achieve just about anything.”
                                                                        one golfer on the Old Abe Var-       players from those team,” com-      teams from all over are wanting

Girl’s soccer season strong
                                                                                 By Joe Short
                                                                          What a game. May 7 was the
                                                                        MHS girls soccer “GO PINK”
                                                                        game. They played against
                                                                        River Falls. Although the game
                                                                        ended in a tie everybody won.
                                                                        They went into double over-
                                                                        time which resulted in a 1-1 tie.
                                                                          Memorial lost the first North-
                                                                        Memorial game 2-0 but still
                                                                        came out in the lead in the
                                                                        playoffs. After the first game
                                                                        Assistant Coach Jeff Som-
                                                                        merfeld said, “Even though we
                                                                        lost we are still very proud of
                                                                        our girls. They did a wonderful
                                                                        job as a team. However we still
                                                                        have something’s we need to
                                                                        work on. The season is far from
                                                                        over and we have lots of oppor-
                                                                        tunity to improve our game and
                                                                        beat North the next time we
                                                                        play them in the playoffs. And I
                                                                        am very confident we will bring
                                                                        home the victory.”
                                                                          The girls are still playing in
                                                                        the playoffs. At press deadline
Former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler at the “Go pink”
                                                                        they are still in contention.
soccer game. Purple Wings photo by Joe Short.
          Sports                                                                                                                                                                                           11

One Loss But One Big Win
      By John Classen
  It isn’t everyday that some-
one can say that they are a
winner when they really lost
the game. Both Memorial and
North High School took part
in the annual fundraiser for the
Beacon House in Eau Claire.
  One of two main events to
raise the money was the Dash
for Cash. A total of six teams,
three from each school, were
formed. The game was played
by having three members on
a team, one of which would
actually be in a big cart. The
school had designated paths
for the teams to follow. As
they went through the paths,
students from all grade levels
would toss their loose pocket
change, or whatever they had
on them at the time, into the
carts as they were going by. At                                                         The 2009 Memorial Kickball Team
the end of the day, whichever
school had the most money          Row 1: Patty Zwiefelhofer, Angie Rush, Lori Bowe and Erin Middendorp. Row 2: Deb Brown, Justine Vernon, Patty Campbell, Lindsay
raised at this event, would be
                                   Brandup, Lesa Cramer, Jessie Maas, Matt Palm, Tim Burns, Derek Olson, Christina Schroeder, Stacey Reinke and David Kite. Row 3: Angie
given a two run lead at the
annual Memorial vs. North
                                   Stokes, Eric Dasher, Corey Fritz, Dan Wilson, Kurt Madsen and Don Weber. Purple Wings photo by John Classen.
staff kickball game. Last year,
the Dash for Cash brought in       start the game.                     rial staff a confident start to the     What was achieved was          of money raised was far more      this fundraiser, we had two
roughly $580 from Memorial           The kickball game was the         game. Throughout the game             higher than anyone had antici-   important. Players, staff, and    different teams. As we went
and $660 from North. This          second of the two fundraisers       Memorial and North were neck          pated. The schools raised more   students from both schools        out, we had one. One team that
year, Memorial raised $913.66      sponsoring the Beacon House.        and neck when North took the          than twice as much money as      can keep their heads held high.   played for the sake of playing,
and $419.25 from North, giving     The two run lead at the start       lead. For Memorial, the game          last year. The amount of runs    This fantastic achievement is     and helped others in need for
Memorial a two run lead to         of the game gave the Memo-          ended as a sad 6-9 loss.              Memorial scored may matter       something that everyone should    the sake of helping.
                                                                                                             to some people, but the amount   be proud of. As we went into

                                                                                                                                              Members of the girls soccer who worked at the commu-
                                                                                                                                              nity table as part of their community service commitment
                                                                                                                                              April 29. They served 106 meals; 15 of them to children.
                                                                                                                                              Pictured above left, from left to right are: David Forke,
                                                                                                                                              Jeff Sommerfeld, Asia Laudal, Alexandra Wirth, Kelsey
                                                                                                                                              Franko. Pictured above right are Mikaelah Laube, 10 and
                                                                                                                                              Ali Quarberg, 9. Team captains this year were seniors
                                                                                                             Casey Bresser, Emily Humphreys and Kelsey Franko. Kit Schiefelbein is Varsity Coach.
                                                                                                             Other seniors are Alexandra Brackenwagen, Emma Richie and Kaitlyn Forke. Photos cour-
All students must Memorial vs. North Boys Tennis                                                             tesy of Denise Wirth.
 have ID cards                 By Kelly Kemper and Nikki Sell
                  The boys tennis match against rival North was a success, even
   to checkout                     with some obstacles in the way. When asked

    textbooks!                     about the excitement leading up the match
                                   Memorial’s freshman starter Christian Phelps
                                                         said, “There was more hype than usual
 Don’t forget your ID                                    because we were playing North. We knew
                                                         it would be a challenge.” Phelps was very
  cards when school
                                                         excited about the 7-0 victory over North.
   starts in the fall!                                   Phelps who went 6-0, 6-2 for the day said, “It
                                                         was exciting that we were still able to sweep
Even seniors should get their                            them.” Even with three of Memorial’s main
pictures taken to have an ID       starters out for the day the Old Abes were still able to sweep the
 made at the end of August.        Huskies.

  to the Old Abe
spring sports teams
                                                                                    Around the halls
                                                                                     and byways of
                                                                                      High School

                                                                                               Senior Ted Mentelle “licks the fishbowl” during an
                                                                                               Improv sketch called the “Mundane Olympics.”
                                                                                               Mentelle had to clean a fishbowl, while being yelled
                                                                                               at by individuals from People for the Ethical Treat-
                                                                                               ment of Animals (PETA). Purple Wings photo By
                                                                                               Bailey Berg.

The driver in the 2009 Mock Car Crash, John Classen, is covered in blood
and gore as he prepares to climb into the car to play his part in the presen-
tation. Purple Wings photographs by Mitchell Thompson.

                               Text and photo by Joe Short
                The Memorial High School choir performed a beautiful night of
              music at Owen Park during their 2009 Pops concert.
                The concert featured a wide selection of tunes the crowd could
              sing along to including ”You Are My Sunshine” from “O’ BROTH-
              ER WHERE ART THOU?”

              Performing at the annual Pops Concert are, left to right: An-
              thony LaGuanrdia, Emily Ashlin, Dan Floren, Kate Siakpere,
              Joey Lebrun, Andrea Koxlien, Nick Bohrer and Aimee Lace.

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