The MSHSL Large Group Contest for Eden Valley-Watkins High School musicians was held at ACGC High School Monday, April 8. In the
competition, EV-W won the SSA Women’s Choir Superior Rating.
EV-W High School band (at right) participated in the MSHSL large Group Contest at ACGC High School Monday, April 8. They came away with an excellent rating! Eden Valley-Watkins band members are, left to right, in front, Heidi Geislinger, Erin Salo, Gretta Stommes, Maria Holdvolt, Kayla Coulter, Mindy Forcier, and Faith Forcier. In middle are Nicole Kerzman, Anne Benson, Evie Zadra, Kali Covert, Paige Thielen, Lexi Pauls, Tyler Dockendorf, and Andrew Schlangen. In back are Julia Stotz, Kayla Meyer, Bobbi Block, Maddy Geislinger, Patrick Latcham, Cameron Flaschenriem, Hali Birr, Jasmine Miller, Austin Gunderson, and Dylan Brown. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
Twenty-one EV-W students were recently named to the Central Minnesota all-conference first or second teams for winter extra curriculars. Pictured (from left) in back row are seniors Patrick Latcham (speech), Dylan Butterfass (speech), Deb Holdvogt (speech), Holly Schumacher (basketball), Courtney Dilley (basketball), Missy Kummet (basketball), Abbie Swenson (gymnastics - West Central Conference), Zach Blonigen (wrestling) and Austin Peterson (wrestling). In middle row are sophomore Anne Benson (speech), junior Erin Salo (speech), junior Dani Nelson (basketball), junior Cain Renner (wrestling), junior Luke Kuechle (wrestling), and junior Hunter Mathies (wrestling). In front row are seventh-grader Matt Schindler (wrestling), seventh-grader Maggie Schmaltz (speech), sophomore Greta Stommes (basketball), sophomore Jared Streit (basketball), sophomore Bret Mattice, and sophomore Heidi Geislinger (speech). Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
EV-W speech team took first place in Sub-Sections Thursday, April 4. They are coached by Bonnie Spohn Schmaltz. Individuals receiving awards were: Jasmine Miller-second alternate in Creative, Erin Salo-first alternate in Extemporaneous Reading, Heidi Geislinger in Creative, Teresa Bautch and Brittany Hesse in Duo Interpretation, and Maddison Moyer in Drama.