Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018-2019 Academic Awards!

Academic Award Program

The West De Pere Public School District believes that students should be recognized for outstanding academic achievement. Recognizing academic excellence is an important part of promoting achievement at West De Pere High School. The Academic Awards Program has been established as a vehicle to promote and recognize those students who have met or exceeded the high expectations of the high school program and curriculum.


2018-2019 Academic Award Recipients


Mercedes Ackley, Abby Ambrosius, Sydney Appleton, Carli Bain, Nicole Bellerud, Brooke Bemowski, Teghan Biehl, Dominic Blanchard, Spencer Borley, Ella Boudry, Tori Boyea, Logan Brost, Alexis Buhrandt, Carissa Burt, Madison Carlson, Karson Corcoran, Leanne Daanen, Andrew DeBruin, Emily Dorn, Kylie Dufek, Connor Dugre, John Edinger, McGregor Farah, Alex Farvour, Collin Fayas, Amber Gigot, Austin Gillis, Jayce Gorski, Emily Gorzlancyk, Courtney Green, Ciarra Hardtke, Emily Harrison, Madelyn Heikkila, Cassidy Herlache, Elena Hill, Dayton Hoffmann, Jade Hummel, Claire Jensen, Luke Johnson, Alliah Kiefer, Jacob Kocken, Katrina Kowalczyk, Hannah Kraftcheck, Charles Kriescher, Evelynn Larson-Van Egeren, Piper Linssen, Justin Mannisto, Anna Massey, Taylor Maus, Liam McDonough, Katelyn Meneau, Pejha Mitchell, Jacob Moen, Christine Neuville, Parker Nimmer, Bennett Olson, Ryan Pawlowski, Zoey Psenicka, Olivia Rein, Morgan Ricker, Sydney Romandine, Katie Schauer, Savannah Schmitt, Phillip Schneider, Nathan Schommer, Mason Shefchik, Ty Siekert, Hanna Skubal, Caeli Sorensen, Taylor Story, Sophia Tanzi, John Tomashek, Meghan Vandenlangenberg, Morgan VanderLoop, Calvin Vanko, Jessica VerHaagh, Sage Voyles, Kaitlyn Wall, Shannon Walsh, Reese Wunderlich, Anna Young, Katerina Youngworth


Olivia Augustian, Paige Bodart, Taylor Bodart, Melyssa Boehler, Parker Borley, Erin Breu, Cambria Budinger, Matthew Burns, Zoe Cambray, Kaitlyn Cameron, Aubriana Campos, Brianna Cole, Jared Colucci, Kymberly Coolidge, Madalynn Counard, Jessie Crandall, Jeryn Daggs, Brady Darrow, Michael Day, Jonah DeCleene, Brianna Destache, Kayli Diederich, Evan Fayas, Luke Feaker, Kaysie Fiel, Rece Gerke, Vivica Gilmet, Marina Goeben, Bryce Graef, Sawyer Grovogel, Scotlyn Haverkorn, Zoe Hockers, Brooke Holzer, Jalivia Horkman, Jared Johnson, Devendra Kachole, Emily Kaster, Trey Konshak, Emily Lau, Kaonou Lor, Taya Luepke, Sydney Maxon, Kaitlin McAvoy, Katie Meisner, Nicholas Meissner, Gabriel Merline, JoAnn Mertens, Hannah Neuville, Keilani Nishimoto, Austin Prien, Carly Richards, Isabelle Ricker, Tyler Rukamp, Tyler Sanders, Mason Schauer, Breanna Schneider, Garrett Schneider, Benjamin Schroeder, Casey Schwartz, Valarie Shuck, Sydney Shultz, Hayden Simpson, Halle Smith, Zada Stueber, Mikayla Swiecichowski, Felix Thao, Matthew Thomson, Joseph Van Deurzen, Emily Wesoloski, Katie Wiesner, William Wyatt


Bailey Baeten, Hannah Bauer, Alexander Cherveny, Robert Cox, Masen Hartman, Casey Jepson, Jocelyn Johnson, Jason Kempen, Kate Kliment, Maria Miller, Michael Moran, Christina Qiu, Emma Schepp, Alec Schneider, Jacob Teske


Congratulations to the Science Department!

All of the science instructors were honored with a Golden Apple award for their dedication to their students at West De Pere High School.

"If you were to walk into any one of our classrooms today or any other day, you're going to see students working with models, working in the lab and using real-world situations to give them some practical experience," said Ashley Anthon, the anatomy and physiology teacher at West De Pere High School.

Ashley Anthon, Clara Hedrich, Joe Rukamp, Dana Lex, Kevin Olm, Jack Batten, Craig Zellner and Rochelle Coopman are all a part of the science department at West De Pere High School. Each of them are recipients of 2013 Golden Apple awards.

Their years of teaching experience vary, but they all share the same passion of working together to make science fun for their students.

"I'm not a teacher that can stand up there for a 70-minute class period," said Rochelle Coopman, a chemistry and biology teacher. "We try to get the kids up and moving, doing different activities."

Anthon gives her students hands-on lessons in anatomy with life-like models to work with. She also took her students on a field trip to a cadaver lab this year, making for an unforgettable experience for some.

"It's a lot of anxiety going in because you know you're going to see dead bodies, but it was really interesting," said Paige Bani, a senior in Anthon's anatomy class.

It's the hands-on lessons that are getting students -- like Bani --  more excited about science, and earning this group of educators a bushel of Golden Apples.

(Courtesy of Fox 11 News)