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Sun Prairie High School Seeks Nominations For 2011-2012 Wall of Success

Sun Prairie High School Seeks Nominations For 2011-2012 Wall of Success

Each year, the Wall of Success program in the Sun Prairie Area School District honors an outstanding graduate of Sun Prairie High School.

By honoring distinguished graduates, the high school seeks to identify and honor models of success for our students to admire and emulate. 

The program demonstrates to students the relationship between the education they receive at Sun Prairie High School and success in life.

To nominate a Sun Prairie graduate for the Wall of Success Award, please contact Anne Weber at Sun Prairie High School at 608-834-6805 or by email at atweber@spasd.k12.wi.us.

Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 21.  A final selection of the winner will be made by a committee of faculty and community representatives.

The recipient will be honored at an assembly at Sun Prairie High School in the Spring of 2012. 

High School Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

High School Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Sun Prairie High School Senior Ellen Keal has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 57th annual  National Merit Scholarship Program.

Keal and other seniors nationwide have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring.

About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

Topnotch Teacher: Tony Bilgrien

 

Tony Bilgrien, a teacher at Sun Prairie High School, is passing his love of creating works of art onto his students.

Rob Starbuck reports.

Extended Highlights: Sun Prairie Defeats Madison Memorial 51-27

 

Sun Prairie defeated Madison Memorial 51-27 in high school football Friday night.

Sun Prairie extended their two touchdown lead early in the third quarter when Sun Prairie's Lukas Otto nailed a 33-yard field goal to put the Cardinals up 31 to 14.

But Memorial doesn't give in. Spartans' quarterback Joe Ferguson keeps to score on the 1-yard plunge. Memorial trailed 31-21.

Then it was Sun Prairie's turn to strike back. On the next play from scrimmage following the Memorial kick, Donte Starlin-Merriam scored on a 72-yard run to put Sun Prairie up 38 to 21.

Starlin-Merriam had 258 yards rushing on the night.

Jazz Orchestra To Perform Concert In Honor Of Jeff Peronto

Jazz Orchestra To Perform Concert In Honor Of Jeff Peronto

The Jeff Peronto Jazz Orchestra, a Madison-based community jazz band, will be holding a special concert to honor the group's namesake, Jeff Peronto.

The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Sun Prairie High School Auditorium in Sun Prairie.

Peronto, 62, has been a staple in the community Jazz and concert band scene for 35 years.

As an instructor with Madison College, he influenced and provided joy to hundreds of area amateur and professional musicians. As part of this, he facilitated the involvement of many legendary groups performing at Madison College. such as the big bands of Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman.   

Sun Prairie Teacher Named Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year

Sun Prairie Teacher Named Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year

Westside Elementary School is beaming with pride as first grade teacher Marsha Herman was named Wisconsin’s Elementary Teacher of the Year.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by State Superintendent Tony Evers at a special all-school assembly at Westside Elementary.

The presentation of the award was a surprise for Herman as well as Westside students and staff who were told the assembly would focus on the school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program as they started the new school year.

"It is great to see Marsha’s hard work and experience recognized with an award of this magnitude," said Westside Elementary Principal Rick Mueller in a news release. "Marsha is an excellent example of the highly qualified teachers and staff at Westside and throughout the Sun Prairie Area School District who go above and beyond for students every day."