Past Feature Pics

Rotary Club Sturdent

The Rotary Club of Winona recently awarded the Student of the Month for May to Alex Andrea Strelow. Alex is the daughter of Jess and Sue Strelow and is a senior at Cotter High School, graduating with honors. At school, Alex has been involved in Parmies (Prayer Armies Knitting Club), marching band, tech crew for theater, Students Promoting Awareness, photography club, Eucharistic minister, welcoming crew for international students, school tours and RCIA sponsor. She also played soccer and softball and was a captain on the soccer team. Her volunteer and community involvement includes helping out at St. Mary's Church with arts and environment, helping at a nursery, serving as a eucharistic minister, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Mission Trip (two years), outdoor clean-up, River City Festival helper and hospitality minister. She has also volunteered at Red Cross blood drives, St. Mary's after-school care and the Winona Brass Band.
Alex would like to work with children someday, so she plans to get her college degree in nursing or elementary education from Winona State University. The Rotary Club of Winona congratulates this outstanding student and is pleased to recognize Alex's accomplishments and service to the community. Each month a different student is selected as the Rotary Student of the Month. At the end of the school year, one of the students will receive a $500 scholarship.

PICTURED: Alex Andrea Strelow, center, with Rotary president Lance Duellman and mother, Sue Strelow.

Buffalo County 4-H

On Saturday, May 9th the Buffalo County 4-H Equine Project sponsored a Horsemanship Clinic at the Midnight Riders Arena in Mondovi.  The clinic was made possible through a grant from the WI State 4-H Council and the horse and pony rides given by the project members on July 4th and at the Buffalo County Fair.  The program’s English clinician was Laura Windmiller from Dodge, Wisconsin. Windmiller introduced Novice and Intermediate 4-H riders to the basics of English riding and Hunter Hack jumping. She also helped some of the Advanced 4-H horse project members introduce their horses to jumping.  The Western clinician was Anna Nelson from Wykoff, Minnesota.  Nelson explained what the Judge looks for when doing horse showmanship and halter competitions. Buffalo County 4-H riders worked on basic western riding skills and how to approach and work the gate for the trail class.   Rosemary and Karissa O’Connell of Lookout Legends 4-H Club introduced the members and parents to Hippology, a skill based learning strategy for learning about horsemanship.  The 4-H Horsemanship clinic was coordinated by the 4-H Horse Leadership Team of Linda Fetting, Kelli Krzyszton, and Mary Norby.

PICTURED: Clinician Anna Nelson showing proper way to carry the lead rope for showmanship and halter classes.


Trinona Event

Mark Steffes Award

The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools is pleased to announce Ethan Scharmer as the recipient of the 2015 Mark Steffes Scholarship Award. Ethan has always been passionate about football, an all-around athlete, friend, and definitely knows the definition of “team”.  Community is important to Ethan, and it is clear to the scholarship committee, that education is important as well.  Ethan always showed how hard he has worked in the classroom and in football.  Ethan will be attending St. Olaf in the fall. Mark Steffes’ parents, family and friends wanted to keep his memory alive by supporting someone’s journey into higher education that was passionate about football.  Mark graduated from WSHS in 1996 and had played football since he was very young.

Chamber-Business Awards

WinCraft Incorporated was Tuesday named Winona's Business of the Year. That was one of seven awards handed out by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce at its 15th Annual Business Celebration Luncheon held at the Riverport Inn. WinCraft has been in Winona for over 50 years and has just broken ground on a new 5.5 million dollar warehouse and manufacturing center in the city's east end. Dahl Automotive (Pictured) was named the Best Place To Work...Benchmark Electronics was presented with the Workforce Development Award. Red Carpet Award for Outstanding Customer Service was given to La Boutique. The Small Business Achievement Award went to Scharmer and Sons...the Outstanding Achievement in Community Award was presented to Project FINE. The Downtown Investment Award was given to Blooming Grounds Coffee House which underwent a long remodeling and expansion project after a fire in 2013.   


WSHS-Big 9

Congratulations to our great slate of winter season athletes from Winona Senior High School named to Big 9 All Conference (AC) and All Conference Honorable Mention (ACHM).
Front Row Bottom L to R:  Maria Appicelli (Girls Basketball, ACHM), Hayley Gerdes (Gymnastics, AC), Chris Wisted (Wrestling, AC), Michaela Beberg (Girls Hockey, ACHM), Trey Bechly (Boys Basketball, ACHM)
Second Row L to R:  
Molly Sanvik (Girls Hockey,AC), Kaytee Johns (Dance Team,ACHM), Karwyn Thill (Dance Team, AC), Nick Hoven (Boys Hockey, ACHM), Griffin Wolner (Boys Swimming ,AC), Ashley Wilkowski (Gymnastics, ACHM)
Third Row L to R:  
Chase Pomeroy (Wrestling, ACHM), Michael Lubahn (Boys Hockey, AC), Hallee Hoeppner (Girls Basketball, AC), Nick Thull (Floor Hockey,AC)
Back Row L to R: 
Danneka Voegeli (Girls Basketball, ACHM), John Rickoff (Boys Hockey,AC), PJ Appicelli (Boys Basektball, AC), Matthew Schoh (Boys Hockey,ACHM), Dylan Kelso (Floor Hockey, ACHM), Abby Winter (Girls Basketball, ACHM)
Not Pictured:  EJ Kohner (Boys Swimming, AC), Kyle Schneider (Boys Swimming, AC), Derrick Prenot (Boys Diving, AC), Jillian Hultgren (Girls Hockey,AC), Jack Vaselaar (Wrestling,AC), Jacob Mueller (Wrestling, ACHM), Cal Thompson (Boys Hockey, ACHM)