Celebrations: May 6

May 4, 2010


• Ryan and Eryn (nee Corning) Hatchell are parents of a daughter, Joselyn Caley, born April 11, 2010. She was 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 21 1/2 inches. She joins brother, Owen, 2. Grandparents are Joe and Lisa Hatchell and Mike and LeeAnn Corning, all of Brown Deer. Great-grandparents are Violet Corning of Menomonee Falls, Shirlee Simonis of Wabeno and Doris and John Weyers of Appleton.


Quinn Hester of Menomonee Falls has been awarded the 2010 Golden Badger for Wisconsin Student Filmmaking at the 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival for his short film titled, "Framework." He is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in film production.

Jordan Kapke and Rituparna Medda, both of Menomonee Falls, were among the more than 500 who presented their projects at the 12th annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate Symposium.

Travis Serebin of Germantown and Nyssa Becker of Menomonee Falls were inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Sarah Grond of Menomonee Falls was awarded an all-expense paid summer study trip by the Federal Republic of Germany. Sarah will travel to Germany this summer to participate in excursions of cultural and historic interest. She is the daughter of Chris and Margie Grond and a student at Brookfield Academy.

• The Future Business Leaders of America team from Menomonee Falls High School competed against 2,200 other schools in Wisconsin Dells in business related events. Tyler Hackbarth placed first; Brian Kramer, second; and Hillary Thompson, Justin Klough and Caleb Brose as a team, second. These students will attend the national competition in July.

Sophia Kurszewski, a fourth-grade student at Amy Belle School, received an award from Jessica Doyle, the first lady of Wisconsin, for winning her weekly online contest, "Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle?"


• The St. Boniface Middle School forensic team participated in six tournaments during February and March. In their division, they finished among the top three schools in all tournaments awarding team trophies. Eighth-graders Nina Balistreri and Lauren Kaberlien medaled in the final round for Humorous Solo Acting. Seventh-grader Sarah Lambert took third place in Humorous Solo. Sixth-grader Robert Koenen took second in Poetry. Emily Uecker and Danielle Gardner, both eighth-graders, won first place in Group Acting.

• Germantown High School's all-girl team of Stephanie Seidler, Cat Chausow, Thuy Lan Nguyen, Michelle Dunk, Amanda Stoeker and Ruth Griffin team placed first in the 2010 Bots IQ Spring competition. Beautiful Disaster II, the girls' robot, rode on four wheels supporting a 12 inch rotating table saw blade. The robot and team were sponsored by Plastic Components in Germantown.

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