For using their talent to help fight childhood hunger, Salem School kindergarten through sixth-grade students are this week’s Homeroom Standouts.
By selling their artwork, the students raised $998.37 for the Sharing Center. As part of an annual community service project, the artwork is posted by Square 1 Art for purchase in a variety of mediums. Families shop a catalog of products that contain the image of the art, including coffee mugs, phone cases, jewelry boxes, pillow cases and magnets.
All students receive a sheet of free stickers with their artwork printed on them for participating. The school earns a percentage of the profit from each sale. Top earners Violet Clark, Elizabeth Goodfriend, Joey Pflug, Ella Riley, Serenity Salas and Beth Peacock recently presented the check to the Sharing Center.
Sharon Pomaville, director of the Sharing Center, said the money will be used to support the center’s school snack program. It will directly benefit the nutritional needs of students in western Kenosha County.
This week’s Gold Star goes to the Westosha Central Future Business Leaders of America chapter for setting a school record at the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference. Twenty-four Central High School students placed first, second or third in their event and will advance to the state competition in Appleton in April.
The Central FBLA also took first place for the Community Service award and third place for Most Outstanding Chapter.
* Wilmot High School student Kenzie Flinn received an Honorable Mention Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, recognizes female high school students for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.
* The annual Fab 5 event had fifth- through eighth-grade students at Riverview competing in team-building contests as part of random, multi-grade teams. Teams chose members to compete in five categories: 3-on-3 basketball, American Idol, Scrabble, Pictionary and Math 24. They compete as a team in the final event, a 10-station obstacle course. In addition to event winners, one team wins a traveling spirit award.
* Fourth- and fifth-grade students from Randall School competed in the Regional Math 24 Tournament Feb. 9 at the Kenosha County Center. The fourth-grade team consisting of Lucas Mangold, Madeline Nettis and Jack Johnson took fourth place at the meet. Mangold was the high-scorer for Randall. The fifth-grade team consisted of James Kiraly, Joshua Loose and Ethan Weaver. Kiraly was the high scorer for Randall and placed first for the fifth graders. Loose scored fourth overall.