More Points of Pride

2012-2013 School Year

Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All State Award

Boys Division 1 (GPA on 4.00 scale)
Wausau East 3.94
Eau Claire Memorial 3.93
Sheboygan North 3.90
Franklin 3.88
Madison LaFollette 3.88
(16 total teams recognized in D1)

State Cross Country picture Team Members include:
Trevor Damkot (11th grade)
Joseph Hameister (12th grade)
Kevin Lang (12th grade)
Tommy Lang (9th grade)
Matthew Norman (12th grade)
Zach Schramm (9th grade)
Lucas Wyrembech (10th grade)
Shamus Zenk (10th grade)
Congratulations to freshman, Katie Reinemann, on creating a beautiful poster for National World Language Week, 2013. She won a cash prize for her 1st place poster which will be displayed in the case near 244.

2013 House Construction
Project 2012 - Student from North and South High Schools meet daily to work on this house. this years house makrs the 15th anninversary of the program. The house is located at 5110 Wild Meadow Dr and is expected to be completed in June. The Open House will be june 8th from 10-3 pm and everone is welcome to come and see the completed house. to see more about this years house please visit

Houseconstruction 3

The Sheboygan North High Varsity Dance Team placed 2nd in the Hip Hop division in the Eastern regional's on Saturday January 26th at D.C. Everest.  This qualifies the Sheboygan North Team for the WACPC State Championship on February 2nd at the La Crosse Center, La Crosse


WACPC State Dance Champions 2013 JV Hip Hop Division -Sheboygan North


Kristi Brittnay

Congratulations to the following students being selected to advance to the Wisconsin Art Education Association's Youth Art Month State Art Exhibition in Madison.  They are: Abby Klockow, Kristi Williams, Brittnay Blevons, Mikayla Mork, Gregory Erbs, and Pa Zao Vue.  Their work is currently on exhibit at the WAEA Regional Art Exhibition at UW-Sheboygan Fine Art Gallery until February 7, 2013 with an artist reception/ceremony on January 27 from 12 pm-2pm.

Mikayla Greg PaZao

Congratulations to Kara Martin.  Her pen and ink drawing, "Vitula" was selected as one of the 4 postcards for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center's upcoming Youth Art Month.  Kara's understanding of a good compostition has allowed her to think "outside the box" to create a very detailed drawing.


Congratulations to Jenna DeBaley. Her drawing, "Just Woke Up" was selected to participate in the 2013 Scholastic Art Exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  Along with being an exhibiting artist she will be receiving a Silver Key award on February 2nd.  This drawing is part of her ongoing series for AP Studio Art. Jenna is constantly monitoring and evaluating her thought process to create proficient work.
Just Woke Up

North High Students Take on Kohler Chef's Challenge - October 18 Kohler Food & Wine Experience

For several years North High School receives the honor of being one of the only high schools asked to help local chefs in the making of their dish. Adian Ljatifovski, Breanna Alsteen and Megan Hanson were sous chefs for this year's competition.

North High sophomore Olivia Mobley placed top five in the state for her logo design for the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association.  She designed her logo last year as a freshman in the MS Word Desktop Publishing class.


2011-2012 School Year

North Graduate Kelley Becherer competes in the 2012 Paralympic Games

North Artwork to be displayed in State Capitol Rotunda, March 2012

Martha Hill Class of 1998 Inducted into North High School's Athletic Wall of Fame

North Culinary Club Has Successful First Semester 2011

The 2010 Polaris staff earned the All-Kempa award, Friday, October 15th at the KEMPA journalism convention. Each year this convention is held for journalism students at UW-Whitewater. Schools from across Wisconsin and Northern Illinois attend the event and participate in yearbook and newspaper critiques. North has not won this award for a number of years. It’s an honor to earn the highest acknowledgement awarded to yearbook publications. The All-Kempa award puts North’s yearbook with some of the best in the state!

North High School Lakeland Math Meet Winners 2010

North High School 2009-2010 Scholarship Awards

Matt Griffith, North High School FBLA student 1st in the Nation

2008-2009 School Year

Na Xiong and Justin Thao took first place at the Winterfest Ice Carving Competition at the Shops of Woodlake in Kohler.

On Saturday, March 21, the Science Olympiad team competed at the Slinger High School Invitational.  1st Place Medals went to Harindi Amithirigala and Tyler Stank for Cell Biology;  Nick Karls and Harindi Amithirigala for Ecology;    Max Nabbefeld and Tyler Stank for Technical Problem Solving;   Tommy Nonnweiler and Evan Jochimsen for Astronomy.   2nd Place Medals went to Jon Gollner and Tommy Nonnweiler for Write It, Do It.

It was medals galore for the North DECA Chapter at the 2009 State Career Conference before break.  Kevin Chen and Brian Goetsch each medal once and Derick Adams medaled in both written tests.   Stewart Leis medaled three times and placed third in the state.  Sam Gilbertson received four medals and received state champion recognition.  Sam and Stew will be representing North High and Wisconsin at the international conference next month.

Sara Chang, Libby Schmitz, and Justin Thao's artwork will be on exhibit at the Art Garage in Green Bay as part of the Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month. These students’ work will advance to the statewide art exhibition in Madison on March 20, 2009.

The three North High Culinary Student entries in the Shops At Woodlake Warm Kettle Soup Cook-off, held on Valentine’s Day, garnered all three top places/trophies with their winning soup creations. The winners were: Raven Neils, 1st place, Tomato Florentine Soup; Holly Berg, 2nd place, Italian Sausage Butternut Squash Soup; and Heather Madson, 3rd place, Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Gee Lee, Tiana Wieck, Kevin Bolwerk and Alex Gamez participated in the Regional FCCLA Star Events Competition.  Kevin and Alex received bronze medals in Entrepreneurship and Gee and Tiana both received gold medals in Culinary Arts.  Gee and Tiana will advance to the WI State FCCLA competition in April.

Congratulations to Bao Yang. She has been selected to exhibit 3 pieces (2 paintings and 1 photograph) at the14th Hmong National Conference to be held on April 3-5 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Her work explores a variety of themes ranging from acculturation and assimilation to community growth and development to changing Hmong responsibilities and identity.

Congratulations to Libby Schmitz. Her transformation drawing of a snowman into a person was selected as one of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Youth Art Month's invitational post cards. Four students out of 100 student entries (K-12 both private and public) were selected for this honor. 12 students and their artwork from NHS will be on exhibit at JMKAC.

North's FBLA team earned 2nd place in the leadership conference at Brookfield East.

At the Science Olympiad regional in Oshkosh Otto Kletzien and Kevin Chen earned a first place medal in Cell Biology and a 2nd place medal in Food Science. Max Nabbefeld and Tyler Stank earned a 2nd place medal in Disease Detectives.

Matt Griffith has been selected as one of three winners of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition. There were over 70 contestants from the state of Wisconsin. Matt will now perform Weber's Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at their "Stars of Tomorrow"
concert on March 27.

Alice Zhao took 2nd place in the Junior Division, and Kaitlyn Laning took 6th place in the freshman/sophomore division at the Math Meet in Appleton.

The Sheboygan County Humane Society honored former North staff member Betty McGiness. Here is a copy of the SCHS newsletter.

For 13 years in a row North High has won the Sheboygan County Math Meet hosted by Lakeland College. This year North teams took 1st and 3rd place. Members of the championship team included: Andrew Bayliss, Justin Dreikosen, Taylor Waibel, Julia Livermore, Matt Griffith, Alice Zhao, Jonathan Wheeler, and Chamilaharindi Amithirigala.

The North High Math Team took third-place finish at the Fox Valley Math League Meet. Alice Zhao had the top score at the meet and Jonathan Wheeler and Harindi Amithirigala placed 4th and 5th in the Freshman/Sophomore division. Harindi Amithirigala took third place.

Matt Griffith was selected as the winner of the UW-Milwaukee Youth Wind Ensemble I Concerto Competition. He'll be performing as featured soloist with them on Saturday, March 1, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Bader Concert Hall.

Julia St. Pierre will preform with the Moscow Ballet during a performance of the Nutcracker at the Stephanie Weill Center for the Performing Arts.

Matt Griffith earned a 5th place finish at the 2008 FBLA National Leadership Conference in the Desktop Application Programming field.

Jon Wheeler, Tyler Stank, Alice Zhao and Kaitlyn Laning earned medals at the Fox Valley Math Meet.

Matt Griffith won 1st place in the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble's Young Artist Competition performing Messager's "Solo des Concours".

Senior swimmer Kelley Becherer earned a gold medal in the women’s 50-meter freestyle at the Paralympic Games in Beijing.

The Varsity Dance Team took first place in their regional.

Swimmers Kelley Becherer, Parker Wolf, Abby Fehrman, Isabella Zapinski and Nicole Maletzke will be compete at state for the 2nd year in a row. As a team the young ladies finished 14th at state. Wolf took 4th in the 50 freestyle and 7th in the 100 freestyle. Becherer took 16th in the 100 freestyle. Zapinski, Fehrman, Becherer and Wolf took 12th in the in the 200 freestyle relay. Becherer, Maletzke, Fehrman and Wolf took 14th in the 400 freestyle relay.

The North/South Girls Golf team participated at state this fall and took 9th place.

One aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act is for public school staff’s to be “highly qualified.”  All of North’s professional staff have bachelors’ degrees and are certified in their respective departments. Listed here are the names of North’s staff from the 2008-2009 school year who have been recognized for rather significant achievement.

2007-2008 School Year
  • Boys basketball coach Tom Desotell won this 500th varsity game. All his varsity wins have been at North.

  • Kelley Becherer, a member of the North High School Varsity Girls Swim Team, will compete in the 2008 Paralympic Games.

  • For the 12th straight year, students from North High School won the Lakeland Math Meet at Lakeland College.  The members of the team included Dylan Huebner, Zach Schlieder, Name Withheld, Zhexi Wang, Matt Griffith, Tommy Nonnweiler, Alice Zhao, and Kevin Chen.  North also won several individual medals:  Name Withheld – 1st place, Matt Griffith – 2nd place, Zhexi Wang -  4th place, Julia Livermore – 5th place, Dylan Huebner – 6th place, Brandon Pakkebier – 9th place, Alice Zhao & Andrew Bayliss – Honorable Mention.

  • The Polaris yearbook took Blue Ribbon Honors and The Wind newspaper took Honorable Mention at the North Eastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association conference at UW-Oshkosh April 23.

  • Frank Juarez was recognized by the Milwaukee Art Museum this year in a "where are they now" publication.

  • Every year the best high school musicians audition for membership in a State Honors Band, Orchestra and Choir. Most schools are lucky to have one person accepted. Sheboygan North has seven! Bassonists Max Meller and Brian Kloiber were accepted into the All-State Honors Band. Oboist Erin Britton, clarinetist Matt Griffith and violinist Katie Henderson were accepted into the All-State Honors Orchestra with violinist Hannah Gottsacker accepted as an alternate. Vocalist Patricia Lutze was accepted into the All-State Treble Choir.

  • H.O.S.A. is proud to announce 3 national qualifiers after competing in the state competition this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  Mai Choua Chang placed 1st in Medical Spelling.  Pa Nhia Chang and Nou Yang placed 3rd in Health Career Display with speech.  Nou Yang also placed 1st in Extemporaneous Health Issue Poster.  Jenny Pentek, Amy Weber and Lori Specht also had a very good competition.

  • Three North High students placed at the Wisconsin Science Olymdiad in 2008. Tommy Nonnweiler and Alice Zhao earned a 3rd place bronze medal in Remote Sensing . Alice Zhao and Zhexi Wang earned 5th place in Circuit Lab.

  • The North FBLA performed well at State. Top 5 winners : Rachel Yang – 5th Intro to Business, 4th – Jon Langan & Name Withheld in Desktop Publishing, and Steffany Reyna in FBLA Principles & Procedures. Advancing to Nationals in June are: Kevin Chen – 2nd in Business Math, Sam Gilbertson – 2nd in Future Business Leader, Matt Griffith – 1st in Desktop Application Design Programming , and in Network Design (Team) of Brian Bell, Eric Jochman, and Zach Schlieder.

  • Sheboygan North and South Culinary students swept up all 15 of the lst, 2nd and 3rd place medals awarded at Moraine Park Technical College's High School Culinary Olympics today. North winners included: Three Layer Cake Decorating Division:  Erin Molzner, Gold; Becca Trudeau, Silver. Chicken Create-A-Plate: Brittany Ramos, Silver; Sandwich Construction Relay Teams: Kayla Hanson, Stephanie Gilbertson and Alex Theodoroff, Gold; and Jeremy Jochman, Heather Madson and Brian Shaw, Bronze.
  • North's Culinary Team won 2nd place out of 23 teams in the 2008 Wisconsin ProStart Student Invitational (Aaron Berg, Erin Molzner, Brittany Ramos and Becca Trudeau) at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee. Our management team of all beginners won 3rd place out of 10 teams which they were pretty thrilled about. (Jeremy Jochman, Heather, Madson, Raven Neils and Brian Shaw)

  • Please congratulate Na Xiong. Her work was selected by the Department of Public Instruction to become a part of their permanent art collection in Madison. Only 6 were selected from a total of 300 artworks.
    This is the second year that North art students received awards from this prestigious art competition/exhibition sponsored by the Wisconsin Art Education Association (

    2007 - Abby Ott
    2008 - Na Xiong

  • Name Withheld, Jonathan Wheeler and Kaitlyn Laning medaled at the Fox Valley Math Meet.

  • Na Xiong and Lauren Porten were recognized with State Art Awards for their artistic achievements. State Student's work will be on display at the State Capital Rotunda from February 23 through March 6, 2008.

  • The team of Nichelle Letson and Brandon Pakkebier reached the octofinal round and placed above more than 60 other teams at the Woodward Novice Championship Tournament in Atlanta, GA. The varsity pair of Tim Knoedler and Laurel Mills received a formal invitation to the National Tournament of Champions in Lexington, KY – the highest honor the debate community can bestow upon and individual team.

  • The Policy Debate team of Laurel Mills, Tim Knoedler, Nichelle Letson and Brandon Pakkebier excelled in the national circuit tournament in northern Illinois. Pakkebier placed 11th our of over 100 speakers. The team of Knoedler and Mills earned the first National Tournament of Champions bid by an NHS team in more than a decade.

  • Laurel Mills and Tim Knoedler became the first NHS Debate team ever to make it to quarterfinals in a national qualifier.

  • Erin Britton, Mary Biemann, Jon Dielentheis, Alice Zhao and Yipper Lo qualified for the Wisconsin State Debate Tournament in December of 2007 in the Public Forum Division.

  • Erin Britton and Mary Biemann qualified for the National Forensics League Tournament in public forum debate.

  • Tim Knoedler, Laurel Mills, Brandon Pakkebier, Nichelle Letson, Shannon Hernandez and Jasmine Erbs were recognized for their achievements as members of the NHS Debate Team.

  • The following students earned medals at the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at UW-Milwaukee: Alice Zhao, Zhexi Wang, Anna Lutze, Tommy Nonnweiler, Even Jochimsen, Jon Gollner, Andrew Schimberg and Otto Kletzien.
  • The 2006-2007 yearbook won the All KEMPA award, the highest honor given by the Kettle Moraine Press Association.

  • 27 students from North's FBLA team qualified for state in 2008.
  • Sheboygan North High School junior Taylor Jon Waibel has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes the top scholars in the nation and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.

  • 4 North High School students were crowned Forensic champions at the Wisconsin Forensics Coaches Association State Tournament in May 2007.

  • Several North High School students have been named to the National Honor Roll, which recognizes high school and middle school students who have achieved exceptional academic success. Students named are Athena Bostwick-Kunstman, Tracy A. Goetsch, Mai N. Lee and Melissa Moua. To qualify, students must be in high school or middle school, must have a GPA of B or better and be involved in extracurricular activities.

  • With overwhelming support from the community in 2004, a $32 million referendum was passed to further improve and enhance our district’s buildings and facilities. At North High School, the additions included a field house, fitness center, auxiliary gym, locker rooms, commons area, school store, two classrooms and a shell for future classrooms. The Sheboygan Public Education Foundation also sold naming rights for the new additions to provide endowments, scholarships, classroom projects, and grants for our schools. Click here to see pictures of our new additions.

  • Danielle Dietz qualified for the the Cross Country State Meet in 2007.

  • Jennifer Gassner and Amanda Dlugopolski qualified for the State Tennis Tournament in 2007.

  • The Varsity Dance Team took first place in Division 1 Funk at the Kaukauna Classic and third place at the WACPC State Dance Championship in the Funk Division

  • 2007 North High Graduates received over a half-million dollars in scholarships. The scholarships awarded totaled more than $600,000!

  • Almost 70% of 2006 North High graduates continued their education at a college, university or vocational/technical school. (source:Student Performance Report 2005/06)

  • Approximately 60% of North High School students participate in co-curricular activities, including academic, athletic and music clubs, teams or organizations. (source: Student Performance Report 2005/06)

  • 57% of North High School seniors took the ACT in the 2006-07 school year. The average score was 22.4, which is just over the state average (22.2).

  • North High School sophomores scored better than the state average on the 2006 Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE). (source: DPI data accessed through the WINSS website)
Percentage of 10th grade students who scored Advanced or Proficient on the 2006 WKCE    
  North High School State
Reading 78.2 74.2
Language Arts 75.4 70.6
Math 74.6 69.9
Science 73.8 71.3
Social Studies 84.3 75.7