North High Points of Pride

2013-2014 School Year

The Board of Education recognized three of North's own for excellence at its May meeting. Congratulations to:

Corey Andreasen, Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Steven Kiel, High School Teacher of the Year
Jen Pickel, High School Volunteer of the Year

Employee of the Year RecognitionEmployee of the Year Recognition


National History Day

National Qualifier

Individual Performance

Elizabeth Gartman, The Harlem Renaissance

1st Runner Up

Individual Website

Claudette Beane,  Agent Orange:  The Last Ghost of the Vietnam War

National Finalists
Group Website
Annastazia Harriot and Elliot Eisner, Loving v. Virginia:  A Love Story to Remember

State Finalists and Wisconsin History Award Winners
Group Exhibit
Alec Laning, Jacqui England, Adrienne Tauscheck and Gabrielle Tauscheck, Human Rights v. Death Penalty

State Finalist
Individual Website
Nicole Galicia, The 1964 Mississippi Summer Project:  Challenging States’ Rights to Urge Federal Responsibility

Congratulations to Karson Bell, Nate Davis, Alex Hopp, Samantha Lee, and Sam Wang who will be representing North High at the the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta in May. The ICDC is the highlight of the DECA year. Sixteen thousand high school students, advisors, businesspersons and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Most participants at ICDC compete in one of DECA's competitive events. The top competitors in each event are recognized for their outstanding achievements. In addition to the competitive events, many students and advisors participate in a variety of leadership and career advancing academies.


Congratulations to North High Math Department's own Corey Andreasen. Mr. Andreasen has been selected as a Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Thank you for all the excellent work you do!



North High's HOSA chapter has had an exciting year. North HOSA members donated 225 hour of community service. In addition, 8 of North's students placed in the top 5 finishers in their categories at the State Leadership Conference in April:

Windy Xiong, Community Awareness and Medical Photography
Nancy Chang, Extemporaneous Health Poster
Phoua Kue, Community Awareness and Job Seeking Skills
Pang Houa Thao, Community Awareness
Sam Hopp, Medical Math
Yingya Yang, Extemp. Health Poster
Sandra Chang, Extemp. Health Poster
Mai Vang Chang, Nurse Assisting.

You can read more about North's HOSA here.



Dr. Jamie Nusbaum's Advanced Writing students have been working in conjunction with the Sheboygan Press to produce articles examining the challenges and opportunities technology presents to the educational community. You can read some of the students' articles here:

Should Teachers be Allowed to Take Students' Phones Away? by Wendy Chang The Pressures of New Technology by Maddie Jetzer Honey, Can You Help Me With This? Older Generations and Technology by Nadia John
Excitement Sparked by Chromebook Beta Test by Ally Wolker Questioning Technology by Cassy Wolker It Was an Accident by Katie Folan
Challenging the Youth Electronic Overload by Sam Broghammer The Lent Challenge by Jessica Pittner Out With the Old and in With the New by Liz Winter
Technology in the Classroom by Lauren Hundley The Changes of Technology in the Classroom by Christina Woelfel The Future of Technology by Austin Scheib



National History Day State Qualifiers



Olivia Mobley, Yoder vs. Wisconsin: Religious Rights and Educational Responsibility Collide

Victoria Holtz, Title IX: The Last Stretch in Women’s Rights

Caleb Torres, Martin Luther:  An Advocate for Human Rights and Responsibilities


Individual Website

Nicole Galicia, The 1964 Mississippi Summer Project:  Challenging States’ Rights to Urge Federal Responsibility

Claudette Beane, Agent Orange:  The Last Ghost of the Vietnam War


Group Website
MacKenzie Wolf & Madison Wolf, Hortonville Teachers’ Strike of 1974 (North Eastern Historical Research Award)
Annastazia Harriot & Elliot Eisner, Loving v. Virginia:  A Love Story to Remember


Individual Exhibit

Na Lee Lee, Zablocki vs. Redhail:  Fighting for the Rights and Responsibilities of Marriage Against Law


Group Exhibit

Alec Laning, Jacqui England, Gabrielle Tauscheck & Adrienne Tauscheck, Human Rights vs Death Penalty

Tyra Gutschow & Lily Reyer, The Voyage to Lady Liberty


Individual Performance

Elizabeth Gartman, The Harlem Renaissance


Individual Documentary

Katelyn Mendini, The American with Disabilities Act:  A Struggle for Human Rights


From among those students who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, 15,000 students nationwide advanced to the Finalist level. North High School is honored to have four National Merit Finalists for 2014. Congratulations to the following students:
Margaret Clarke
Alexander Hopp
Sophia Intravaia
Molly Knoedler

Kohler Co.

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing North High School at the April 5th regional tournament for the 2014 National History Day competition:

Victoria Holtz, Title IX
Olivia Mobley, Yoder vs. Wisconsin: Freedom of Religion
Sydne Davis, Welfare Rights
Tou Chang, Rights and Responsibilities of Knights
Caleb Torres, Martin Luther: An Advocate for Civil Rights

Individual Website
Jaime Xiong, The Secret War in Laos
Nicole Galicia, Freedom Summer
Claudette Bean, Agent Orange: The Last Ghost of the Vietnam War
Michael Butzen, Agent Orange: Responsibilities of Government and Rights of Soldiers
Ryan Jaeger, Emmett Till

Group Website
Elliot Eisner & Annastazia Harriott, Loving vs. Virginia
Oscar Garcia & Diego Paz, Compulsory Education
Mackenzie Wolf & Madison Wolf, Hortonville Strike of 1974
Amanda Henschel & Abby Herrmann, Rights and Responsibilities of Women in the Military
Jenna Warden & Jenna Hemenway,

Individual Exhibit
Marlina Mueller, A Breakthrough for Stonewall
Carley Jo Gieseke, Jim Crow Laws
Sydney Scharrer, Voting Rights Act
Lauren Anderson, Italy and WWII
Na Lee Lee, Zablocki vs. Redhail

Group Exhibit
Sean Duening & Evan Velier, The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Tyra Gutschow & Lily Reyer, The Voyage of Lady Liberty
Brittany Rusch & Madisen Kelly, Rights and Responsibilities of People with Mental Disabilities
Faith Senkbeil, Harper Westfall, & Jaelyn Walter, Revival of the Ku Klux Klan
Adrienne Tauscheck, Gabrielle Tauscheck, Jacqui England & Alex Laning, History of Wisconsin Death Penalty, John McCaffary

Individual Documentary
Eric Suscha, The History of Child Labor
Katie Mendini, History of the ADA: Rights and Responsibilities of the Disabled
Abe Opie, Book Banning

Group Documentary
Justice Rieth, Thomas Gosse, & Michael Woepse, The South's Right to Secede in the 1800's
Savannah Bopha, Kayla Kue, & Eli Vang, Chinese Exclusion Act

Individual Performance
Elizabeth Gartman, The History of Jazz and Its Impact on Society
Ben Johnson, John Adams: Rights and Responsibilities of the Boston Massacre
Liz Johnson, The Pill: A Drug of Rights
Ally Wolker, Extra! Extra!

Group Performance
Abbey Stauber, Felicity Mueller, & Omar Sosa, My Lai
McKenna Robinson & Erica Winter, The National Organization for Women and the Struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment


On January 11th, the Sheboygan North Varsity Dance Team competed in the Kaukauna Classic Funk Division taking a respective 2nd Place. 

The North Varsity Dance Team is coached by Alyssa Allen,  Pictures (Top Left) Angelica Yang, Erykah Gort, Kayla Brice, Lily Reyer, Allie Campbell, (Middle Left) Lilee Dodgson, Sydney Scharrer, Kimberly Waite, Meredith Scharinger, StephanieStrean, Allie Buelter, Kirsten Corgard (Front Row) Molly Delahunt, Captain Abbey Schubert, Captain Emily Hening, Sara Prescott, Yareth Meza, Adrianne Essex & Taylor Biederwol

Varsity Dance Team


Congratulations to North High Senior Erica Brahan on earning an award of Honorable Mention for her entry, Edible Attitudes, in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.  For more information about her award, please go to


North Debate State Champions

The North High debate team of Jon Cook and Sam Wang are the 2013-2014 Wisconsin State Debate Champions.  Competing against the state's best 22 Varsity Policy Debate teams at the State Debate Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this weekend, Cook and Wang, both seniors, debated and defeated the top teams in Wisconsin.  In preliminary rounds, Cook and Wang won five and lost one, defeating Mukwanago, Mequon Homestead, Glendale Nicolet and two teams from the state's best debate program, Appleton East.  Cook and Wang lost to Marquette University High School of Milwaukee, a loss they avenged in the semifinals, beating Marquette on a 3-0 decision.  In the final (championship) round, Cook and Wang defeated a third Appleton East team, the defending Wisconsin State Debate Champions, on a 4-1 decision.  Jon Cook was also the tournament's third best speaker.   

This state championship, North's first in 21 years, concludes an incredibly successful month for Jon Cook and Sam Wang.  Earlier this month Cook and Wang qualified for two National Debate Tournaments.  In qualifying tournaments, Cook and Wang went undefeated, not losing a single ballot, to earn bids to the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament in Chicago in May, and the National Forensics League National Tournament in Kansas City in June, a feat not accomplished by a North debate team in 7 years.  Head Coach (and 2012-2013 Wisconsin State Coach of the Year) David Henning says these accomplishments place Cook and Wang among the greatest North debate teams in history, putting them alongside the highly successful 1992-1993 and 2007-2008 teams. 

The achievements of North debaters Jon Cook and Sam Wang are something that everyone associated with North High, past, present or future, can be proud of and point to as an example of North's high quality students and education.  Indeed, it is something the entire Sheboygan community can take pride in.

North High's CANfiguration Team - 1st Place
North High's CANfiguration team took first place Monday, January 20 in the MLK Day CANfiguration event.  team members were: Megan Sopper, Sydney Scharrer, Mai Ying Yang, Xee Lee Yang, Katie Revelis, Aesha Patel, Abby Klockow, Molly Knoedler, Maddie Opie, Jessica Moyer, Kara Kaltenbrun, Cassie Krueger, Nick Cook, Ally Heimerl, and Julia Sievers.  The students constructed a chair, lamp, table and cat out of canned goods.
North High Art Student's Design selected for Youth Art Month Flag

Autumn Legaspi’s, grade 11, Youth Art Month (YAM) design was one of the 16 designs chosen for the 2014 Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Wisconsin Youth Art Month Flag.
There were 327 designs submitted from K-12 grade students across the state. She will be recognized on Friday, April 4th at the State Capitol in Madison. Her design will be printed on a 5foot x 3foot flag that will be displayed in San Diego, CA during the National Art Education Association Conference.
chef's Challenge



North High Students took on Kohler Chef’s Challenge

Chef's Challenge 2

              On October 17th, the Kohler Food & Wine Experience kicked off at the Stella Artois Main Stage. The starring event of the night was the Kohler Chef’s Challenge, which featured six local chefs competing to create the best culinary masterpiece within a twenty-minute time frame. Afterwards, the dishes were auctioned off to the highest bidding audience member.

               The chefs, however, cannot take on this competition without the help of sous chefs, who are assistances to the head chef. For several years North High School received the honor of being one of the only high schools asked to help out the chefs in the making of their dish for this competition. This year, two of North’s Hospitality students were sous chefs. These two students were Lisa Lee and Valerie Ploeckelman, who were in the first round of the competition, working with Chef Trent Hazelberg, from the restaurant Cucina and Chef Dan Dries, from Whistling Straits Restaurant.

First, the teams scoped out the ingredient table, to begin planning their dish. But it isn’t until the teams were ready to cook, that they were given their secret ingredient, which was Pork tenderloin. Each team quickly chose what ingredients to use, how to prepare, cook, then plate their dish, all within 20 minutes.

              Although all the chefs created dishes with appeasing aromas that were beautifully plated, only one could win. This years winner was Chef Angie Rondinelli, from the American Club whose seafood dish sold for $1100. Even though neither of our students helped Chef Angie win, they all left this event with another  culinary experience under their belts.




North's Art Exhibition Space


The North High Art Department launched the NHS Exhibition Space on Thursday, September, 19. Featured artists for the very first exhibition were Lee Xiong and Mai Koua Yang

Video of Lee and Mai Koua


North Teacher Recipient of the 2013 Yale Educator Award
Press Release


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