District Achievements 2021-22

The Green Bay Area Public School District is proud to share our students' and staff accomplishments. Click below to view staff and student achievements in our District.


Staff Achievements

  • Congratulations to Green Bay Schools board secretary Beth Jones for being featured in "The Press Times" on September 20, 2021. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to Family Engagement Coordinator for Green Bay Schools, Ingrid Parker-Hill, for being a 2021 Ethics in Action award recipient from the annual Ethics in Action Honors Celebration hosted by Foundations Health & Wholeness, Inc. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to East High School alumni and staff Fabiola Rizo (bilingual counselor) and Maria Abundiz Campos (bilingual social worker) for being featured on NBC26 for Hispanic Heritage Month. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to Eats for East at East High School for being featured on NBC26 on October 1, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congratulations to Edison Middle School math teacher Marie Viste for being featured in the Post Crescent on October 8, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Eisenhower Elementary School reading interventionalist, Brittany Braasch, who was honored as the WIXX Teacher of the Month. Brittany will receive a high education credit from Marian University, a wing party from The Bar, a gift bag, gift certificates, and more! Learn more about becoming a WIXX teacher of the month and nominate a teacher here.
  • Congratulations to John Dewey Academy of Learning teacher Jenny Wassenberg for being selected to participate in National History Day's fall workshop Inspiring Student Research with the Library of Congress. Read full story here.
  • Congrats to Director of Bands for Lombardi Middle School & Southwest High School Sara Baye & elementary band/orchestra teacher John Quigley for being selected to march in the Band Directors Marching Band in the 2022 Rose Parade in California! 
  • Lombardi Middle School's staff participated in their school's annual Attitude of Gratitude project. Through their kind and generous actions, staff raised $350 dollars to provide Lombardi families with gift cards to a local grocery store for a Thanksgiving meal!
  • Congratulations to Preble High School welding teacher Wes Berndt and senior Austin Spain for being featured on Fox 11 on Thursday October 21, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School football coach Dustin Gresen for being featured in "The Press Times" on August 19, 2021. See full article here.
  • Congratulations to Rebekah Konkel, Science Department Chair at Lombardi Middle School, who won a $500 award for the Lombardi Science Department from Plexus at the Premiere of the Get Real Math/Science Videos.
  • Congratulations to Nicolet Elementary School teachers Marco Guillen and Minerva Escamilla, who started SOL-Baille Folklorico de Nicolet, for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 on October 12, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School seniors Maddie Marchant and Elsie Williams and instructor Tom Sebranek for being featured on Fox 11, WBAY, and WTAQ on October 5, 2021. The seniors are taking the agriscience class that cares for six Flex Farm indoor hydroponic growing systems, an aeroponics system, and a Nutrient Film Technique hydroponic system. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School staff member Candace Cole and second grader Maria Perez for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 in a story about the Frida Kahlo mural on Olde Main Street on October 6, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School fifth grade teacher Molly Lucareli for being awarded a $3,800 grant from The Canary Fund. The money will be used to support Molly's "Stagedoor Experience" project, and fund a trip for her students to attend a matinee performance of the Broadway musical WICKED at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. 
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School's General Music/Artistic Director Kevin Flogel for being cast in "MTI's All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre". This will be a community fundraising event for local theatres. Tickets for this fundraising event go on sale on October 1st! Performances are November 12 - 15 at the Community Theatre.
  • Congratulations to E-Ben Grisby, a special education teacher at West High School and co-chair of the board of Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities. E-Ben was named the Wisconsin Leadership Community Choice Awards winner for Man of Excellence. Read full story here.
  • Bergstrom Subaru and AdoptAClassroom.org have chosen to "adopt" six West High School teachers. They have donated funds for each of these teachers toward new equipment in the classrooms. Congratulations Lindsey Rykal, Bobbie Jo Sarenich, Max Woerishofer, Greg Sawyer, Lisa Merkel and Bonnie Gonzales.
  • Congratulations to the following GBAPS students and staff who are involved with the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Concerts in Madison on October 28-30: Adam Brown (East High School, Fort Howard Elementary School, Howe Elementary School, Keller Elementary School, Nicolet Elementary School); Andrew Bader (Preble High School, Edison Middle School), and Amelia Gibbons, Anna George, Ellen Zhang, and Grace Zhang (Southwest High School)

Student Academic Achievements

  •  Congratulations to East High School Musical-Theatre students Ione Berken, Isaac Bowman, Amelia Bazett-Jones, and Jenny Duarte-Castillo on being selected for the 2021-2022 Center Stage “Encore Singers.” 
  • Congratulations to East High School senior Alejandra Romero for being featured on Spectrum News 1. See the full article here.
  • Congratulations to East High School students Maddie Eckberg, Peter Kiernan, and Anika Sorenson who came out on top at the Northeast Wisconsin Finance and Investment Business Bowl regional competition at UWGB. The team will be advancing to state in Madison in May 2022.
  • Congratulations to Lombardi Middle School student Ileana Pagan for winning the annual Packers Student Art Contest. Read the full story here.
  • View Preble High School's entry for the statewide SBEs (School-Based Enterprises) contest featuring Jada Wagner (School Store Manager) and Megan Jonet (School Store Assistant Manager) here: Preble Hornets Nest- Junior Achievement Video. If they make it to the next round, the girls have a chance at a $2,500 scholarship.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School Senior Greta Hansen who was named a Heisman High School Scholarship School Winner!
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School DECA officer and DECA President Elizabeth (Lizzy) Morris who has designed activities and events that are appropriate and fun for the residents at Woodside Senior Communities. Green Bay Southwest DECA members made it their mission in the fall of 2021 to develop a bond between their senior class and the residents of the Woodside Senior Communities. Read more here.
  • Congratulations to the following West High School students who scored exceedingly high marks on international scoring standards for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Personal Project: Charlie Brault, Calvin Wery, Ashley Martine, and Jasmin Campbell. 
  • Congratulations to the Northeast Wisconsin Latinx Rising scholarship recipients for 2021: Jaime Álvarez and Chris López Henriquez from East High School, Carolina Silván-Pérez and Jennifer Valenzuela from Preble High School, and Gisel Tejeda Sánchez and Lezly Vejar from West High School. Each student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship through NEW Latnix Rising. The recipients earned an average GPA of 3.63 with an average class rank in the top 11%. They also served more than 600 community service hours in support of local organizations. They plan to continue their education at NWTC, UW-Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Congratulations to Wisconsin's National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Peter Kiernan (East High School), Samantha Hoefs (Preble High School), and Elana Heiser (Southwest High School). Learn more here.

Student Athletic and Activity Achievements

  • Congratulations to the following GBAPS winners of the Brown County MLK poster and creative writing contest: John Dewey Academy of Learning - Aidan Irvin (2nd place in Grades 10-12 poster); Keldon Burton, (Honorable Mention in Grades 7-9 essay); Layla Busch-Hill (Honorable Mention in Grades 7-9 poster); Langlade Elementary School - Mateo Guevara-Derber (Honorable Mention in Grades 4-6 essay); Leonardo da Vinci - Mekyle Ahmad (Honorable Mention in Grades K-3 poem); Zeenia K. Ahmad (1st place in Grades 4-6 poem); Lombardi Middle School - Adyson Webster (Honorable Mention in Grades 4-6 poster); Ileana Pagan (3rd place in Grades 4-6 poster); Preble High School - Nora Oleniczak (Honorable Mention in Grades 10-12 essay); Tank Elementary School - Elena Sanchez (2nd place in Grades K-3 poster); Jade Estrada Mora (Honorable Mention in Grades K-3 poster); Jusneyling Alfaro Ordonez (1st place in Grades K-3 (poster); Washington Middle School - Ana Leigh Perez (3rd place in Grades 7-9 poem). Learn more here.
  • Congratulations to Aldo Leopold Community School first grader Addison VanEss and Langlade Elementary School second grader Paige Roskom; two winners in the GB Fire Department poster contest, "Sounds of Fire Safety".
  • Congratulations to the following East and Southwest High School students and recent graduates in their performance of "The SpongeBob Musical" at St. Norbert College Music Theatre: Ione Berken, Isaac Bowman, Elizabeth Cantwell, Madeline Eckberg, Maliq Mendez-McGillivray, Paige Lawrence, and Zachary Holder.
  • Attendees at this year's GBAPS Marching Band Showcase (East High School, Preble High School, Southwest High School, and West High School marching bands) donated 480 pounds of food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Thank you! 
  • Congratulations to the following Green Bay United Swim team members that took 4th place at Sectionals and will be advancing to State: Brigitta Neverman, Ivana Neverman, Ella Sieber, Claire Sieber, and Lily Awe.
  • Congratulations to East High School for holding a successful Eats for East food drive. East would like to thank everyone who donated and give special thanks to the Green Bay Preble Optimist Club who stopped by with a donation of food along with a donation of $1,245.
  • Congratulations to Nicolet Elementary School teachers Marco Guillen and Minerva Escamilla, who started SOL-Baille Folklorico de Nicolet, for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 on October 12, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School athlete Hunter Frommung for committing to Wisconsin-Eau Claire for baseball
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School students who competed in the Bonduel District SkillsUSA competition: Related Technical Math: Andrew Kuznetesov (1st Place), Patrick Kennedy (3rd Place); Technical Drafting: Emma Dornbush (1st Place), Bentley Soukhaphaly (2nd Place); Welding: Evan Goral (3rd Place).
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student Halle Johnson who received a $5,000 national anti-bullying scholarship from the organization Stand for the Silent.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School Junior Achievement team that was one of 4 teams selected to move on to the Finals of the Junior Achievement Northeast Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur Live Competition.
  • Congrats to Preble High School's Tazia Reese for taking 2nd place in the Best Cake category at the FVTC culinary competition! Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Brigitta Neverman for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on December 5, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Excited to share that Preble High School athlete Ashley Wolfe has announced that she will be furthering her academic and softball career at Oregon State University. Read more here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete Maggie Nicholson for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on November 29, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School alumna Mackenna Tolfa, as she realizes her dream to join the Blue Man Group World Tour as their featured female percussionist. Read more about her story featured on WFRV on November 5, 2021, here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School's Brigitta Neverman for being selected as the FRCC conference swimmer of the year for 2021 after winning two individual events and being part of the record setting 400 free relay. Relay team members included: Ivana Neverman, Ella Sieber, Claire Sieber and Brigitta Neverman. Brigitta has committed to swim for the University of Minnesota next fall.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School baseball player Jake Petasek for committing to Madison JC. Jake is currently slotted at No. 82 overall on our state's 2022 board. 
  • Congratulations to Preble High School welding teacher Wes Berndt and senior Austin Spain for being featured on Fox 11 on Thursday October 21, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congratulations to Preble High School athlete Hudson Schaetz for being nominated as a RallyAroundUs athlete of the week. Read full story here
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School boys soccer team for being featured on Press Times on October 13, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to the Preble High School boys' golf team for receiving an Honorable Mention in Division 1 at the spring 2021 WIAA regional tournament. In addition, congratulations to the following team members for their academic accomplishments: Izak Wiegman, Connor Novitski, Patrick Kennedy, Austin Soli, and Patrick Heil.
  • Congrats to Brigitta Neverman, a Preble High School junior, for being featured on Green Bay Press Gazettes list of, "Athletes and teams that made the 2020-21 high school sports year special" on July 30, 2021. See full article here.
  • Congratulations to Ivory Donald from Preble High School on her honorable mention in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association's 2021 girls soccer all-state teams list.
  • Congratulations to the following Preble High School student-athletes for being honored as part of the FRCC all-conference softball team: Ally Eden (Player of the Year), Ron Metzler (Coach of the Year), Ava DeBaker (1st team), Ashley Wolfe (1st team), Melody Siudzinski (1st team), Maddy Whitney (1st team), Ally Eden (1st team), Eleanor Hoge (2nd team), Brooke Hock (2nd team) and Ariene Kollman (honorable mention). 
  • Congratulations to Preble High School student athlete AnnaBelle Davis for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on September 20, 2021.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Chamber Choir for performing the National Anthem at a Milwaukee Bucks game.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School DECA for attaining the international DECA Thrive Level award this year. The Southwest DECA chapter is one of 12 Wisconsin DECA chapters that completed three campaigns to encourage community involvement, ethical leadership, and school and community activities to promote the learning and application of marketing concepts 
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Troyettes dance team on their first-place win at the Little Chute Holiday Dance Invite in D2 Pom.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School DECA members who competed in the national DECA competition, including: (Entrepreneurship) Aaliyah McVane - 3rd place, Steele Torrez - 4th place, (Retailing) Sydney Jensen - 5th place, Thirzah Koetz - 6th place, Rachel Klarkowski - 7th place, Emmanuel McPherson - 8th place, Jessica Beuk 9th place, (Hotel/Hospitality) Emmanuel McPherson - 4th place, Calvin Yang - 5th place, Solomon Yang - 6th place, Avery Wotruba - 7th place, (Restaurant) Hutson Giannunzio - 3rd place, and Cole Bzdawka - 4th place.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School student athlete Greta Hansen for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on October 27, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School athlete Thomas Paasch for being featured in Green Bay Press Gazette on October 7, 2021. See full story here.
  • Congratulations to Sam Marchant of Southwest High School for being honored as part of the FRCC all-conference softball team! Sam was named to the 2nd team as a catcher. 
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School athlete Vince Vanmieghem for being featured in the Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight in "The Press Times" on August 23, 2021. See full article here.
  • Thank you to the Oneida Retail Convenience stores for supporting the Southwest High School Booster Club with an $880 donation from their “Giving Pump”.
  • Congratulations to Southwest High School seniors Maddie Marchant and Elsie Williams and instructor Tom Sebranek for being featured on Fox 11, WBAY, and WTAQ on October 5, 2021. The seniors are taking the agriscience class that cares for six Flex Farm indoor hydroponic growing systems, an aeroponics system, and a Nutrient Film Technique hydroponic system. Read the full story here.
  • Congratulations to the Southwest High School Chamber Choir that was selected to perform at the 2022 Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Convention. (The choir equivalent of a state championship). The choir was also invited to return to sing the national anthem before the Milwaukee Bucks game down at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
  • Congratulations to players of the week Croix Zacharias (Southwest High School) and Quavious Broadnax (West High School) for being featured in the Green Bay Press Gazette on October 5, 2021. See full story here.
  • We are so proud of our "We Up" group at Washington Middle School for making a difference this holiday season! The group collected 15 turkeys and extra groceries to share with families in need. "We Up" would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible!
  • Watch the following video that features the West High School SAS (Serious About STEM) program collaborating with the Tiny Earth program at UW-Green Bay to create student-sourcing antibiotic discovery opportunities. 
  • Congratulations to West High School athletes who earned All-Bay Conference Honors; including Daniel Bigirimana (Soccer), Skylar Krouth (Soccer), Collin Vandam (Cross Country), Ashaunte Williams (Volleyball) and D'Andre Mixon (Soccer).
  • Congratulations to Webster Elementary School staff member Candace Cole and second grader Maria Perez for being featured on WFRV Channel 5 in a story about the Frida Kahlo mural on Olde Main Street on October 6, 2021. Read full story here.
  • Check out Webster Elementary School's 2021 Summer Musical here!
  • West High School honored lost their lives during the attacks on the World Trade center on September 11, 2001 during their annual Memorial Bleacher Climb. Read the full story here.
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