Congratulations to River Crest 3rd grader, Maddie M., on winning an autographed Mark Wood Sting Ray Violin at the recent Orchestra Electrify Your Strings Concert. Maddie won the violin by correctly guessing the number of tuning pegs in a jar. The correct number was 116. Three other people guessed correctly and Maddie’s name was then randomly drawn from a box containing the names of all of the correct answers.
Hudson Middle School Student Council members volunteered their time at Feed My Starving Children in Eagen on Tuesday, January 22nd. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that sends nutritious meals to starving children and their families in underdeveloped countries throughout the world. Middle schoolers helped pack 156 boxes of food, 33,676 meals, and fed 92 kids for a year!
Electrify Your Strings is a music education program created by electric violinist and recording artist Mark Wood. Wood came to Hudson High School for an intensive and energizing 2 day visit with the Middle and High School orchestras, that culminated in an exciting rock orchestra concert. The joint orchestras gave an exhilarating performance that included classic rock arrangements and Wood’s own compositions.
Hudson Middle School hosted an award breakfast for December’s Raider of the Month honorees. December’s theme was Service – The action of helping or doing work for someone for no personal tangible benefit. Each grade level house, Tech. Ed., Spanish and PE nominated two students to be honored with the award. The Middle School hosts this special breakfast on the third Friday of each month to acknowledge students who show outstanding qualities that embody the monthly theme. Great job Raiders!
On Saturday, Hudson High hosted the 25th annual Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition, where schools from three different athletic conferences – Big Rivers, Dunn-St. Croix and Middle Border – competed for the title of Conference Champions.
The Varsity Raidaires held on to their title of Big Rivers Conference Champs, with their award-winning performances in Jazz and Hip Hop. Back Row: Brooke J., Jordan T., Maddie C., Anna N., Mikaela B., Kassie E., Avery S., Julia B., Macey H., Elianna H., Gabby M., Hunter S., Natalia G., Olivia H., Sophia H., Ashton R. (captain). Row 2: Manager Maria A., Emily W., Natalia R., Lexie S., Elle F., Kylie S., Alivia T.(captain), Ella B., Sophi J., Hailey B., Madi D., Manager Owen G. Front: Hailey W. (captain) and Chloe H. (captain).
The Varsity Raidaires will head to the Western Regionals on January 26 in Wausau to compete for Regional Champion and qualify for the State Dance Competition, Feb. 2. The Varsity team is coached by Kim Hoff, Monica Servi and Kristin Van Den Broeke.
In the solo and ensemble division, soloist Chloe H. and Hailey B. were named First-Team All-Conference for Big Rivers, with Hailey B. placing third overall, and Chloe H. placing first. In the ensemble division, several Hudson duets took home Second-Team All-Conference honors, as well as placing in the top three including: Alivia T. and Ella B. (1st), Brooke J. and Lexie S. (2nd), Elle F. and Kassie E. (3rd) and Mikaela B. and Emily W. (4th).
For the JV division the Hudson JV team came away victorious and was awarded JV Conference Champions for their performances in Pom and Jazz. Next up, the JV Team travels to DC Everest High School to compete at JAM Saturday to retain their JV State Champions title. The JV team is coached by Carynn Arend and Ashley Herink.
Last week, Hudson Middle School conducted their annual GeoBee for the National Geographic Bee, an annual geography competition sponsored by the National Geographic Society. This year’s HMS winner was Shloke J., with second place going to Graeme P., and third place going to Sawyer R.
Shloke will have the chance to compete in Madison at the state-level competition in March. Great job and good luck in Madison!