Throughout the school year, over thirty (30) Hudson students in grades 5-10 competed in the Scenario Writing Competition for Future Problem Solving. Of those students, twelve (12) qualified to attend the state Future Problem Solving competition this past April. The Wisconsin State winners were invited to advance to the international conference. Hudson’s four state winners included, Ben Weaver – 1st place WI Scenario Writer, Junior Division; George Cook – 2nd place WI Scenario Writer, Junior Division; Ainsley Kennedy – 1st place WI Scenario Writer, Senior Division; and Julia Ginsbach – 2nd place WI Scenario Writer, Senior Division.
Pictured above: Benjamin Weaver (Hudson Middle School); George Cook (Hudson Prairie Elementary School); Ainsley Kennedy (Hudson High School); Julia Ginsbach (Hudson High School)
At the Future Problem Solving International Conference, the students were matched up with writers from around the United States and the world for the team scenario writing competition. During the competition, teams wrote a new, collaborative story in two hours based on a future scene and topic. This year’s topic was “De-Extinction.” There were 85 competitors who qualified for the International Scenario Writing competition. Hudson came home with two awards. Benjamin Weaver’s team scenario earned 2nd place in the Junior Division and Julia Ginsbach’s team scenario earned 1st place in the Senior Division.
Picture above: Benjamin Weaver with his teammates from Kentucky, Michigan and France.
Pictured above: Julia Ginsbach with her teammates from California, Washington and Kentucky.
The Future Problem Solving International Conference provides participants with the opportunity to experience a high-level of competition and gain valuable feedback from a wider audience on their writing. Additionally, participants learn about and interact with students from diverse cultures, gaining a global perspective on topics and issues that affect our whole world and collective future. It is a motivating and enriching experience for all who attend!
Flags and flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony of at the Future Problem Solvers International Conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Some of the Raider Works crew are pictured in front of one of the new Marching Band uniform carts they built for the Hudson Marching Band. The carts were custom designed to hold the uniforms and hats. The carts were built incredibly fast, well constructed, and are amazing! The Marching Band sends a big thank you to Technical Education teachers Tom Klatt, Aaron Haskins and all members of the Raider Works crew!!!
The Class of 2019 received their caps and gowns for graduation! Along with their caps and gowns they picked up their All-Night Senior Party t-shirts and the letters they wrote to themselves during their Freshman year.
After sending nine of their top ten varsity players to Sectionals from the Sub-Sectional tournament, the Hudson Raiders advanced four of those nine to the WIAA State Tournament in Madison. While Hudson had no Sectional Champions this season, their team finish of four 2nd Place finishes, 1 3rd Place and 1 4th Place finish garnered them the Sectional Runner-Up plaque again this year, the same finish as last year behind Eau Claire Memorial. Players going to the State Tournament on Thursday are: Tyler Grosz, Jacob Grosz, Kade Nickerson and Doubles Team Jack Geurkink and senior Captain Luke Johnson. Good luck at State!
Hudson High School students had an opportunity to meet Okello Sam, a Ugandan musician who founded “Hope North.” “Hope North” is a school in Uganda that provides sanctuary for victims of civil war. The school serves orphans, refugees, and former child soldiers. Okello shared his story of hope and resilience with our high school students.
The Hudson Raider varsity tennis team traveled to the Menard YMCA Tennis Center in Eau Claire for the start of the WIAA State Tournament and Sub-sectional play. The team is advancing 9 of 10 players to the Sectionals Tournament on May 22nd in Wisconsin Rapids. Good luck Raiders!
Photo: Competing for the Raiders in Sub-Sectional tennis at the Menard YMCA Tennis Center in Eau Claire were, kneeling left to right, Mitchell Drost, Brett Covey, Luke Johnson and Isaac Hennemann. Standing in the back from left to right are, Assistant Coach John Dahl, Lewis Holmberg, Jacob Grosz, Charlie Neuenschwander, Kade Nickerson, Tyler Grosz, Jack Geurkink and Head Coach John Knutson.
Hudson High School seniors in the engineering program recently presented their research and prototypes to professional engineers and family. Senior projects are designed to address a community problem with a proposed solution.