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The 2011 Hi-Q Banquet was held Sunday May 1st...
Story. Professor Kallgren's Team Tribute Poems and pictures below...


Press Release May 04, 2011, poems added 05/09/11(see team pictures below for team poems as well.)
 By:  Donn Williams - Marinette, WI

Wausaukee high school’s national and regional champion HI-Q team, regional runner-up Menominee and third place Oconto Falls were honored Sunday, May 1 at an awards banquet held at Schussler’s Supper Club in Peshtigo.
 
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust President Thomas Maxwell presented the winning Wausaukee team with a $2,000 check for its school, second place Menominee received $1,500 and third place Oconto Falls $1,000.
  Maxwell told the students, advisors, and family members present that Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust is proud to be the principal sponsor of the annual academic quiz competition that fosters academic achievement. He called it an investment in the future of young people.

  “Former HI-Q participants have gone on to some of America’s finest universities and I’m sure most of you will do that,” Maxwell told the students. “You’ll become our future leaders - doctors, teachers, lawyers, pharmacists – contributing in so many ways to make this world a better place.”

  Kimberly Clark Corp. and UW Marinette are co-sponsors of HI-Q. 

  Wausaukee won the three round regular season competition totaling 173 points and then went on to win the two round championship match scoring 111 points. Menominee, last year’s champion, finished second with 88 points and Oconto Falls was third with 52.

  The win qualified Wausaukee to compete in the national championship HI-Q match on March 30.

  In the match, conducted via video conferencing at UW Marinette, Wausaukee scored 61 points to defeat high school teams from Pennsylvania, Alabama and Washington.

  It was the first time the national HI-Q championship match had taken place since 1981.

  A link to national championship match video is available on the Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust Website, www.fmmarinette.com.

  The members of the champion Wausaukee HI-Q team are: Seniors Brooke Arndt, Cutler Lewandowski, Caitlyn Tracy, and Brooke Wickman; juniors Joe Jaworski and Brett Edlbeck; and freshmen Beau DeLaet and Staci Sturmer. The advisors are Jennifer Klimek and Suzie Schlies.

  Menominee team members are Claire Anderson, Catie Haight, Margaret Hitch, Erik Thomas, Ryan Thomas, and Cassie Smith. Tim Leinonen and Ron Jackson are the advisors.

  Oconto Falls team members are Sam Apfel, Kaitlyn Borisch, Lisa Chou, Kendyll Cross, Isaac Cupino, Janet Koehne, Quinn Konitzer, Brittany Iverson, Jon Leja, and Ryan Spaude. Vicki Dallmann and Jo Miller are the advisors.

  These three teams and 15 others from high schools in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula competed in HI-Q this season. Those teams were Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine, Carney-Nadeau, Coleman, Florence, Gillett, Lena, Marinette, Niagara, Norway, Oconto, Peshtigo, Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, Stephenson, and Suring.

  Linda Wilke is the HI-Q program coordinator. Dan Kallgren, associate dean and associate professor of history at UW Marinette, is the quizmaster

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Wausaukee High School Hi-Q Team - 2011 Local and National Champs

Wausaukee High School 2011 Hi-Q Local and National Champs
2011 Hi-Q Winners - The Wausaukee High School Hi-Q Team - National Champs.
Pictured sitting left to right are team members Brett Edlbeck, Cutler Lewandowski, Brooke Wickman, and Caitlyn Tracy. Standing are advisors Jennifer Klimek and Suzie Schlies, and team members Beau DeLaet, Joe Jaworski, Staci Sturmer, and Brooke Arndt.

2011 Hi-Q Winners - The Wausaukee High School Hi-Q Team - Regional Champs.
Back row, left to right  Advisor Jennifer Klimek, Brooke Arndt, Cutler Lewandowski, Joe Jaworski, Brett Edlbeck and Me! Advisor Suzie Schlies. Front Row (4 students) Staci Sturmer, Brooke Wickman, Beau DeLaet and Caitlyn Tracy

 "One of the highlights and traditions of the HI-Q awards banquet is quizmaster Dan Kallgren's reading of poems that he wrote about the teams being honored. Kallgren, a professor of history and political science at UW Marinette, has been the HI-Q quizmaster for the past 16 years. His poems about about the teams honored this year follow." 

Hi-Q Poem 2011
Wausaukee

Wausaukee, Wausaukee, Wausaukee
Oh the heights you reached this year!
Regional, National and Galactic Champions
Your triumphs we do cheer!
 
Wausaukee, WOW-saukee, Whoa-saukee!
“Never before have we seen
A team of such high caliber”
All your proud school doth scream!
 
Not content to simply score
You racked up points and points galore!
48, 60, then 65, too!
You made it all seem so easy to do!
 
Hail-saukee, Mighty-saukee, Increda-saukee!
Is what teams from far and near
Will call you from this day
And rightly they may!
For your victory we all do cheer!

 

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Menominee High School 2011 Hi-Q 2nd place Team

2011 Hi-Q team of Menominee High School which took second place in Regional Competition includes:
Pictured left to right are Catie Haight, Margaret Hitch, Erik Thomas, Ryan Thomas, Cassie Smith, and Claire Anderson. Not pictured are faculty advisors Tim Leinonen and Ron Jackson.

 "One of the highlights and traditions of the HI-Q awards banquet is quizmaster Dan Kallgren's reading of poems that he wrote about the teams being honored. Kallgren, a professor of history and political science at UW Marinette, has been the HI-Q quizmaster for the past 16 years. His poems about about the teams honored this year follow."

Hi-Q Poem 2011
Menominee
 
Above the turbulent academic sea
Rides the proud Maroons from Menominee!
Charting a course that they hoped would be
A repeat of last year’s Hi-Q Victory!
They had all they needed, from team esprit
To members wise, cleaver and a bit artsy.
They studied, they quizzed and honed their subjects to a degree
That freed their minds of all unnecessary debris.
If they could win again they could scream “Yipee”
Like some half-crazed Hi-Q banshee.
It seems this year it was not to be.
But hold your head up, ye noble from Menominee!
For effort you put forth will someday guarantee
Your success and your glory, just you wait and see!

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Oconto Falls High School 2011 Hi-Q 3rd Place

2011 Hi-Q team of Oconto Falls High School which took third place in Regional Competition includes.
Back L to R – Kendyll Cross, Jo Miller (coach), Jon Leja, Quinn Konitzer, Ryan Spaude, Isaac Cupino, Vicki Dallmanns Front L to R – Lisa Chou, Janet Koehne, Brittany Iverson, Sam Apfel, Kaitlyn Borischs

"One of the highlights and traditions of the HI-Q awards banquet is quizmaster Dan Kallgren's reading of poems that he wrote about the teams being honored. Kallgren, a professor of history and political science at UW Marinette, has been the HI-Q quizmaster for the past 16 years. His poems about about the teams honored this year follow."

  Hi-Q Poem 2011
Oconto Falls
 
The students who reside inside the walls
Of the beautiful school in Oconto Falls
Exude a certain contented glow
While they sit and listen to ‘70s disco.
They are calm, cool and all collected
As if their PAC keeps them connected
To some calming spirit that they all know
While they meditate upon the hypnotic yo-yo.
But don’t let all this calmness fool you
For in reality they are out to rule you!
Their Hi-Q team seethes with manic passion
That can make opponents faces ashen!
So, don’t be lulled by their calm state
They are as ambitious as Alexander the Great!
And one day plan to win it all
And rock that fancy music hall!

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