Panther Accolades

Posted February 11, 2019

Congratulations to these Plymouth High School student groups on their recent awards!

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PHS FBLA at regionals

Future Business Leaders of America

The PHS Future Business Leaders of America chapter took second at the Region VI Leadership Conference at Waupun High School on Feb. 2 and qualified 38 students for state competition in 19 different events.

More than 700 students from 24 schools competed in a variety of business events. Students placing in the top three of each event qualify to compete at the State Leadership Conference to be held April 7-8 in Green Bay.  

The top eight students in each event were recognized during the regional awards ceremony. Placing for the Panthers were:

1st Place (State Qualifiers):
  • Jun Huang: Accounting 1
  • Noah McFarlin: Accounting 2
  • Jennifer Novotny, Maizie Reilly, Joel Williams: Global Business
  • Jana Ahlstrand, Madeline Haucke, Katie Heun: Management Info. Systems
  • Jack Luedtke, Maggie Munson, Addie Plate, Allaina Struve: Parliamentary Procedures
  • Areliz Soto-Verduzco: Public Speaking
  • Will Birkholz, Ben Meyer: Web Site Design

2nd Place (State Qualifiers):

  • Brad Preissner: Accounting 1
  • Max Leynse: Accounting 2
  • Alex Heun: Business Calculations
  • Nick Falls, Ethan Joseph, Bryan Schoneman: Digital Video Production
  • Nora Argall, Elise Bleck, Cammi Nicolaus: Graphic Design
  • Nikki Haefs: Help Desk
  • Owen Rubenis, George Sember: Marketing
  • Christiana Hoyt, Elizabeth Tournour: Publication Design
  • Caitlin McEvoy, Charlotte Suttner: Social Media Campaign

3rd Place (State Qualifiers):

  • Nikolai Jirikowic, Matt Sheridan: Banking & Financial Systems
  • Bennet Dale, Clayton Lautenschlaeger, Joe Mertes: Business Plan
  • Jeb Nytes, Jake Steinhardt: Network Design

5th Place:

  • Avi Charlton Diesch: Business Ethics
  • Louis Gentine: Client Services
  • Derek Holec: Organizational Leadership

6th Place:

  • Cole Booth, Jake Honeck, Aiden Reilly: Entrepreneurship
  • Keegan Gafney, Ethan Kurtz, Cole Meyer: Hospitality Management
  • Chase Heling: Intro To Business Procedures

7th Place:

  • David Steffes: Intro to Financial Math
  • Ava Booth, Claire Leynse: Management Decision Making
  • Kathryn Brinkman: Political Science

8th Place:

  • Brooke Castro, Samaira Lomibao: Intro to Business Presentation
  • Eddie McConnaha, Kyle McEnvoy, Carter Schreiber: Sports & Entertainment Management

FBLA advisers are Todd Williams and June Winkel.

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Members of the state-bound Plymouth High School Boys Bowling Team

Boys Bowling

The Plymouth High School varsity boys bowling team took fourth at sectionals Feb. 2, advancing to the Wisconsin High School Bowling Club State Championship set for March 1-3 in Green Bay.

Varsity team members are Logan Beck, Dylonn Fox, Chase Heling, Jeremiah Krahn, Jordan Lensmire, Matt Pohl and Nicholas Schwartz. The team is coached by Erick Hefling and Phyllis Brunner.

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PHS representatives to the ECC Honors Choir


Plymouth High School sent nine students to participate in the East Central Conference Honors Choir concert on Jan. 26. Representing PHS were Jordyn Anderson, Ana Hyer, Rosalia Johnson, Ethan Joseph, Bennett Josephs, Ethan Lilyquist, Emily Portschy, Anne Sedlacek, and Andrew Van Norwick.

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Members of the PHS Forensics Team participated in the Winneconne High School Tournament. Back row from left: Marte Kolstad, Grace Harvey, Kieran Kraemer, Emma & Grace Wynveen, Cami Schroeder, Kathryn Brinkman; front row Bora Ajdini, Michellelena Kraemer, and Belle Karls-Schilling


The PHS Forensics team took second place in the small team division at the West Bend Tournament on Feb. 9. Competing for the Panthers were:

  • Kieran Kraemer, third in Storytelling
  • Michellelena Kraemer, third in Demonstration
  • Lauren Siemers, finalist in Oratory
  • Emma Wynveen and Grace Wynveen, finalists in Play Acting
  • Marte Hanto Kolstad in Informative Speaking
  • Grace Harvey in Moments in History
  • Nora Jaeger in Prose
  • Cami Schroeder in Oral Interpretation of Literature

The PHS Forensics team took third as a team at the Winneconne High School Tournament on Feb. 2. Competing for the Panthers were:

  • Kieran Kraemer, first in Storytelling
  • Emma Wynveen and Grace Wynveen, first in Play Acting
  • Michellelena Kraemer, second in Demonstration and fourth in Informative Speaking
  • Grace Harvey, third in Moments in History
  • Bora Ajdini, fifth in Moments in History
  • Belle Karls-Schilling, fifth in Informative Speaking
  • Marte Kolstad, in Informative Speaking
  • Cami Schroeder, in Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Kathryn Brinkman, in Moments in History

At the Marquette University High School Tournament on Jan. 26, Michellelena Kraemer took second in Demonstration Speaking, Kieran Kraemer fifth in Storytelling, Caitlin McEvoy fifth in Special Occasion, and Grace & Emma Wynveen sixth in Play Acting.

The team, coached by Megan Hummitzsch, Mari Falk and Thomas Gerleman, won its first two tournaments. Click for results from earlier tournaments.

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PHS Varsity Dance Team at regionals

PHS Dance Team

The Plymouth High School Varsity Dance Team took first in Division 2 Hip Hop at the Eastern Division Regionals held Jan. 26 in Kimberly.

The team then took fifth at the State Dance Championships, sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches, on Feb. 2 in La Crosse. This is the fourth year in a row PHS has placed at state!

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Momentum was named Grand Champion in the Prep division at the Parkview High School competition.

PHS Momentum

Momentum, the Plymouth High School show choir, did well at two recent competitions:

  • Momentum was named Grand Champion in the Prep division and fifth runner-up at the Parkview High School competition held Jan. 5, after making it to finals for the first time ever.
  • The choir then went to the Burlington Chocolate Showcase on Jan. 12 and took first runner-up in the Prep division and an Outstanding Choreography award. Sophomore Davis Suckow was named Best Male Soloist in Prep.

Learn more:

• Explore the Extracurriculars section of our District Report Card to learn more about our history of success in academic and athletic extracurriculars.