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Graduates 2018

DELAVAN, WI, FRIDAY JUNE 8, 2018: The Wisconsin School for the Deaf proudly presents its 4 graduating seniors. See below for information on this year’s graduates.

Portrait of a teenage girl with short dark hair.Madison Anderson - West Allis, WI

Maddie came to WSD in 2012 as a 7th grader.

During her high school career, she has been involved in Student Body Government (SBG), Academic Bowl, Junior National Association of the Deaf (Jr. NAD), volleyball, and basketball. She has earned several perfect attendance and honor roll awards, and she was the Homecoming Queen this year! During her time here, she has blossomed into a very skilled artist, winning 1st place in the Marie Jean Phillips Deaf Art competition 3 out of the 4 years that she has participated, and has even begun selling her amazing artwork!

Her plan after graduation is to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Madison, we wish you well!

 

Photo of a teenage boy with dark hair standing outside in the snow.Dakota Kangas - Tripoli, WI

Dakota has been a WSD student since the young age of 3 as a preschooler! He spent his entire academic career here, and is now finishing as a graduate!

During the last 4 years in high school, Dakota has served on the Student Body Government (SBG), Junior National Association of the Deaf (Jr. NAD), the Sign Song Dance Team, and has wowed audiences as a key actor during our spring plays- most recently, as Willy Wonka in our last Spring production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He is also a student athlete, participating on the football, basketball and track teams throughout his high school years. He has earned several awards for honor roll, perfect attendance, and positive behavior, won 3rd place in the Marie Jean Phillips for ASL Poetry, and for sports, he has earned the Most Outstanding Athlete award for football, Best All Around Player award in basketball and track, and the Waldo Cordano Football award.

His plan after graduation is to attend The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Way to go, Dakota!

 

Black and white photo of a teenage girl sitting on a wooden boardwalk.Katrina Meeuwsen - Green Bay, WI

Kat joined WSD as a senior in the Fall of 2017.

Her short time here has yielded so much success! She began the school year ready to push the status quo, by becoming the first female student to join our Varsity football team! She was also on the girl’s basketball team, Sign Song Dancers team, Academic Bowl team, and she was Violet Beauregarde in this Spring’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She was on the Homecoming court, earned her place on the Honor Roll, PBIS Positive Behavior award, Perfect Attendance award for the 3rd quarter, was the December Athlete of the Month, and received the Varsity Football Coaches Award.

Her plan after graduation is to attend the Community College of Philadelphia. Katrina, we wish you well!

 

Photo of a teenage girl with blonde hair, sitting on a red chair - road and trees in the background.Maegan Gorecki - Elkhorn, WI

Maegan came to WSD as a senior in the Fall of 2017.

Although she has only been here for one year, she certainly has made an impression with WSD! Her spunky personality lights up a room. She hit the ground running, joining the high school basketball cheerleading team as well as the Sign Song Dance team, was on the Homecoming court, and earned the High Honor Roll in the 2nd quarter, as well as regular Honor Roll in the 1st through 3rd quarters. She won the PBIS Positive Behavior award, she received the All Tournament Team award for Great Plains Schools for the Deaf (GPSD), was the Glowing Firebird of the Month in February, and also received the Varsity Cheerleading Coaches award.

Her plan after graduation is to attend Concordia University in Milwaukee. Congratulations, Maegan!