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West Band, Swim and Cross-Country Teams Excel

Congrats to these New Berlin West High students who were recognized at the Dec. 17 Board of Education meeting for their accomplishments this fall in athletics and activities. Kudos for their hard work and success!


The West girls swim team was the 2012 conference champions, state qualifiers and 3rd place finishers at the state tournament. And they set a new school record of 1:39:28!

The 200 free relay team consisted of Jennifer Graham, Abigail Jaquish, Amber Kazinski, Kayla Rasmussen, Emily Szydlowski and Madison Tew. 

"These girls demonstrated what a team truly is in what is typically considered to be an individual sport," West Athletics & Activities Director Julie Kader said. 

Kayla Rasmussen was a state qualifier in the individual 50 freestyle. She began the season swimming the 50 in the high 27s, and she finished by setting a personal record of 24.97 at the state tournament on her way to a 10th place finish. "This is an amazing drop in time in this type of sprint event," Kader said.

Madison Tew was a state qualifier in the 100 and 200 freestyle. She was conference champ in the 200 freestyle and sectional champ in both the 100 and 200. She was awarded a TMJ4 Preps Plus Athlete of the Week and she placed 2nd in both the 100 and 200 in Madison.


West's cross country teams saw much success this fall, with two members of the 2012 team qualifying for the state tournament, Kader said.

Cory Davis was 2nd team all-conference and a state qualifier this season.

James Kearn excelled as one of the team captains. Kearn also was meet champion of both the Palmyra-Eagle and Lake Geneva meets, was 1st team all-conference and a state qualifier.

New Berlin West High Marching Band

The New Berlin West band saw increased activity this fall, participating in three competitions instead of just one as in the past.

Parent involvement also was on the rise, with parents discovering how fun it is to join band activities, West Marching Band Director Mark Grauer told the School Board.

He said he was "very pleased with the (band's) growth. Things are going in the right direction."


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