Savanna Oaks Middle School

Savanna Oaks Middle School Student Recognition

Monday, April 20, 2015
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 Max Kassel and Kyllan Wunder

It is because of Max Kassel and Kyllan Wunder’s leadership at Stoner Prairie’s after-school Minecraft program that they have attracted visitors from other districts, as well as our own district interested in using Minecraft with students.  Max has created multiple learning opportunities and experiences for our students that wouldn't have existed without his leadership.  Kyllan has helped us to integrate circuitry and Makey Makeys into both after school opportunities, as well as at our Science Fair this year.  Max and Kyllan were also two original digidweebs for Savanna Oaks, a job to utilize their technology talents and interests and help others.

 Kadia Fau

Kadia Fau is a pleasure to have as a part of our Savanna Oaks community. She is an extremely strong student who is driven to figure out new concepts and to present her unique perspectives on topics. Additionally, Kadia loves a challenge. She is excited to learn. Kadia is a strong leader, admired by her peers, both in and out of the classroom. Her kindness, respect for others, and charismatic personality make her magnetic. Outside of school, Kadia is very active in her church and a program called Madison Mission where she volunteers extensively in the community. She is an outstanding young adult who is a wonderful member of the Savanna Oaks community.

 Meg Ziegelbauer

Meg Ziegelbauer is a community-oriented and compassionate student who wholeheartedly embraces all she does.  Meg has been an active member of our Student Council for three years as well as serves as the secretary for the Wisconsin Association of School Councils for the Region Five Junior Council.  Currently, she is seeking a leadership position on the Region Five Senior High School Council.  For several years, Meg has run her own wooden pen business.  She is a member of the SOMS basketball and track teams and continues to take scuba lessons. She has also been a volunteer rescue diver for the Wisconsin Ironman.  In the future, Meg plans to work toward her lifelong dream of becoming a Navy Seal, eventually becoming a physical therapist for the Navy, working with amputees.

 Grace Whelan - Tweedt

Grace is a wonderful young person, is extremely well-rounded and her enjoyment in learning is contagious.  Grace is not only an amazing scholar; she also participates in extracurricular activities that make the Savanna Oaks community proud.  She is an outstanding member of our school Orchestra and highly intrinsically motivated.   But most importantly, her positive attitude and great smile make her classmates and our staff truly admires her.  Savanna Oaks is proud to call Grace Whelan - Tweedt one of their own.

Janette Ocotl-Xelhua

Janette is a shining young lady at Savanna Oaks Middle School. As an academically outstanding student, she is an active member of student council and a talented orchestra musician.  Janette demonstrates the skills and qualities of a positive role model and leader for herself, her peers, and her siblings. She has grown and learned much over her three years at Savanna Oaks, and we are proud to nominate Janette for this Board of Education recognition.

 Eduardo Cortes

Eduardo is an outstanding young man.  He is an enthusiastic learner and an excellent citizen.  Eduardo lifts classmates up to his high level of focus to produce the best work possible and is always a positive influence in class. He is a natural leader who students are drawn to because of his magnetic personality and his gentle demeanor. We are all excited to see all the successes Eduardo will achieve in the years to come.

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