Rachel was just named the first-place winner in the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District, thanks to her mobile app, "Renal Dialysis." On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Sun was congratulated in a special ceremony by Congressman Scott Fitzgerald. In the spring, she will travel to Washington D.C. to present her award to congresspeople and tech companies at a national science fair.
Level 3 student Lillian Wickman has been dancing ballet since the age of 2. In the fall, she auditioned and was invited to perform with the Milwaukee Ballet’s Professional Production Company, for the debut performance of Drosselmeyer’s Imaginarium Nutcracker. She was among the youngest in the cast. This tremendous opportunity took time and dedication from Lillian as she needed to keep up with her studies during practice breaks. She continued with her traditional training, along with her training and rehearsals for the performance.
BA Sophomore Neerja Ahuja earned second place in a national Bill of Rights Day contest sponsored by the federal courts. Students in grades 5-12 submitted essays and art projects proposing a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The panel of judges included U.S. Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Judge Katherine M. Menendez from the District of Minnesota, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Kellie M. Barr from the Southern District of Indiana. Neerja Ahuja's essay can be found here.