The school year is just around the corner, which means fall sports are gearing up for some great new seasons. Check out the Fall 2016 Sports schedules below and come support your fellow Warriors this season! Or see the most up-to-date schedules at http://www.classic8conference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=98&school_id=772
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Alumni Spotlights feature MHS Alumni who have been nominated by others for the work they are doing or how they impact their community. Alex York is a Fulbright Grant recipient who will study Lied music in Germany; check out how he got there!
Alex York, Class of 2010
1. What activities, clubs, or organizations were you involved in during high school?
I was heavily involved in all aspects of the music department. Chorale, Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, MidnightMen, musicals, pops concerts - if it happened in the choir room, the band room, or the PAC, I was likely involved! Additionally, I ran cross country and track and field and was a member of a few various honors societies.
2. What were you best known for in high school?
I was probably best known for being at the school way too much. Most of my days started at 6:30 AM and didn't finish until a full twelve or fourteen hours later.
3. What have you been up to since graduation?
Using the skills I learned in the classroom, stage, and track, I continued my passion for music and received a Bachelor's degree in music from Lawrence University in Appleton and then a Master's degree in music from Northwestern in Evanston, IL. I have since begun to work professionally as a singer, working mostly in the field of opera, while occasionally dabbling again in musical theater. I recently was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study German art song in Munich and I will be moving there officially in September. However, I am currently working in Augsburg, Germany in an operatic production, singing the lead baritone role of Belcore in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love).
4. In what ways are you impacting your community or making an impact in your field of work?
I hope to impact my community in the same way that I was impacted by my time at MHS: through the collaborative and spell-binding power of music, I hope to bring enjoyment, new ideas, and critical thought to my audiences. As an opera singer in the United States and abroad, I hope to make my art form more accessible to everyone, imbuing it with the same excitement and passion as modern musical theater.
5. Any additional comments you would like to make to old classmates or the Warrior Nation Community:
Spencer Lindhorst, if you are reading this, I love you, brother!
Alex's Senior Class photo from 2010
2015 Alumna Shows What It Means to Be College & Career Ready
Muskego-Norway School District carries out its mission and vision by prioritizing and focusing efforts on enhancing: Academic Literacy, Meaningful Engagement, and College and Career Readiness for all students.
Warrior Nation was recently contacted about an MHS alumna who just finished her first year at the University of Minnesota. Elyse Terlion graduated in 2015 and has seen great success during her first year at college. Elyse was advised by Heidi, MHS swim coach, to try out for rowing at U of M. Elyse just won a bronze medal at the Big 10 Rowing Races in Indianapolis, IN.
It is always encouraging to hear about successes that come from these efforts, especially from MHS alumni who have gone on to college or have started their careers. Stories like these encourage all MHS staff members to continue working hard to impact their students.
Congratulations on your success, Elyse! We look forward to hearing of many more accomplishments as you continue your time at U of M and in your future career!