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Alumni Spotlight - Jenny Waltz

Alumni Spotlights feature MHS Alumni who have been nominated by others for the work they are doing or how they impact their community. Jenny Waltz is coming back to Muskego-Norway as a special education teacher. See more about her decision to come home! 

 

Jenny Waltz, Class of 2011

 

1. What activities, clubs, or organizations were you involved with during high school? 

Student council, chorale, chamber choir, the musicals (Wizard of Oz, Les Mis, Anything Goes), played soccer and did shot put and discus. Skubie's Squad! :) 

2. What were you best known for in high school?

Well, my last name is Waltz. I loved the music department at MHS. Singing in Concert Choir, Sorelle Cantanti, Chorale, and Chamber Choir were highlights for me. The musicals were too. I made a bunch of new friends, learned how to manage my time wisely (rehearsals were intense), and really grew musically as well. We all worked tremendously hard to create a great show. It was an impressive process, but so rewarding in numerous ways. 

3. What have you been up to since graduation? 

After I graduated from MHS, I went to Winona State University for a year in Minnesota. After one year at WSU, I transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I attended UW from 2012 to December of 2015, in which I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Special Education Cross Categorical. Since graduating, I've been busy traveling between Muskego and Madison. I was a guest paraprofessional at Lake Denoon in the spring, and in the summer, I moved back to Madison to teach summer school. I taught at Lincoln Elementary as a 5th grade special education teacher. This summer, I spent a lot of my time on campus visiting with old friends, waving to Abe on Bascom, and enjoying Lake Mendota at the terrace. Now that the summer has come to a close, I have moved to New Berlin to prepare for my first year back in Muskego-Norway at Mill Valley! 

4. What made you decide to come back to work for Muskego-Norway Schools? 

At first, I wasn't sure if I wanted to come back home. I've lived here my whole life and my family has been pretty involved in the district. It's all I've known. I thought I wanted to branch out and try something different. But Muskego-Norway is an outstanding district with a lot to offer its students, staff, families, and the community. I had a really positive experience attending school here and grew a lot as a person. Muskego-Norway taught me a lot about myself and also prepared me for "adulthood." I am very appreciative and grateful for my teachers and other individuals who were part of my education here. I hope I can have the same strong impact on my future students as well. 

5. Any additional comments you would like to make to old classmates or the Warrior Nation community: 

Thank you for welcoming me back home! Muskego-Norway has grown so much as a district and as a community and I am incredibly excited to be part of that positive change. Go Warriors! 

 

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Fall 2016 Sports Schedules

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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Warrior Nation Wire Issue II

The second issue of the Warrior Nation Wire is here! To check out the second issue of the newsletter, scroll over the News tab and click Newsletters. 

Warrior Nation is excited to share all the great things happening in our Nation! If you have a story to share that you would like included in the next issue of the Warrior Nation Wire, please use the Submit Updates for the Newsletter page. 

 

WARRIOR PRIDE!

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Alumni Spotlight - Alex York

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_York_2010.jpg Alex's Senior Class photo from 2010

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