Alumni Spotlight - Bryan Kubel

Alumni Spotlights feature MHS Alumni who have been nominated by others for the work they are doing or how they impact their community. Warrior Nation's third Alumni Spotlight is for Bryan Kubel! Bryan recently received his university's top award, so Warrior Nation checked in with Bryan to see what he has been up to throughout his college years and what is next for him.


Bryan Kubel, Class of 2012


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

  • Senior Class President
  • Junior Class Vice President
  • Student Council
  • M Club/"Warrior Update" morning announcements
  • National Honor Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
  • Warrior's Word Newspaper
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


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

I was also known for being the voice of MHS by starting the Warrior Update Monday morning announcements during my sophomore year and continuing them until graduation. People would always come up to me and say "Good Morning, Warriors!" Also, I think I was known for being a passionate leader and intelligent individual but an even better friend to everyone I knew. Also, I was known for telling bad jokes.

3. What have you been up to since graduation?

After I graduated from Muskego High School, I attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on a Honors Distinction Scholarship for full tuition. At Ball State, I got involved in our Student Government Association and over the course of my college career, I served as a Student Senator, President Pro-Tempore, Student Body Vice-President, and the Secretary of Justice. Additionally, I joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and served as our social media director and webmaster. At Ball State, I was also a freshman orientation leader, welcome week leader, mentor for the Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar, an Honors College Student Mentor, and a member of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. Because of my dedication to my organizations and university, I was honored to receive the James Marine Outstanding Junior Award in 2015 and the John R. Emens Outstanding Senior Award this year, which is considered to be the most prestigious award a student can receive at Ball State. I graduated cum laude from Ball State on May 7th with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and will be returning to Milwaukee to start a sales and marketing position with Competitive Edge Software in June!

4. In what ways are you impacting your community or making an impact in your field of work?

One of the ways that I made a lasting mark on the Ball State community was founding the Cardinal Project. The Cardinal Project is a new Ball State "tradition" where students can go onto the football field after the first home game and take a picture with the cardinal logo in the center of the field. The second Cardinal Project will be taking place this fall! I can't wait to see this initiative get bigger and bigger every year. Now that I am a college graduate, I can't wait to start putting my skills to good use and help continue the success of my future employer.

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

Good luck to all my fellow members of the Muskego High School Class of 2012 as you all wrap up your undergraduate careers at your respective universities! I know you all will continue to do great things as you either enter the workforce and/or continue your education. 




Bryan's Senior Class Picture from 2012


Bryan holding his Outstanding Senior Award for Ball State University at his graduation on Saturday, May 7th. 

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MHS Seniors Win Gold at International Olympiad

On Saturday evening, April 30, 2016, Muskego High School Seniors, Carlee Blomdahl and Lucas Metcalf had a penultimate educational experience; they heard their names called as Gold Medal winners at the International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering & Environment) Project Olympiad, (I-SWEEEP) in Houston, Texas. They were chosen as one of the top environmental engineering teams among over four hundred other high school projects from around the world.  Carlee and Lucas presented their Engineering Design and Development capstone project, ‘A Device to Filter Mercury from Rivers,’ which they have been researching and developing since October of 2015.

“Getting this award was a surreal experience,” Lucas said. “When they were giving out the bronze awards I had to tell Carlee to stop holding her breath,” Lucas recalled, “when they had finished giving out the silver awards, we thought that was it for us. We never imagined that we would win gold.”

The team was extremely surprised when their names were called; Lucas and Carlee’s project was among a number of other impressive projects that seemed to have a lot of data to back up the work. Carlee and Lucas spoke with six or seven judges during the judging portion of the event, and during the public day were visited by large numbers of students from Houston Public Schools that came to see the fair.

Carlee and Lucas also had some fun during I-SWEEEP; they met people from around the United States and the world, making friends with students from Hawaii, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Brazil, Vietnam, and the Philippines.  As part of the cultural exchange, the students trade gifts – Carlee and Lucas 3-D printed pieces of cheese. In exchange they received national flags, beads, lei, key chains, and national pins. “I have so many pins on my lanyard!” Carlee said. For Lucas, the most memorable part was getting a chance to handle animals from around the world like a kangaroo, a chinchilla, and lemurs.

Both Lucas and Carlee found it exciting to be in close proximity to other interesting people their age who are solving relevant problems in their own countries. “It made me realize that I really want to pursue a career that allows me to make the world a better place,” said Carlee.  Lucas encourages others to work hard to find the answers to questions. “Make up your mind to make a difference in the world.”

Lucas and Carlee will share their presentation, along with other engineering students, on Thursday, May 12, in the Muskego High School Library. Two viewing sessions will be available: lunch time from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm and in the evening from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. All are welcome to come see the future of engineering.




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Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Best Buddies is a student-run organization that pairs students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with their peers, in order to establish mutually beneficial friendships. 

Muskego High School has one of the most successful Chapters in Wisconsin.  This is due to our committed adult facilitators and excellent student leadership!!! We would like to send our Chapter President and Vice President to the Best Buddies sponsored Leadership Conference this summer to ensure this level of excellence continues.   

In order to send two student leaders to the conference, our Chapter needs to raise $5000.00.  The Friendship Walk is a great way to achieve this fundraising goal.  

Please join us on May 21st from 10:00am-12:00pm at Manpower Headquarters in Milwaukee as we walk for inclusion, friendship, leadership, and opportunity. 

You can register for the walk HERE

Find Muskego Making Strides and click on “Join Team.”  If you are unable to walk, but would still like to contribute to this effort, please consider sponsoring one of the walkers by making a donation.  



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Alumni Spotlight - John Hawkins

Alumni Spotlights feature MHS Alumni who have been nominated by others for the work they are doing or how they impact their community. Warrior Nation's second Alumni Spotlight is for Dr. John Hawkins! Warrior Nation asked John a few questions about his high school experience and what he has done since.


John Hawkins, Class of 1983


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

Basketball and Tennis

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

The Rhubarb Dance

3. What have you been up to since graduation?

After graduating from UW-Madison with a BS in Psychology in 1987, I went to Medical School at the Medical College of WI for years and obtained my MD in 1991.  I then moved to Cincinnati to begin my training as a psychiatrist at the University of Cincinnati.  I have been living in Cincinnati ever since.  I’ve been pretty busy work-wise, helping build, open and run a hospital for the past 10 years.  I recently left that job to become a consulting psychiatrist for a local hospital that is 10 mins away from my home.  In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my significant other, Sara, and playing tennis.  Our favorite travel destinations are Kauai and San Diego when we visit my sister (Jackie, 1987 grad) and her family and my two nephews, Jayden and Kai.   

4. In what ways are you impacting your community or making an impact in your field of work?

I’ve been blessed to have a great number of professional experiences in Cincinnati that have allowed me to advocate for the needs of those suffering from mental illness and their families.  I’ve served on the board of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and help raise thousands of dollars for the organization. I’ve been lucky enough to be recognized as a local top doctor for the work that I have done as well. 

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

I have many great memories from my days growing up in Muskego.  My folks still live in the same house on Lannon Dr that I grew up in, so I’ve been able to see how much Muskego has changed through the years.  It’s been great to re-establish relationships over Facebook with many of my old friends and classmates.


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