Several of the Superior High School academic teams competed in state events this year.
During the forensics speech state competition, the top point total was 25. Students earning gold with 25 points include Kate Bergum, Molly Bergum, Brittany Kucinski and Dakota Nelson earned gold with 25 points.
Gabby Gidley, Rachael Ronding, Shayna Schafter and Joshua Smith earned silver with 24 points, and Star Fredrickson, Dyan Johnson, Brianne MacDonell, Isabel Skye, Kabao Vang and Dao Vang earned silver with 23 points.
Bronze went to Tyler Brue-Velin, Alex Erickson and Courtney Goble with 22 points; Brittany MacDonell, 21; and Bailey Johnson, 20.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members also participated in state STAR events. Emily Morrow received a silver for her recycle and redesign, Danielle Blank and Paris Ojeda earned a silver for their chapter service project display, and Haylee Hoyt and Ariana Amys earned a silver for their chapter service project display.
FBLA students took part in the state leadership conference.
“I am so proud of this group of kids for all of their hard work. They have been amazing to work with throughout the year,” said FBLA adviser Tracy Danovsky. “I will greatly miss the wonderful seniors that I have had to work with. This year has for sure been one of ups and downs, and growth and all of those things have made me love this group of kids so much more. I am excited for the future, but sad to say goodbye.”
The team placed 11 out of 179 schools attending the state leadership conference.
“That is quite an accomplishment,” Danovsky said.
Six of the students will be traveling to Anaheim, Calif., this summer to take part in the national leadership conference. They are Molly Bergum, Amy Wiitala, Dylan Johnson, Deven Forseth, Courtney Goble and Jeremy Oaks. Molly Bergum was elected the Wisconsin State treasurer/secretary, so Superior will once again be a part of the State Leadership Team.
“We are very excited to watch her leadership grow and I am sure Molly is excited to spend countless hours in a car with me,” Danovsky said.
As Molly Bergum steps up to the state level, senior Kate Bergum finished her second term as a state officer.
“I don’t think I have cried backstage so much,” Danovsky said. “I will miss working with her in FBLA but know that she is going to do great things. She has been one of the best officers I have had the chance to work with and know!”
In the state FBLA competition, first place went to Deven Forseth, Courtney Goble and Jeremy Oaks for network design; Dylan Johnson, sports management; and Amy Wiitala word processing II.
Students earning fourth place included Devon Lockwood, accounting II, and Kate Bergum, impromptu speaking
Fifth place winners include Hannah Nelson, electronic career portfolio, and Molly Adamscheck local chapter annual business report.
Cassie Hanson earned sixth place in hospitality management; Eric Presuhn took ninth place in business calculations; and Zach Reiswig took 10th place in cyber security.
The Skills USA students also traveled to state competition. Makayla Renoos earned a bronze in photography and the team of Brian Honness, Katie Grymala, Clayton Yeazle and Elizabeth Fuhrman earned a bronze in broadcast news production.