Thompson IV to receive WIAA Scholar Athlete Award
Northwestern High School’s Gervase Thompson IV is among 16 senior girls and 16 senior boys selected as finalists to receive the 2019 WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award.
To determine the top 32 finalists, four boys and four girls were selected based on athletic and academic achievement from each of four WIAA divisions.
“These extraordinary student athletes excel in both academics and athletics,” WIAA Assistant Director Tom Shafranski said. “Seventeen of this year’s 32 WIAA Scholar Athlete finalists have a grade-point average of 4.0 to date, while the average GPA is an amazing 3.95. All 32 scholar athlete finalists have already earned a total of 295 varsity letters during their first 3 1/2 years of high school.
“That’s an average of nine letters per athlete, and we have not yet completed our spring sports season.”
Thompson, from Brule, is ranked No. 1 among the senior class at NHS. Among his athletic accolades are earning nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball; being named all-conference first-team football three times; and two-time defensive MVP on the football team.
The finalists, as well as their families and school representatives, will be recognized at an awards ceremony May 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau.
Each 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete Finalist will receive a medallion and certificate, and will take with them a plaque for display in their school’s trophy case.
2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete Finalists
DIVISION 1 — BOYS
Ryan Krueger, Marshfield High School
Kevin Meicher, Middleton High School
Austin Thyes, Sheboygan North High School
Malik Tiedt, Burlington High School
DIVISION 1 — GIRLS
Chloe Buescher, Milton High School
Zoe Goodmanson, Pewaukee High School
Reagan Hoopes, Waunakee High School
Kate Jochims, Muskego High School
DIVISION 2 — BOYS
Owen Jelinek, Lodi High School
Shane Liegel, River Valley High School
Andrew Pahnke, McFarland High School
Gervase Thompson IV, Northwestern High School
DIVISION 2 — GIRLS
Dana Feyen, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School
Madelyn Granica, Amery High School
Emily Neff, Hayward High School
Cassie Schiltz, Luxemburg-Casco High School
DIVISION 3 — BOYS
Cade Christensen, St. Mary’s Springs High School
Dylan Schoenherr, Stratford High School
Grayson Vandenbush, Random Lake High School
David Vannucchi, Luther High School
DIVISION 3 — GIRLS
Tori Gerber, Cameron High School
Lydia Murphy, Lancaster High School
Alexis Rolph, Lourdes Academy
Megan Scheidt, Aquinas High School
DIVISION 4 — BOYS
Lucas Bukowski, Green Bay NEW Lutheran
Ty Guden, Edgar High School
Noah Kollock, Almond-Bancroft High School
Jared Payne, Seneca High School
DIVISION 4 — GIRLS
Kenadi Diedrich, Athens High School
Kiana Fall, Clayton High School
Makaylee Kuhn, Hilbert High School
Ashlie Lockington, Bangor High School