Lisa and Matt Heltsley of Fox Point are the parents of Steven James Heltsley, born Jan. 12, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. He was 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and 20 inches long. He joins sister Avery.
The following graduates from Mequon earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in December: Margaret Bultman, recreation management, Christina Jenks, sociology, Rupal Ravji Kumbhani, psychology, and Amanda McKeown, marketing.
Thomas Johnson of Bayside earned his bachelor's degree in information systems from Minnesota State University in Mankato in December.
The following students made the fall semester dean's list at Winona State University in Minnesota: from Brown Deer, Charles Bach, Margaret Carey and Samuel Bach; from Mequon, Elizabeth Krahn and Danielle Schultz; and from Thiensville, Margot Friedli.
Declan Gruber and Anna Mayer Roudebush of Shorewood made the fall semester dean's list at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
Casey Schoessow of Mequon and James Klett of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Lauren Kneisel and David Holdener Scott of Shorewood made the fall semester dean's list at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Abigail Schuyler of Fox Point, Laura Podolske and Lucas Verstegen of Mequon, and Kelly McMahon of Shorewood made the fall semester dean's list at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
Alexandra Spiroff of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at Loyola University of Chicago.
Ishan Sinha of Mequon, a senior at University School of Milwaukee, is one of two state winners of the 2011 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board. Ishan earned top scores in AP science and math courses to earn a $2,000 college scholarship, having taken 10 AP courses. Ishan's academic awards include the Rotary Club Service Above Self Award (2011), the Doolittle-Schroeder Junior Academic Award (2011) and the William Church Sophomore Academic Award (2010). He plans to study biomedical engineering in college, and his favorite class is calculus.
Emma Fallone, a senior at Whitefish Bay High School, has been named one of the more than 3,000 candidates in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Scholars are selected based on their ACT or SAT scores, superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities. The finalists will be announced in May.
Marquette University High School inducted Whitefish Bay's Richard Bridich, a 1969 graduate, and Peter Schaefer, a 1983 graduate, and Shorewood's Peter Piaskoski, a 1959 graduate, into its Hall of Fame in February. Bridich was a seven-letter winner participating in football and baseball. His senior year he was an All-Conference selection in baseball as a catcher. He also served as M-H Club president, vice president of student council and president of the senior class.
Bridich then went to Harvard University, where he played football and baseball. The Harvard baseball team earned trips to the college world series in Omaha in 1971 and 1973. Bridich was selected as All-Greater Boston League catcher in 1973 as Harvard won both the Ivy League and the Greater Boston League championships, ending the season ranked seventh in the country. Following graduation, he returned to MUHS as a teacher and an assistant football and baseball coach. In 1989 he became the head baseball coach and led his teams to state tourney births eight of 11 years, won four WISAA State Championships, eight sectional championships and seven conference titles. His record in 11 seasons was 175-64 (.732).
A six-letter winner in two sports, Schaefer was a three-time WISAA State Champion singles player and helped the tennis team capture three state team titles and four conference titles. He was a four-time No. 1 singles Metro Conference Champion. Schaefer was also a four-year basketball participant, helping the 1982-83 varsity basketball team capture the school's ninth WISAA State Championship.
MUHS's first All-American swimmer, Piaskoski competed in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, capturing the national title at the 1959 Catholic Nationals. In addition, he tied the national meet record for the 100 yard freestyle. A four-year letterman, Piaskoski was also a member of the M-H Club and, Sodality and served as an acolyte. After graduating from St. Louis University, Piaskoski taught English at Shorewood High School for 37 years.
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