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Friday, March 15, 2019
Prescott Senior Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Prescott, WI- Jena Heinsch, 17, of Prescott, a student at Prescott High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Prescott High School nominated Jena for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service. While Jena volunteered for several different organizations, one of the highlights of her application was the many hours she spent tutoring other students at the high school. She has volunteered at the school for the past three years, helping numerous students. 

“Jena’s willingness to give up her time to help others students played a significant role in the success of those students, but also helped those students gain confidence in themselves,” said Prescott School Counselor Steve Peterson. “”Her empathy, as well as her encouraging, positive attitude really stand out.” 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.
“Across the United States, young volunteers are doing remarkable things to contribute to the well-being of the people and communities around them,” said Prudential CEO Charles Lowrey. “Prudential is honored to celebrate the contributions of these students, and we hope their stories inspire other to volunteer, too.”
“Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”
Prudential Spirit of Community Award application details were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and Affiliates of Points of Light’s HandsOn Network. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting President’s Volunteer Service Awards, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.


March 13, 2019
National Current Events League
Malone Intermediate School

Fourth and fifth grade students at Malone Intermediate School have been busy studying current events this year for the National Current Events League (NCEL)!  Over the course of the year, participants took 4 difficult current events quizzes. The scores of all four tests were totaled to determine the winner for the school.  Donavin ward came in 3rd place, Emelia Berg came in 2nd place, and Liam Haeg was 1st! Congratulations!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY from the Prescott High School a capella choir! They serenaded the High School office staff this morning!
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February 14, 2019
National Spelling Bee 2018-19
Malone Intermediate School and Prescott Middle School

In the Final Round of the National Spelling Bee at Malone Intermediate School, nine talented spellers battled it out for the title of “Spelling Bee Champion” on February 13, 2019.  Ella Brantner, Cole Powers,and Sophia Lazarenko made it to the Championship Round where Ella took 1st place, Cole took 2nd place, and Sophia took 3rd place.  Ella is invited to represent Malone Intermediate in the Regional Spelling Bee in Baldwin on February 20, 2019.

At the Prescott Middle School, seven students battled it out in the Final Round of the National Spelling Bee on February 13, 2019.  Alayna Allsop, Grace Ryan, and Henry Rohl moved on to the Championship Round where Alayna took 1st place, Grace came in 2nd place, and Henry ended in 3rd place. Alayna is eligible to represent Prescott Middle School in the Regional Spelling Bee in Baldwin on February 20, 2019.  

Congratulations to these great spellers!

February 6, 2019
National Geography Bee 2018-19
Malone Intermediate School and Prescott Middle School

Following a tight competition, 3 students pulled ahead in the Final Round of the Geography Bee at Malone Intermediate School on February 6, 2019.  Miles Malm (4th grade) took 3rd place and Braden Willmarth (3rd grade) came in 2nd place. Fifth grader, Jackson Matzek is the new Malone Intermediate School Champion! Congratulations!

At the Prescott Middle School, students battled it out in the Final Round of the Geography Bee on February 8, 2019.  Alayna Allsop (7th grade) took 3rd place.  Rian Engeldinger (8th grade) took 2nd place and Daniel Bowgren (8th grade) won the school championship in 1st place.  Congratulations!

January 28, 2019  
Pierce County Speaking Contest PR

Prescott Students had a spectacular night at the 2019 Pierce County Conservation and Environmental Awareness Speaking Contest.  Seven students from Malone Intermediate School and Prescott Middle School expertly shared their knowledge of land and water conservation issues in front of an audience and in front of judges.  The panel of judges expressed that the students educated the audience with great research on current conservation issues and entertaining gestures. All competitors for the evening received a trophy, certificate, and passes to the Pierce County Fair courtesy of  the Pierce County Land Conservation Department.

Prescott competitors in the Elementary category (5th and 6th grade) presented 3-5 minute speeches.  Ken Ryan and Sophia Kapsh tied for 4th place with their speeches titled “Gypsy Moth Dilemma” and “Trees that Could be Endangered in Pierce County” respectively.  Will Markert placed third with his presentation on “White-Nosed Syndrome for Northern Long-Eared Bats.” Second place went to Cooper Langer for his speech, “Eurasian Milfoil.”  First Place in the Elementary Division for Pierce County was awarded to fifth grader, Nora Boles, for her speech titled “Taking Soil Erosion by the Roots.”

Representing Prescott in the Junior Division (5-7 minute speeches), and competing for their 3rd time, were Prescott Middle School 7th graders Jamie Fortney and Chloe Heldman. Jamie’s speech, “Battle of the Wetlands” earned her a 2nd place trophy.  The Pierce County Junior Division First Place award went to Chloe for her presentation titled “Pesticides.”

Chloe Heldman and Nora Boles  will move on to represent Pierce County  at the regional tournament in Eau Claire on February 11, 2009.    Congratulations on a great night!

January 2, 2019

Prescott senior, Carson Stenroos, received an impressive gift in December.  After a flurry of research and a grueling submission process in this season of college and scholarship applications, his hard work truly paid off. Carson recently learned that he received a National College Match Scholarship through QuestBridge for his top college choice, Davidson College in North Carolina.
The QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship is a very competitive nationwide award based on high academic achievement and financial qualifications.  In 2018, 6,507 finalists were chosen from over 16,000 applicants.  Typical finalists rank in the top 5-10% of their class and are among the first generation in their family to attend college. This year, 1,044 finalists were selected as College Match Scholarship Recipients at the 40 college partners, with a total of 15 students matched to Davidson. This full four-year college scholarship provides a loan-free opportunity to eligible recipients, including tuition, books, room, and board. 
“We are very proud of Carson’s accomplishments and this award is truly an opportunity for his continued success,” noted his mom, Tina.
Carson’s application process started in March when he earned a College Prep Scholar Award.  He was one of approximately 4,000 chosen from 11,600 applicants for that award, which earned him an invitation to attend a National College Admissions Conference at Yale University on July 1st.  There he learned about the application process for the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship and had the opportunity to visit with representatives from all 40 partner schools. 
On the way back home from Yale, Carson’s family recognized the incredible opportunity through the scholarship and made a couple of detours to visit the Univ. of Virginia, Duke (NC), Davidson (NC), Vanderbilt (TN), Univ. of Washington St Louis, Grinnell (IA), and Carleton (MN).  Carson worked on his application diligently for almost 3 months and submitted it at the end of September.  As a finalist in October, he could rank up to 12 schools for application consideration.  Carson included all of the schools from his road trip, plus Macalester (MN) and Colorado College.  Required supplemental essays and other documents were submitted by November. Finalists are only notified of the school highest in their ranking that offers them the scholarship.  The exciting news came on December 3rdwhen Carson learned he was accepted and received a scholarship to his number one ranked Davidson College in North Carolina.
Before the winter break, Carson was recognized by School Counselor, Steve Peterson, as part of a high school assembly.  Mr. Peterson noted that, “This scholarship award is a reflection on the importance of diligence, responsibility, and hard work that really paid off for Carson.”  

“We are very proud of this outcome for a Prescott student,” added Principal Fiege.

Along with Carson’s academic strength, he participates in football, basketball, and baseball.  He serves as Student Council President, works a part-time job and enjoys spending time with his grandpa hunting deer and bear in northern Wisconsin. 
For more information about QuestBridge, visit