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Cardinal Head High School Student of the Month

Annika Gunderson is the May 2017 Senior High Student of the Month.  IMAGE: girl has long dark hair, dark eyes and is wearing a mint green, black and tan chevron pattern.  The background of the photo is a multi-colored swirl of blues, reds and greys.The Upsala Area High School staff are pleased to announce that Annika Gunderson was selected as the May Senior High Student of the Month. Annika Gunderson is the eleventh grade daughter of Charlie and Beth Gunderson.
Gunderson is very active in extracurriculars. She is a three sport athlete, lettering in Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. She is also serves on student council as Class President, National Honor Society, and is in the Drama Club. She particpates in both the the fall play and spring musical. She also particpates in 4-H and is active in her church youth group.
Academically Gunderson is very successful and is consistently on the A-honor. She has been Subject Area Student of the Month in several subjects including Art, Physical Education, Music and World Language.
Her favorite class is “Art with Mrs. Poissant. I have always liked art and being creative. It is really fun to be in her class.” She feels her most valuable class is Social Studies with Ms. Lewis. “Ms. Lewis makes you work hard and you really learn a lot.”
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing sports, listening to music, eating, watching movies and netflix.
Gunderson also works at Time-out Bar and Grill washing dishes.
Her future plans include finishing High School, and going to college.
Advice for her classmates is “Whatever you do, wherever life takes you give it your all.”

Cardinal Head Junior High Student of the Month

Olivia Hollermann is the May 2017, Upsala Junior High Student of the Month.  IMAGE: She has long straight blonde hair and blue eyes.  She is wearing a grey patterned shirt.Congratulations to Olivia Hollermann on being selected as the May Junior High Student of the Month. Hollermann is the eighth grade daughter of Sarah and Ryan Thomas. She has two older siblings Nic and Erica, as well as a younger sister Emmalee.
Hollermann is a very busy, both in and outside of school. She works on the family farm, is active in student government, volunteers in her church, is in involvled in numerous extra-curricular activities and still makes the “A” honor roll.
Extra-curricular school activities include Volleyball, Softball, Drama, Yearbook Club and FFA. She has already lettered in Drama. She is also a member of Just for Kix Dance and is very involved in her 4-H club.
She has shown beef and dairy cattle at the Morrison County Fair and at the State Fair. In 2015, she received Champion Cow/Calf pair at the state level. In 2016, honors for her animal entries included Reserve Champion Heifer.
Hobbies include photograph, walking her dog Milo, and hanging out with friends.
Leadership roles include serving as Vice President for Student Council and Vice Preseident for the Upsala FFA Chapter. She is a great role model and has a ready smile.
Hollermann’s favorite class is Ag Science. “Mrs. Schleper makes the class enjoyable with her jokes and entusiasm. She gets everyone involved in the discussions and gets everyone in a good mood with the music she puts on while we work.” “Working in the shop was a great learning experience.” Her most valuable class is Science, as her future plans include studying Animal Science to hopefully become Small Animal Vet and maybe have her own practice.
Advice for her classmates is “Work hard, but have fun doing it.”

May Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Annika Gunderson

Olivia Hollermann  
Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: John Sand  
  Art: Alexis Krebs  
  Health: - - - - - - - - - - -  
  Language Arts: Ali Harren  
  Math: Matt Tholl  
  Music: Alexandra Wuebkers  
  Physical Ed.: Bennett Westrich  
  Science: Laurie Breth  
  Social Studies: Brandon Young  
  Technology: Eric Staricka  
  World Language: Cheryl Zimmerman  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Jayden Muellner  
  Art: Gracie George  
  Health: Levi Lampert  
  Language Arts: Austin Breth  

Ben Pundsack

  Music: Anna Blonigen  
  Physical Ed.: Chloe Mayer  
  Science: Grace Maciej  
  Social Studies: Olivia Peterson  
Athletes of the Month:
  Baseball Parker Barth  
  Softball Abby Ripplinger  
  Track Cody Rahn  
    Alex Kludt  
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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