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Cardinal Head Senior High Student of the Month

The staff at Upsala High School are proud to announce Andy Ripplinger as the October Student of the Month.  He is a senior at UHS.  He is the son of Paul and Susie Ripplinger.

Ripplinger is on the Basketball team, involved in the Drama Club and participates in Pep Band.  

His academic achievements include consistently being on the honor roll at school and was a Student of the Month in Music more than once and Ag/Vo Tech.

Ripplinger’s favorite class is College Economics.  “Mr. Pi always has something funny to say.”  Mr. Piasecki (aka Mr. Pi) said, “Andy Ripplinger is one of those students that teachers love to have in class.  Andy is always ready to discuss any political topic in my college economics or history classes.  He holds his position on his social and political viewpoints without offending anyone and staying very positive.  I believe that he would make an excellent candidate for a political office in the future and he would definitely have my vote.”

Ripplinger is very busy outside of school, volunteering with the Elementary Boys Basketball program and is a leader at church youth group.

In his free time Ripplinger enjoys hunting and watching WWE.

Future plans include attending Saint Cloud Technical College for plumbing.
Cardinal Head Junior High Student of the Month

Jessica Lange has been chosen as the October Upsala Junior High Student of the Month.  She is the seventh grade daughter of Brian and Beth Lange.  Her family is very important to her.

In school, Lange participates in Junior High Band, Basketball and was in the fall play.  Lange has done very well in all of her classes so far.  She was on the “A” honor roll first quarter.  Previous academic achievements include reading over a million words in the school reading challenge.  She was the winner of the 2014 District Geography Bee and one of the finalists in 2015.

Her favorite and most valuable class is Art, because “I get to paint and express myself.”

Mrs. Cheney, Band & Choir Director said, "Jessica is a very conscientious student who always strives to do well.  Her attention to her school work and extracurriculars make her a top notch student that is very enjoyable to have in class."

Mrs. Vershure, Science Teacher said, “Jessie is a very happy, positive, hard-working student and an amazing example for her peers!”  

Outside of school she is a library volunteer.  She enjoys playing Basketball, reading, painting and listening to music.

Lange is not sure of her future career.  She plans to keep working hard in school and “see what lies in store for me.”

Advice for her classmates is, “Always do your best and never give up!”

October Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Andy Ripplinger

Jessica Lange  
Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Michael Welinski  
  Art: Katlin Welinski  
  Health: Michael Lange  
  Language Arts: Peyton Guthrie  
  Math: Shelby Gilbertson  
  Music: Rachel Prom  
  Physical Ed.: Mason Lange  
  Science: Kennedy Allen  
  Social Studies: Alexandra Wuebkers  
  Technology: Tiffany Loscheider  
  World Language: Laura Lange  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Rachel Ainali  
  Art: Ehtan Moon  
  Health: Christian Ripplinger  
  Language Arts: Brooklyn Bense  
  Math: Jacob Montreal  
  Music: Abby Klein  
  Physical Ed.: Riley Morrison  
  Science: Anthony Boeckermann  
  Social Studies: Grace Maciej  
Athletes of the Month:
  Football Dylan Graves  
  Volleyball Ashley Biniek  
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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