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Cardinal Head High School Student of the Month

The Upsala School staff is proud to honor Andrew Prokott, 12th grade son of Brent and Sandy Prokott, as Upsala School’s September Senior High Student of the Month.

Prokott is an active member of his school. He was accepted into the National Honor Society and is a member of band and the track team.

Along with being a self-proclaimed “superfan” for the volleyball team, he also has had leading roles in several of the school drama productions. Jessica Hovland, Prokott’s pre-calculus teacher says, “Andrew is an all around great student. I love watching him perform in the plays because he is amazing. In the classroom he works hard, but it is his personality and ability to make the best out of any situation. He is always making people laugh, and I feel so lucky to have him as a student.”

Prokott’s varied interests in school are reflected in his future plans. According to him, he would like to be an “actor, underwater welder, or a commercial diver of some sort.”

Cardinal Head Junior High Student of the Month

Rachel Ainali has been chosen as the September Upsala Junior High Student of the Month. She is an eighth grader and daughter of Jon and Cristy Ainali.

In school, Ainali participates in Volleyball and basketball. She has also been on the “A” honor roll. She says that her favorite class is art because she has fun being creative and sharing her projects with friends. She also enjoys English and math class because she sees how they can be used everyday.

Ainali’s math teacher, Mrs. Scholz, states that “Rachel is a young lady that everyone can admire. She is constantly striving to do her best. Friendly, warm hearted, and caring accurately describe Rachel. She is an excellent choice for Student of the Month.”

Outside of school, Ainali is an active member of her church’s youth group. She often helps with Mass, Vacation Bible School, and church breakfasts. She enjoys playing sand volleyball, traveling, and just hanging out with friends.

Ainali’s future plans are to finish High School and go to college to become a Physician’s Assistant or pediatrician.

Advice for her classmates is, “Never give up. Just keep trying even though it might be hard, just keep going.”

September Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Andrew Prokott

Rachel Ainali  
Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Matt Herzog  
  Art: Hayley Townsend  
  Health: Jonathan Mayer  
  Language Arts: Brandon Rhode  
  Math: Zach Bartkowicz  
  Music: Brandon Young  
  Physical Ed.: Kyle Bushaw  
  Science: Gavin Koetter  
  Social Studies: Adam Blonigen  
  Technology: Ethan Moon  
  World Language: Ana Juarez-Lucio  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Riley Meyers-Quirk  
  Art: Jeremy Mugg  
  Health: Natalie Wensmann  
  Language Arts: Hannah Luedtke  
  Math: Paige Gerads  
  Music: Jessica Lange  
  Physical Ed.: Kristine Biniek  
  Science: Anthony Nienaber  
  Social Studies: Emma Scepaniak  
Athletes of the Month:
  Football Dalton Louden  
  Volleyball Stephanie Pohlmann  
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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