Westwood Weekly

Week of March 14, 2021

Congratulations to WHS seniors Chloe Grochowski and Allyssea Smith, who were both awarded full-ride college scholarships!

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Chloe (pictured right) was awarded Michigan Tech's Leading Scholar Award, a program that recognizes students who demonstrate leadership, high moral character, and scholarly achievements both in and out of the classroom. The application for this scholarship included admission to MTU, an essay, a letter of recommendation, and a virtual competition. There were over 1100 applications for the Leading Scholar Award. 200 finalists were invited to attend a virtual finalist event, and 15 of those finalists selected for the top scholarship. More information on the Leading Scholars Award can be found here: https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/scholar/

Allyssea (pictured left) was awarded Michigan State's Starr Scholarship, an award set aside exclusively for students from the Upper Peninsula and the state of Wyoming. Recipients of this scholarship demonstrate leadership, high moral character, and scholarly achievements. The application for this scholarship included admission to MSU, multiple essays, three letters of recommendation, and an interview. There were 120 students who applied for the Starr Scholarship and 8 received the award. More information on the Starr Scholarship can be found here: https://starr.msu.edu/

Parent/Guardian Support Group Opportunity

Please see the Parent Support Group opportunity below. These are free, informal, confidential peer-led support meetings for parents/caregivers concerned about their kids who struggle with anxiety, depression, or emotional dysregulation.

WHS Boy's Varsity Basketball

Top Row (L to R): Ethan Nelson, Assistant Coach Brad Waters, Head Coach Luke Gray, Assistant Coach Justin Beauchamp, Nickolas Salzwedel

Middle Row (L to R): Zachary Beckman, Marcus Boase, Aiden Arseneau, Matthew Lemire, Jerzee Karki

Bottom Row (L to R): Luke Olson, Garrett Sundberg, Zach Carlson, Tyler Annala

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WHS JV Boy's Basketball

Bottom Row (L to R): Brandon Hintsala, Josh Adair, Liam Luke, Jayce Arseneau

Second Row (L to R): Andrew Niemi, Brayden Manley, Talon Peterson, Jacob Bazinette

Third Row (L to R): Bryce Markham, Scott Carr, Edward Anderson, Max Wiljanen

Fourth Row (L to R): Tyler Chantelois, Ted Hair, Mason Hietikko

Top Row (L to R): Coach Brian Mattila, Coach Mitchell Messing

Not pictured: Dylan Delarye

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Patriot Bowlers Compete at UP's

Congratulations to our Patriot Bowlers for their success in the U.P. Singles tournament last weekend. On the boy's side, seniors Stephen Kangas and Robert Papp scored in the top 16 and will move on to the Regional competition later this month.

On the girl's side, senior Kaylee LaMere, sophomore Kylie Junak, and freshman Elise Ketola scored in the top 16 and will also move on to the Regional competition later this month.

Additionally, freshman Elise Ketola, pictured below with Coach Barrie Rae and Assistant Coach Pat Gingras, earned runner-up honors, missing the U.P. Championship by just 12 pins.

Best of luck in the upcoming Regional competition!

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Summer School Update

WHS will be offering summer school for credit recovery from June-August 2021. Each .5 credit course will cost $100. Summer school recommendations will be mailed out at the end of the school year. Any questions can be directed to our school counselor, Mrs. Halamka.

Inclement Weather (Snow) Days - Reminder

We have one inclement weather/snow day remaining. Once it has been used, all inclement weather days will be considered virtual learning days, which will require students to check their Google Classroom for instructions for the day.
Westwood High School Athletic Schedules

Please note that schedules are subject to change.