Thursday, January 29, 2015

2013-14 Literary Magazine Receives Superior-Nominated for Highest Award

Congratulations to the alumni from the class of 2014 who led the editorial staff of the Spring 2014 edition of The Wayfarer! The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) announced this week that Edgewood's student literary and art magazine received a rank of “Superior-Nominated for Highest Award.” 

The Wayfarer is one of only three Wisconsin high school literary magazines to receive this honor this year. In the magazine’s 29-year history, NCTE has consistently ranked it “Superior.”  Magazines with that rank will be narrowed to only about two dozen in the nation to receive the “Highest Award” later this Spring. The Wayfarer has achieved this top recognition three times in the past. The letter sent to English Department Chairperson Ms. Diane Mertens states, “It is a very special honor for your school’s literary magazine to be cited. The National Council of Teachers of English congratulates you and the students who produced this exemplary literary magazine.”

The 2013-2014 staff of The Wayfarer included

Editor: Katherine Zellmer ’14
Technical Editor: Peter Stein ’14
Copy Editor: Grace Bushong ’14

Editorial Board

Alumni: Molly Fox ’14, Martha Longley ’14 and Megan Schomaker ’14

Current Students: senior Lauren Tatus; juniors Zachary Palmer, Aurora Resop and Evelyn Stein; and sophomores Nicole Cook, Ruby Henley, Meghan Pfau, Nichole Ring, and Chloe Schomaker

Layout and Design Board

Alumni: Wooyoun Kim ’14 and Megan Schomaker ’14

Current Students: seniors Michelle Ring and Lauren Tatus ’15; junior Zachary Palmer; and sophomores Nicole Cook, Tia Parisi, Nicole Ring and Chloe Schomaker

Cover Artist: Chae Rin Hwang ’14
Consultants: Austin Lacey ’13, Mr. Mark Thering and Mr. Jim Ottney
Faculty Advisors: Ms. Diane Mertens and Ms. Teresa West-Lentz

In addition, thanks go to all of the writers and artists whose works were included in the magazine. The editorial staff relies on your talented contributions in order to assemble an award-winning publication! The mission of the NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines is to encourage all schools to develop magazines which print excellent student writing and which show evidence of school-wide participation in the production of the magazine. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Celebrate 40 Years of EHS Hockey Teams!

Edgewood hockey alumni and their families, as well as any hockey fans, are invited to attend the final game of the regular season, Edgewood Crusaders vs.Wausau West Warriors. Call a classmate, host a mini-reunion or pick-up game at Vilas Park, grab a beer afterwards! The Crusaders now skate at LaBahn Ice Arena as their home ice, so check out their great new home. Reconnect with coaches Steve Rothering and Pete Rothering. It'll be a blast!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

    2 p.m. – Reception  •  3 p.m. – Varsity Hockey Game

LaBahn Hockey Arena
105 East Campus Mall, Madison
Free parking at 780 Regent Street

No reservation needed -- just show up!!!

Also that afternoon:
Honor the Wisconsin Timberwolves Special Hockey Team

Thursday, January 22, 2015

See a movie in progress -- for free!

EHS alumna Charlotte Martin ’10 will be presenting sessions during the Fine Arts Festival to discuss with students the movie-making process. In the evening, an open viewing of the film’s rough cut is being held for EHS families, alumni and friends. Join us and congratulate a fellow alumna!

For more on the Fine Arts Festival, 
visit (linked on the right)
or follow #faf15.

Urban League Outstanding Young Persons

On Sunday, January 18, Edgewood High School once again hosted the Urban League of Greater Madison as they celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at an Outstanding Young Person Breakfast for more than 900 youth, families, and community leaders from schools all across Dane County.

This year, Edgewood High School is proud to have 11 students receive Outstanding Young Person Awards based on their academic performance, community service, and extra-curricular participation: Phillip Joo Young Ahn, Carmen Cruz, Joshua Duffek, Pax Habimana, Carlen Krieghoff, Maetraclare Maaneb de Macedo, Menatu Maaneb de Macedo, Anastasie Ndahayo, Landry Ndahayo, Lauren Tatus and Madison Thompson.

In addition to his nomination for the Outstanding Young Person Award, senior Landry Ndahayo was one of only three Dane County students to receive the 2015 Betty Franklin Hammonds Scholarship.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Honoring Martin Luther King at the Wisconsin State Capitol

Faculty worked on service projects including creating valentines for seniors, filling bags with toiletries for distribution to those in need, knitting hats for cancer patients, and and tying blankets for those who needed protection from the cold.

Edgewood High School Administration, Faculty and Staff had the privilege to visit the Wisconsin State Capitol on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Dr. Jonathan Overby of Wisconsin Public Radio hosted the annual tribute and ceremony honoring Dr. King from the Capitol rotunda in Madison.

After completing service projects, the group traveled to standing-room-only celebration and watched from high in the balconies of the Capitol Rotunda.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Join the fun!  The Edgewood High School Fine Arts Festival Kick-Off is sure to be a blast!

The Amigos will be entertaining the entire EHS community on Monday, February 2nd at 7 PM in the Aud.  Tix at the door!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Make a Resolution to Stay in Touch!
As we enter a new year, the Edgewood High School community wants to wish everyone a blessed and joyous year. In keeping with the tradition of making commitments as the calendar page turns from December to January, we’re also making a resolution to share news with our alumni, parents of alumni and friends on a more frequent basis. Visit this blog regularly to get updates on good things happening at EHS and to leave news about changes in your own lives!