Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day and Climate Change

“Dr. Bob” Shannon narrated this short but sweet video that Edgewood students Daniel Johnstone and Julianna Kuecker created for their project in Social Justice Issues class.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Class of 1992 — Share Your Memories!

You're celebrating a big year — Your 25th Anniversary Reunion! Make sure to mark your calendar for Aug 4-5 and look for more details on the EHS Alumni Reunion Page.


In the News
​Bill Clinton defeats incumbent
Pres. ​George W. ​Bush
Mall of America​ constructed

From Your Wallet
Gallon of Gas - $1.13
Loaf of Bread - $1.50
​New Car - $16,900​

Popular Movies
Home Alone 2
Wayne’s World

On Your Walkman 
Pearl Jam
​Boyz II Men​
Peter Gabriel

Big on the Little Screen
Ren & Stimpy
Law & Order
Married...with Children​

Can​ you remember​ your favorite song from Prom?
Post a picture of your favorite EHS moment and be sure to tag your friends!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

David Braun in UW Football Book

David Braun ’98 is featured in the book  Walk-On This Way: The On-Going Legacy of the Wisconsin Football Walk-On Program, which was released just before Christmas 2016. The book covers the stories of nearly 50 walk-ons from the past 25 years of Badger football. 
The Edgewood Athletic Association inducted David into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. As a football player at Edgewood, David earned All-City and All-Conference First Team honors in 1996 and 1997 as a wide receiver and defensive back. He also picked up a position on the AP All-State Second Team in 1997 as a wide receiver and was named the All-Area Large Schools Player of the Year. As a senior he was the choice for Back of the Year by the WFCA and was selected to play in the 1998 Annual Shrine All Star Football Bowl Game. Over his career, David earned more than 1,000 yards in 80 receptions with just 11 interceptions and also picked up 700 yards returning the ball. He took the ball into the end zone for 17 touchdowns. He says,“I have great memories of my teammates and coaches and how involved and dedicated everyone was.”

Friday, March 24, 2017

Emma Makes the Elite 8

Emma Meriggioli ’15 is now a sophomore at California Baptist University majoring in elementary education. She plays guard for the Lancers Women’s Basketball Team that made it to the NCAA Division II Elite 8. The Lancers defeated the University of West Florida Argonauts 77-69 in the first round but were eliminated in the second by Virginia Union’s Panthers 81-86.

On the 12-player squad with Emma are four other Wisconsin players! Freshman Kaylee Hinson from Monona Grove HS,  senior Cassidy Mihalko from Franklin HS, junior Emily Schmidt from Luther Prep in Ixonia and senior Olivia Weber from Kettle Moraine HS.

Also see story at

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Class of '87, Where Are You Now?

Which Crusader lives the furthest? Post in response to this set of photos on the Edgewood Facebook Page by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 24 at  for a chance to win some great Edgewood swag. 

Details about your class reunion on September 23 can be found on the EHS reunion spreadsheet at the Edgewood High School website.

Can't make it to the reunion? Join families and alumni for cocktails, dinner, dancing, auction items and casino games at the Spring Fling fundraiser on April 28 at the Edgewater Hotel to reconnect with Eddies far and wide. More info at

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

You Shop. We Smile.

Did you know that while you shop you can be making a small gift to Edgewood High School as well? When you shop Amazon deals any time throughout the year, you can ask them to send something to make us smile, too! Simply create an account at and select “Edgewood High School” as your charitable beneficiary. Every time you enter through “Smile” before shopping, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Edgewood. 

Or, if you wish, and select another charitable organization. Once your account has been set up, you can change beneficiaries at any time. Find out more about AmazonSmile and then help whenever you shop Amazon by entering through!    

Matt D’Amour’s Yumbutter venture continues to grow

Matt D’Amour ’00 and business partner Adrian Reif launched the Yumbutter brand from farmers’ markets to grocery stores in 2011. Their company, located in Madison,  recently merged with two others: RP’s Pasta Company, owned by Peter Robertson of Madison, and Ona Treats of Colorado. The umbrella company is Tribe 9.

Matt said the reason for the merger was to “leverage our resources on all fronts: human resources, financial resources, manufacturing resources, distribution resources.” He also notes that the primary thing Yumbutter brings to the newly formed Tribe 9 is marketing prowess. “We shine at being able to express, create and inspire people with an amazing story. We bring the innovation in terms of pushing the envelope with the sustainability aspect, and making sure we can infuse Tribe 9 with that as well.”

An entrepreneur at heart, Matt started out helping his parents with their business, then formed a landscaping company with college friends, and then founded his own holistic health practiced titled “Inside Out Wellness” after that. He continues his interest in natural, locally sourced foods and wellness at Yumbutter, where Matt’s title is Chief Wellness Carrier.

Read the full article by Lindsay Christians in The Capital Times.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hold a Mini-Reunion at Spring Fling!

Early Bird Reservations by March 10!
Enjoy a fun-filled night and make a difference for all our students at Edgewood’s largest fundraiser, the SPRING FLING (formerly the Spring Auction & Social). Join friends for Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing, Casino Games and the EHS Jazz Ensemble.

Proceeds benefit the exceptional experiences at Edgewood, are essential to keeping tuition more affordable for all EHS families, and support the Mazzuchelli Fund that helps Edgewood provide more than $700,000 in financial assistance annually for nearly 40% of our students. Your generosity will have a direct and lasting impact for generations to come.

Become involved! You can help us reach our goal of raising $150,000.
Tickets:  Attend! $75 Early Bird Ticket Ends March 10  •  $100 after March 10
Donations Give a gift of cash or a live auction or super silent auction item 
Sponsorships:  Recognition opportunities and benefits available 
Questions:  Contact Deborah at or (608) 257.1023 x168.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

See the new Cinderella musical

Don’t miss this wonderful evening of theatre!
Join Encore and special guest Stephen Fleischman,
Director of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 
for savories, sweets and a champagne toast 
as we celebrate and support the Fine Arts 
at Edgewood High School.
$35 • Advance reservations ONLY by March 1

General ticket sales begin March 1.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Crusaders—Show Your Support for Home Games!

Edgewood High School is working in partnership with Dudgeon-Monroe and Vilas neighborhoods in order to install lights and a sound system, with expanded seating and additional space for storage and concessions underneath. The improvements would be made to the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Athletic Complex, Edgewood’s on-campus field and track that were redone with state-of-the-art astroturf and running surfaces a year ago.

While a limited number of sports are currently played on the field, having the enhancements would make it possible for Edgewood to host its own home football games instead of having to travel to Otto Breitenbach Field at Middleton High School.

Show your support! Visit 

Let us know what participation in high school sports has meant for you and your family.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Join the "Edgewood Community" LinkedIn Group

As Edgewood expands its use of social media, we want to provide as many places as possible for our alumni, parents of current students and alumni, and present and former faculty and staff to connect. It may be for career networking, or getting advice, or just sharing some good news—whatever the reason, you’re invited to join the group!

We’re only getting started, but hope that with all the connections people in the Edgewood family have, our "Edgewood Community" will quickly grow larger and stronger. Anyone with a LinkedIn account can ask to join the group, so invite others you know to do so as well. Edgewood is a community for life!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crusader Swimmers Advance to WIAA State

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Alumni return to EHS as Fine Arts Festival presenters

It's one of the favorite weeks of the year at Edgewood and we’re proud to have five of our young alumni back on campus to discuss their art and careers with current students.

Kenny Leiser, Frank Busch,  Mark Noxon,  Nic Adamany

Nic Adamany ’01
Nic is a member of WheelHouse, a nationally touring Americana and bluegrass band hailing from Madison. He plays guitar, sings and is a songwriter for the group. Featuring three- and four-part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and the driving rhythm of the upright bass, WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves. As a full-time working band, they perform more than 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. At the 2016 Madison Area Music WheelHouse won Country Performer of the Year, Country Album of the Year (Meanwhile…Back at the Ranch) and Country Song of the Year (Ol’ #7).

In a recent blog post, the members of WheelHouse note, “School music programs have affected all four of us.  Our parents were involved in every aspect of the music experience from enjoying to performing to promoting and teaching.  If we didn’t have school music when we were growing up we very well might not have been playing together in WheelHouse…or any band for that matter.  We could go on and on about how important music is for kids but we'll just leave this educational link for you.  See, with WheelHouse you learn more than just fun facts about whiskey!”

What’s that last comment? Oh yes…in addition, Wheelhouse teamed up with Yahara Bay Distillery to brand WheelHouse Whiskey, made from a recipe the company owned but had not yet released. The first bottles were made available in January 2014 and currently are distributed throughout southern and western Wisconsin. Nic is VP for WheelHouse Whiskey.

Brendan J. Anderson ’13
Brendan is currently attending Marquette University where he is majoring in economics and minoring in film. Brendan has a passion for the subject of film and has been giving presentations for the Edgewood High School Fine Arts week film festival since his sophomore year. Previous presentations have been about Alfred Hitchcock, Sherlock Holmes, and the history of action movies. He continues to write a blog,, where he posts reviews of both current and classic films.
Brendan will be presenting From Bond to Bourne: The Evolution of the Super Spy, a review of films featuring the adventures of secret agents who drive luxurious cars, use futuristic technology, and travel to some of the most glamorous places on the planet in the name of saving the world. He will trace the evolution of these “Super Spies” from the icy depths of the Cold War to the modern War on Terror.

Robbie Hyne ’11
Now a graduate of the University of Arizona, Robbie pursued a BFA in film and television production. He began his career in Los Angeles as a TV office assistant for Ridley Scott Films/Scott Free and then took a position as executive assistant to writer/showrunner Ian Goldberg on the first season of his show, Dead of Summer. Robbie continues to strive towards being a TV writer and showrunner himself, working now as an executive assistant to writer, producer, director and showrunner Greg Berlanti, best known as an executive producer and co-creator for The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. He’ll be presenting three films he worked on:

Film #1 — A short film poem filmed on actual film stock and using a poem he wrote at Edgewood entitled Here No Longer Lives the Faith of Love.

Film #2 — This found footage film is compiled from archived film stock that has been spliced together. It was then digitally recorded so that Robbie and others could add music and sound, creating an entirely new piece that is an exploration of humanity and war.

Film #3 — Robbie co-created and assistant directed this short film that earned recognition as an official selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival, Comedy Club International Film Festival, International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, and Student Art Festival. The story revolves around a quirky and anachronistic young woman, Penelope, who loses her father at a young age from calcium deficiencies. Together with the help of her dog, Elizabeth Bentley, she pours herself into her job selling milk in order to make money and help others avoid his fate.

Charlotte Martin ’10
Charlotte is a New York City-based writer, director, and actress. The First of Our Friends to Get Married is her first feature script, which she wrote directly after graduating with a BFS from Tisch School of the Arts. She continues to write and direct in the wake of First of Our Friends being completed, and plans to write roles for herself until someone else is interested in casting her, too.

The film was in its developmental stages when Charlotte presented on film development two years ago at the Edgewood Fine Arts Festival. Now, the film has been completed and shown at several film festivals in the country. The film includes an original soundtrack. Charlotte was inspired by real-life events of classmates from EHS during her time here in this relevant and fresh work.

Film Synopsis: Everybody always knew that Alice and Louis would eventually get married, but now that it’s actually happening...what does that mean for everyone else? Despite her best efforts to stay patient, Margot is disappointed again and again by Clare’s missed opportunities. Rose always took her relationship with her longterm boyfriend, Adam, for granted—but when he claims there’s nothing he wants more than locking it down in marriage, she fears their free and easy bond may be in its final hours. Lawrence finally has a chance with the newly single Dana, but her hangups over getting back into a relationship threaten his long-awaited moment with her. And on the outside of all of this
is Simon, with no date to the wedding, no particular love interest, and no particular interest in love itself— unless meddling with it can save him from being the only single friend.

Dylan Todd ’14
Dylan is currently pursuing his BA in acting at Columbia College in Chicago. He is also a member of the Society of American Fight Directors where has been certified in diverse weapon categories including Unarmed, Rapier and Dagger, Knife, Smallsword, Broadsword, and Sword and Shield. Dylan’s session will demonstrate beginning level skills on how to create the illusion of violence for the stage and screen—safe for the people on stage but realistic to the audience. The session will include unarmed skills like slaps, punches, kicks, chokes, falls, and rolls.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

EHS Alumnae Runners at the NYC Armory

EHS alumnae Ave Grosenheider ’15 (Richmond Spiders), Amy Davis ’15 (UW-Madison Badgers) and Michele Lee ’12 (UW-Madison Badgers) participated in the 2017 Armory Track Invitational held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.

Amy placed 2nd in the 3,000 meter with a time of 9:31, just behind the leader at 9:29.03 and Michele Lee was 6th at 9:38.86.

Ave ran in the 5,000 meter and finished 7th in a field of 23 with a time of 17:29.64. First place in that race went to a runner who came in at 16:31.81, far outstripping the second place runner by more than 20 seconds!

All in all, it was a pretty good weekend for Edgewood in New York.

Click here to see all the results, including splits and other events at the Invitational.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Author Jacquelyn Mitchard is Special Guest at the Annual Fine Arts Festival

An Evening with 
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Tuesday, February 14
7:00 pm in the Kathleen O’Connell Auditorium
Edgewood High School • 2219 Monroe Street

Jacquelyn will unveil the first excerpt of her upcoming classic ghost story, Still She Haunts Me, as a Madison exclusive. Books for her to sign will be available, courtesy of A Room of One’s Own

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the number one New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels for adults, including The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and also made into a major feature film. The editor of a realistic young adult imprint, Merit Press, Mitchard has also authored seven novels for young adults. She is a professor of creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a contributing editor for More magazine. 

Jacquelyn will be offering two sessions for students during the day on Tuesday, offering insights on storytelling, plot and character development and writing as a career.

See the entire Fine Arts Festival schedule and biographies of all the guests artists who will be presenting, visit

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

EHS group travels to the inauguration

Students in Edgewood High School’s American Political Systems classes had conducted a mock election last fall and 44 of those students also signed up to attend the presidential inauguration before they knew what the results of the actual election would be.

Last week, they joined faculty members Wade DallaGrana, Derek Behnke ’07, and Kym Husom to witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump and also visited the Supreme Court, historic sites, museums, and by chance, the Women’s March.

For more, read the  story by Pam Cotant in the Wisconsin State Journal.