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Hamilton student peace essay wins

Hamilton High School senior Andrea Salus earned honorable mention in the 2008-09 United States Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest for her essay on crimes against humanity.

One first place and one honorable mention from each state were selected from more than 1,000 student applicants.

The institute is a nonprofit organization founded by the U.S. Congress 25 years ago to work to prevent and resolve violent international conflicts and help societies regain stability after the fighting ends.

HHS senior earns Kohl scholarship

Hamilton High School senior Jaclyn Michl was one of 200 Wisconsin students to earn the 2009 Kohl Excellence Scholarship.

The $1,000 award goes to high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in academics with high motivation to achieve, displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond.

Winners are picked by a statewide committee of civic leaders, representatives of education-related associations and the program’s co-sponsors: Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools and regional cooperative educational service agencies.

The Kohl Education Foundation was established in 1990 by U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. The foundation has awarded $6.8 million to Wisconsin educators, students and schools since then.

“Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” Kohl said. “I am very proud of the accomplishments of the students and teachers, and look forward to the great contributions they will make in the future.”

School Brief

Free-and-reduced lunch offered

The Hamilton School District announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, or milk served under the Special Milk Program. Each school office and the district office have copies of the policy for those interested.

Household size and income criteria determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the established levels are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if a split-session student does not have access to the school lunch or breakfast service.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a notice to parents or guardians. To apply, households must fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available in the principal’s office in each school. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes and the household income falls families should contact the school.

In certain cases, foster children are also eligible. If a household has foster children and wishes to apply, contact the school for more information. The information provided by the household on the application is confidential.

For more information, call Judy Pinter, Hamilton School District food service manager, at (262) 246-1973 Ext. 1142.

Year in review: Sussex athletes starred in 2007

Several highlights made 2007 another successful year in the Sussex area.

January: Hamilton’s varsity girls basketball team scored back-to-back wins on successive nights over West Allis Hale (50-48) and Milwaukee Marshall (72-61). Amanda Julius tossed in 15 points for the Chargers in their victory over the Eagles.

February: Max Pascale capped off an excellent wrestling career at the WIAA state Division 1 wrestling tournament in Madison with 103 victories. He lost a quarterfinal match at 135 pounds to eventual state champion Mark Wilson of Wilmot.

March: Former Hamilton-Menomonee Falls co-op girls swim standout Ashley Warzon won the 100-meter butterfly at the Horizon League Championships in Chicago. Warzon was a freshman last season for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s swim team.

April: Lindsey Burleson won the Greater Metro Conference girls indoor championship in the 55-meter hurdles. Her teammate, Talisa Emberts, won the 200 for HHS.

May: Wes Biswell had the pedal to the metal, winning a 30-lap feature at Slinger Super Speedway in the Midwest Modified Division.

June: Hamilton’s John Block, a member of the Chargers varsity boys golf team, carded 67 to win the WIAA Division 1 sectional meet at Rivermoor Country Club, qualifying for the WIAA state meet.

July: Hamilton’s varsity baseball team grabbed a WIAA Division 1 regional victory over Waukesha North, 8-3. Southpaw Eric Reimer was the winning pitcher for the Chargers.

August: Justin Patterson’s 2-yard touchdown run gave Hamilton’s varsity football team a wild 33-32 season-opening victory at Stan Grove Field over Green Bay East.

September: Leslie Osborne successfully marked England’s superstar Kelly Smith, as the U.S. women’s soccer team eliminated the English, 3-0, in a quarterfinal match of the 2007 World Cup in Tianjin, China.

October: The Chargers varsity girls volleyball team defeated host Arrowhead in the WIAA sectional semifinal. Burleson finished with 24 kills against the Warhawks.

November: Jess Bley finished fourth for the combined Hamilton-Menomonee Falls varsity girls swim team in the WIAA Division 1girls 100-yard backstroke, at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium.

December: Kameron Cerroni put his name in the Hamilton High School record books, breaking the Chargers scoring record held for 28 years by prep legend Terry Youngbauer. Cerroni scored 40 points in a nonconference game against Milwaukee Marshall, an 87-84 win. Youngbauer’s high game came in 1979, when he torched rival Menomonee Falls North for 36 points in an 84-79 victory.