Saturday, April 6, 2013
Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 16-year-old Charlie Burton will attend the Final Four and NCAA championship game this weekend.
It’s been a tough 16 months for Charlie Burton. On Dec. 16, 2011, the 16-year-old from Fox Point was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive childhood bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma. After undergoing 12 weeks of chemotherapy, a bone replacement surgery on his right arm, and another 22 weeks of chemotherapy, he is now finished with his treatments. He continues to undergo physical therapy on his arm and requires regular checkups at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. "Thinking back on it now, it’s a bad memory," said his mother, Carrie Burton. "He’s been doing really well since then, but he's not out of the woods yet. Hopefully things continue to go well for him." Life has been better for Charlie in recent months. He was able to return to …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Proceeds from fundraising effort goes to Dryhootch, which provides a place where veterans can share stories over coffee or get help from a wide variety of support groups.
It wasn’t your typical American history class. After hearing Army veteran Tom Voss share his story from Operation Iraqi Freedom, the room full of eighth-grade history students at the University School of Milwaukee asked him questions about whether he ever had to use his weapon, how he views Muslim-Americans and the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on his fellow soldiers. USM American history teacher Chuck Taft, of Whitefish Bay, believes history can never be understood until you hear from those directly involved. Not only did they listen to Voss' story, but they also took action, by selling patriotic bracelets and baked sales to raise more than $1,000 for Dryhootch, the Brady Street coffee shop and veteran support center where Voss…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Division 1 battles continue when they travel to Middleton for weekend tourney Friday at 5 p.m.
The University School of Milwaukee girls’ tennis team defeated a Division 1 Whitefish Bay team 5-2 at Whitefish Bay. USM’s Maddy Ecker, the reigning Division 2 singles champion, lost to Lilly Hayes 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 1 singles, but the other three USM singles players won their matches. Playing at No. 2 singles, Nicole Flanary defeated Bay’s Asia Butler by a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 score. USM’s Emily Chrobak also won. In the No. 3 singles Chrobak beat the Blue Duke’s Emily Debitz, 6-1,6-4. In the No. 4 singles contest, USM’s Hayley Gebhardt beat Allison Gregg 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. The Wildcats also won two of three doubles matches against Whitefish Bay. USM’s Riley Kelly and Rebecca Buchanan had little trouble in the day’s No. 1 doubles match against …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Samantha Adey, USM's Head Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Team Coach, is one of only eight chosen to coach National All-Star Team.
United Sports Lacrosse has selected University School’s girls lacrosse coach, Samantha Adey, as one of only eight coaches nation-wide to coach at the All-American Showcase this July in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The All-American Showcase is part of the ESPN Rise Games. The top 80 US Lacrosse High-School All-Americans are invited to attend. The 80 attendees from all parts of the country will be split into four teams and will compete throughout the three days of the event. “I am honored to be chosen,” said Adey. “I am really looking forward to this opportunity to coach the best high school players in the country.” And it's not just Adey who's excited, other USM faculty are also enthusiastic for her success. “This honor, to be chosen, is a once-…
Friday, May 13, 2011
They are among 53 Wisconsin students headed to national competition in Maryland in June.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Eleven North Shore students won individual categories on National History Day and will represent Wisconsin at the national event, June 12-16 at College Park, MD. National History Day students compete with their peers statewide at junior and senior levels by writing papers, giving performances, building websites, or by creating documentaries or exhibits that reflect an annual theme. This year's theme was "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences." The Wisconsin Historical Society coordinates the National History Day program in Wisconsin. The winning students from the area, their schools, their categories of competition, and the titles of their projects are The 11 winners from North Shore schools are among 53 …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Collin Braam records second consecutive five-goal outing for Lakeshore co-op team.
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Lakeshore Lacrosse co-op team beat University School 12-5 under the lights at Shorewood High School Friday night. The Lakeshore team brings in players from schools throughout the North Shore, including Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Nicolet and Port Washington. Whitefish Bay senior Collin Braam had his second consecutive five-goal game after picking up five against Kenosha earlier in the week. Anders Bjella put in three goals for Lakeshore and junior Will Tucker had sure hands on two give-and-go tallies. The game was 5-all at halftime before Lakeshore took control. USM finished with a season-high nine penalties. USM coach Cameron Feist said, “The major highlight from the game was senior James Shovers, who was new to the sport at the …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The USM co-op girls hockey team kept the heat on Arrowhead, winning 4-3.
The USM girls hockey co-op beat Arrowhead 4-3 on Tuesday. Megan Bailey opened the scoring at 3:57 of the first period for the Wildcats. Arrowhead — ranked fifth in the state by the Wisconsin Girls Hockey Coaches Association — tied it on a power play in the second. The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead at the 8:18 mark of the second period on a breakaway goal by Sally James and extended the lead to 3-1 with a power play goal by Abby Berman, assisted by Margot Peterson and Mikaela Simon. Arrowhead scored a late second period goal to cut the lead to 3-2. At the 13:04 mark of the 3rd, Berman scored to give the Wildcast a 4-2 lead. Arrowhead scored the final goal with 35 seconds remaining. "It was a great win for us,” said Wildcats head coach Jason…