Avery Hombsch – Valedictorian
Johnson Creek High School is honored to recognize Avery Hombsch as Co-Valedictorian of the graduating class of 2016. Throughout high school, Avery maintained a perfect GPA while serving as a leader in the Johnson Creek High School community. She played volleyball and basketball for four years. Senior year, she was the captain of the volleyball team and the co-captain for the basketball team. She also serves as the president of National Honor Society, class president, and the president of Student Council. Junior year, she represented Johnson Creek High School at Badger Girls State. Further, she participates in Art Club, Culture Club, FFA, and Band. In the community she does community service with 4H and she shows pigs at the Jefferson County Fair. She is also the assistant coach for a youth t-ball team. She enjoys the combination of working with kids and athletics. In the fall, Avery plans on attending Loras College in Iowa with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Math. Her career goals is to be an elementary school math teacher. She also plans to continue her love of sports and play volleyball for the Loras University team.
Megan Karczewski – Valedictorian
Johnson Creek High School is honored to recognize Megan Karczewski as Co-Valedictorian of the graduating class of 2016. Megan maintained a perfect GPA by staying determined in her studies and being prepared for assignments. In school, she is involved in National Honor Society, Band, Pep Band, and FFA. As a member of FFA, she raises goats and chickens and she shows goats at the county fair. Megan volunteers at the Schoenstatt Girls Youth where she is a leader at summer camps and additional events. In addition, she is an active volunteer at her church, as she helps with the preparations for mass. Further, she spends time outside of school working. This summer she plans to attend the World Youth Day in Poland, where she hopes to connect with people from around the world in a celebration of faith and fellowship. In the fall, Megan plans on attending University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota with a major in Theology and a minor in Spanish. She is also interested in Servant Leadership which reflects her career goal to work as a Missionary.
Arianna Wichman – Valedictorian
Johnson Creek High School is honored to recognize Arianna Wichman as Co-Valedictorian of the graduating class of 2016. She is the recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship. Congratulations! She has maintained a perfect GPA while taking college prep classes. Her favorite classes include AP US History, AP Calculus, and AP Biology. She is involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, Art Club, Culture Club, the Musical, Band, and Pep Band. Arianna enjoyed helping with the blood drive for Student Council. She appreciates the value of giving blood and likes to watch the generosity of others. As a member of National Honor Society, she enjoys an event called Christmas Neighbors where they prepare food and toys for community members to select during the holiday season. In the musical, she works behind the scenes on the lighting. Outside of school, Arianna enjoys spending time with friends and working as a babysitter and swim instructor. She plans on attending Concordia University with a major in Biology and a minor in Business. Her career goal is to become an Optometrist.
Summer Manzke- Salutatorian
Johnson Creek High School is honored to recognize Summer Manzke as the Salutatorian of the graduating class of 2016. She is a role model for all students with her excellent work ethic, grades, and effort in her education. She is respectful to teachers and appreciates making connections with them. Summer has participated in Art Club, Band, Jazz Band, Honors Band, Pep Band, and the Musical throughout high school. She earned first place for her watercolor portrait in the Trailways Conference Art Competition. She has represented Johnson Creek at the Global Youth Summit for the past three years where students gather to talk about global citizenship and cultural awareness. In addition to her participation in the school community, Summer is an avid archery (bow) hunter. She hunts deer, turkey, pheasant, and elk. Summer plans to attend UW Waukesha for two years and transfer to UW LaCrosse. Her career goals involve health and wellness with a focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy. Her favorite quote comes from Dr. Seuss, “Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”