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Students of the Month

Caden – October 2017-18 Student of the Month

Caden is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, the Varsity Math Club, the Math Team, the Varsity Track Team, and the Teacher of the Year Selection Committee at HUHS. Caden has been a varsity pole-vaulter on the Boys Track Team since his sophomore year.  He is the current President of the National Honor Society and Co-Secretary of the Math Club.  He was elected Homecoming King by his peers this past fall.  This past summer, Caden represented Hartford Union High School at Badger Boys State at Ripon College.

Caden has given back to his community by volunteering his time at blood drives and other Student Council events.  He has also helped out at Junior Varsity track meets, the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run and has served as a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army. Caden also served as a mentor for “We the People” student government simulation.

In the fall, Caden plans to attend UW-Madison to pursue a major in Actuarial Science and earn a certificate in Spanish.

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Bethany – October 2017-18 Student of the Month

Bethany is a member of the H-Club, Model UN, the National Honor Society, Varsity Girl’s Volleyball, the Varsity Math Team, the Math Club and Student Council at Hartford Union High School.  She earned a varsity letter in Volleyball and served as captain of the team this past season. Bethany is also Co-Secretary of the Math Club.

Bethany spends a good portion of her time volunteering for and through her co-curricular involvements.  She has worked at the H-Club concessions stand for home sporting events and has participated in several H-Club fundraisers. Bethany also planned and organized a middle school math meet through the Math Club. Bethany has participated in two mission trips and plans on attending a third through her church this summer.  For the past three years, she has helped coach boys’ volleyball at St. Kilian School.  In her spare time, Bethany enjoys hiking, kayaking, and playing sports and games with her family.  She also enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her friends.

After graduating from HUHS, Bethany plans to attend an out of state four-year university to double major in political science and psychology.  She eventually plans to become a civil litigation lawyer and hopefully become involved in politics.

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2017-18 Rotary Inbound Exchange Student

Hartford Rotary’s Inbound Rotary Exchange Student for the 2017-18 school year is 16-year-old Faza from Surabaya, Indonesia.

Faza arrived here September 3rd, after a day-and-a-half of flights from Indonesia, Tokyo, and Dallas. He will be with us, and a student at Hartford Union High School, until mid- to late-summer 2018.

Faza’s first family lives on the north side of Hartford. He has one host sister Addison, and an older brother Asher, a student at UW-Madison.  Right around Christmas, Faza will move to be with his second host family who live in the Town of Rubicon. Faza will also have a senior “sister” Kylie at his second host family so Faza is fortunate to have sisters to help with his transportation needs.

Rotary exchange students often spend time with three families, so another potential volunteer host family is sought for the period beginning late in March well into summer when Faza will have a chance to take a bus tour with other Inbound Rotary Exchange Students from the Midwest to a number of different destinations throughout the U.S.

Interested host families for late spring are asked to contact any of three Hartford Rotarians:  Scott Helms at HUHS (262-670-3228), John Spielmann (262-224-0770) or Ron Schlitt (262-689-9903).  The initial contact does not constitute a commitment, only interest in pursuing a Host Family opportunity but without any financial involvement in a Rotary Summer Tour.

Faza arrived in the U.S. with a good grasp of American English gained in part from watching U.S. movies on TV.  He soon will be super-fluent. He also is adept at computer games and is looking forward to being involved in Robotics Competition at the high school. He would later like to be involved in computer programming at the university level.

Faza is an only child of a single mother working for the Customs Department of the Indonesian Government. In Indonesia he lived only 200 yards from his school, so being miles from school with other teenagers in the home are exciting new opportunities for Faza. He also is adept at card tricks, and enjoys soccer and being involved with other students attending extra-curricular events. His school schedule includes courses in Intro to Engineering, Marketing, Modern American History, Computer Science, Astronomy, Algebra 2, and Minorities and Prejudice.

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Brandon – September 2017-18 Student of the Month

Brandon is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Club, the Drum Major of the Marching Band, and President of the FFA Club at Hartford Union High School.  He received a gold rating on the FFA beef and sheep production proficiency awards and has been a sectional qualifier for multiple FFA  speaking contests.

Brandon has given back to his community by volunteering his time with the Hartford Special Olympics program and with the Hartford Christmas Project.  He also enjoys showing pigs and sheep at the County Fair and working on his parent’s farm.  Brandon is also involved in his own sheep raising business.

In the fall, Brandon plans to attend UW-Madison to pursue a major in Dairy Science.  He hopes to be able to complete internships with animal nutrition companies in the United States and internationally. Eventually, Brandon would like to earn a PH.D. in Dairy Science with an emphasis in nutrition.

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Sheridan – September 2017-18 Student of the Month

Sheridan is a member of the HUHS National Honor Society, the DECA and FBLA Clubs, and the SMART TEAM (Students Modeling a Research Topic).  She received the National Honor Society’s Spade award, which recognizes top academic performance in the junior class.  Sheridan placed first at FBLA Regionals the past two years for business presentations.  She placed fifth at state in business presentations during her sophomore year.  During her freshman and sophomore year, Sheridan also participated in Girl’s Volleyball, Girl’s Varsity Basketball, Girl’s Varsity Softball, and Mock Trial.

Sheridan has given back to her community by volunteering her time serving during mass and at the annual fall festival at her local parish, St. John’s in Rubicon.  She has also volunteered her time at local fundraising events for individuals within the community.

Sheridan is currently taking her CNA course at Moraine Park Technical College in Beaver Dam.  She is not sure which university she will attend in the future, but she has been accepted into the Direct Admission Program for Nursing at Bradley University.  Eventually, Sheridan wants to become a Nurse Practitioner.  She also enjoys traveling and has been to Spain and Peru.  She hopes to incorporate Spanish into her future educational plans as a second language to better prepare her to help patients in her medical career.

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Changing of the Guard

Our Changing of the Guard ceremony took place at the Chandelier Ballroom on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

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Exchange Students

2016-17 Rotary Inbound Exchange Student

I’m Tomas I was born in La Plata, Argentina. The city where I live is called Chivilcoy and it’s around 90 thousand of population. The bigger difference between my city and Hartford is the temperature, our winter is around 45 degrees when in Hartford is around 20 degrees.

About my family: I have divorced parents that I love so much and each of them have a new relationship. My dad Claudio has another wife and together they have a little daughter who I have the pleasure to call my little sister Sofia who is 5 years old. My dad is an architect and he has his own architecture study. The wife of my dad also has 2 kids which are my step brother Tomas and my step sister Valentina who was and exchange student in Cody, Wyoming.

My mum Andrea is also an architect who works in the municipality of my city and she has a really cool boyfriend who is like a father for me. My mum and I live in a house in the middle of the city and we love each other. Recently my mum came to visit me with her sister Lilian, my aunt. We went to New York and Chicago and we had a good time.

In Argentina I go to a small school of 800 people which is called Misericordia. I decided be an exchange student because I had the pleasure to host a guy from Germany and I discovered how many opportunities I can have being a young person, so I decided sing up for Rotary and then my life changed, a lot of friends from the world and a new home in Hartford with a lot of friends and cool people

My goals for my future is go to college in Argentina and make another exchange year in a country of Europe, I didn’t decide what I want to study but I have couple of ideas related with music, cinema or animation.

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2014-15 Rotary Outbound/Inbound Exchange Students

Our Outbound Exchange Student, Kristin, is from Rubicon. She has a keen interest in travel and looks upon the student exchange program as an opportunity to meet new people, experience a new culture, and learn a new language. Kristin wanted to go to a Spanish speaking country. She will be living next year in Seville, Spain, which is located about 40 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.  Se went through several extensive interviews and orientation programs in order to be accepted as an Outbound Exchange student. She will be leaving for Spain on September 3rd. Her first day of school is September 15th. When she returns next year, Kristin will give another presentation to the club on her experiences in Spain.

 

 

Welcome to our Inbound Exchange Student Maria Luisa! The Hartford Rotary Club is pleased to have Maria Luisa as our exchange student for the 2014-15 school year. She joins us from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her nickname is Malu (by which she prefers to be called). Maria Luisa loves music—she has played the classical guitar since she was 12 years old. In Brazil, she is a student at FUNDEC Sorocaba, an institution of music and theater. Her trip to the United States is her first time traveling outside of Brazil. She loves dogs and is proud of her ability to speak a second language fluently. After high school she wants to attend college to study medicine. She looks forward to this year as an opportunity to meet other people, experience other cultures, and grow as an individual—she wants to make a difference.

The Hartford Rotary Club is still looking for a host family for Maria Luisa for the second semester. We are also looking for host families for the 2015-16 school year. If you’re interested in hosting, or for more information please contact Brenda Johnston at Brenda@SchauerCenter.org or 262-670-0560 ext. 202.

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2013-14 Rotary Inbound Exchange Students

Welcome David! The Hartford Rotary Club is pleased to have David as our exchange student for the 2013-14 school year. David joins us from France. He speaks French, English and Italian. He has done another study abroad program in Busto Arzitio, Italy. David enjoys listening to music (his favorite song is “Where is My Mind” from Fight Club—his favorite movie), watching movies, running and biking. He is most looking forward to becoming fluent in English this year, losing his accent when he speaks English, figuring out how the American society works and visiting many of our cities, especially Chicago. After his year with us, David will return for another year of high school and then he plans to study literature in Aix.

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2012-13 Rotary Inbound Exchange Students

Welcome Marek! The Hartford Rotary Club is pleased have Marek as our exchange student for the 2012-2013 school year. Marek is a friendly, humorous and athletic young man. His favorite sports are soccer and tennis. Back home Marek plays the bass tuba, studied Spanish and is a leader in his local Scouts club (similar to Cub Scouts). Through this club, Marek has developed an adventurous, open mind and dislikes those who are quick to judge another before getting to know a person. Marek is ecstatic to learn another foreign language, experience a new culture and create life-long friendships. After his year in Wisconsin, Marek plans to finish his studies and eventually inherit his father’s Beekeeping business.  Marek hopes to return home a year from now not only with his luggage, but with memorable and valuable experiences to further develop his character and more knowledgeable about the world.