Rhinelander High School’s mock trial team finished eighth in the nation this weekend. 46 teams competed in the national tournament held in Madison.
Faculty coach Kathy Vick-Martini says it’s the best they’ve done at nationals in a decade. And that’s with seven of the nine members new on the team this year.
Senior members and co-captains Amber Sheth and Lydia O’Brien both earned recognition as “outstanding performers” in attorney roles. Three underclassmen from the Rhinelander team also earned “outstanding performer” recognition in witness roles.
Rhinelander is set to have its moment in the spotlight on Milwaukee Public Television.
The city has been selected for an episode of the show Around The Corner, hosted by John McGivern. It’s a weekly half hour segment on public tv that focuses on living and working in different communities around Wisconsin.
Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Director Dana DeMet says he hopes it will attract attention for the Rhinelander area.
There’s a call for entries for the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program, also known as WRAP, to be held at Nicolet College in June. Katy Ralph is the gallery director at Nicolet College, and she encourages all artists over the age of 14 to send in their original work.
"And that is for anybody who does any kind of art: 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional. They don’t need to be a practicing artist, and may never have shown their work before, but we just want people to get their work on the walls."
The Rhinelander Mock Trial team heads to Madison Wednesday to compete with high school teams from around the country.
Faculty coach Kathy Vick Martini says preparing for the national tournament is a grueling process…because the team has only five weeks to prepare its case.
“The kids basically have to sacrifice everything else that they do for this month and a half to prepare for the national tournament, and to their credit they’ve been working very hard, and they’ve done well.”
WXPR received recognition from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Saturday night in Madison. The Ocean Epic of Walter Wendt by Community Features Editor Natalie Jablonski earned WXPR’s placement in the Best Features category for small markets.
In the Veteran’s Day feature, Wendt shared his experiences serving in the Navy during World War II. He described being aboard the U.S.S. Helena while under torpedo attack in Pearl Harbor.