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.”
Rhinelander students wore purple on Wednesday to spread awareness about epilepsy.
Lynne and Bryan Wakely have an 18-year-old son named Eli who has frequent seizures. In his case, he also needs help with daily routines, and has to be monitored 24 hours a day. But his mom will be the first to tell you, their son nothing short of awesome.
“He’s always, no matter how many seizures he has at night, he wakes up with a smile on his face, ready for the next day.”
Not many schools have a Grand Piano, but you have a chance to hear one this Sunday for free and benefit the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry at the same time. Funding for the newly restored Steinway Model B Grand was made possible by a grant from the Hodag Schools Foundation and a gift by Dori Brown. Rhinelander students from grades 4 through 12 will perform a variety of selections including pieces by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Lorrie Line and George and Ira Gershwin. Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says the event is part of recognizing music in the schools..
Rhinelander High School Mock Trial team is heading to the state competition in Madison this weekend. The team won has won state 16 times, including last year.
Team captains Amber Sheth and Lydia O’Brien have been with the team for the past four years. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with them to find out more about why they participate in mock trial, and how it works.