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Athena Award Winner Michelle Yang

Woodbury High School Athena Award Winner

Congratulations to Senior Michelle Yang on being name WHS 2021 Athena Award winner.

 

  • Michell is a 4 year Golf letter winner
  • 3 All Conference Awards
  • 2 time section champion
  • 2 time state participant
  • 3 time captain
  • Student Council President
  • Hmong Club Leader
  • Orchestra- Concertmaster in Symfonia
  • National Hone Society Member
  • Key Club Publicists
  • Woodwinds Hospital Volunteer
  • AP Scholar with Distinction

Here is the link to the 2021 St.  Paul Area Athena Awards Ceremony Livestream on Wednesday April 21st at 11:00am.

It can also be accessed via the Program page on our website.

2021 ATHENA CEREMONY LIVESTREAM (CLICK HERE) >

Spring Sports Information

Minnesota State High School League has provided the following COVID guidance effective immediately.   April 22, 2021

Updated Guidance

New Guidance - effective immediately

  1. Mask and face coverings are no longer required in practices and games for student-athletes.

  2. Mask and face coverings are required when outdoor sports participants are not actively practicing or playing games and cannot maintain physical distancing.   Including: Dugouts, sidelines, team camps, team talks, before and after practice.

  3. Indoors masks are required all times

  4. Masks/face coverings are required for coaches at all times. 

  5. Masks/face coverings are required for officials at all times.

  6. Masks/face coverings are required for spectators at all events - both outdoors and indoors. 

 

Testing and Vaccinations 

With the increase in COVID-19 cases in youth across Minnesota, MDH has released two strong recommendations:

Testing 

  • MDH recommends Covid 19 testing every two weeks for all students in MN

  • MDH recommends weekly COVID-19 testing for student-athletes

  • Testing Opportunities and s strategies will be coming from MDH.

Vaccinations

  • MDH recommend vaccinations for all students ages 16-18

  • After a close contact, fully vaccinated students (14 days from date of 2nd shot) will not be required to quarantine if they have no symptoms.  

COVID-19 Testing for MN Organized Sports Participants

 

 

 

Spring Sports Spectator Information

State Speech

Congratulations to our WHS Speech Team for advancing  10 qualifiers to state!  The state meet occurs April 23, 2021 for AA schools.  

WHS State Meet Qualifiers:

Ben Lu, Reese Marcus, Nora Welp, Tori Barone, Minkai Li, Anna Adamson, Sarah Zenaye, Anneteke Adoga, Callie Peterso, Ashley Green.  

Congratulations to the four students named all state in speech:

Natalie Freisinger, Ashley Green, Ben Lu, Reese Marcus

In order to be named all state in speech, it requires students to be in the top 25% performers during their high school career, do additional activities and qualify to state at least once. 

March Madness Begins

Science Olympiad

WHS competed in the Minnesota State Tournament for Science Olympiad in early April and placed 4th overall.  The 13 Student team completed in 23 different STEM events and earned medals in 10 of the events. Medals are awarded to the top 4 teams in each event.  WHS studens earlned 5th or 6th place in 8 other events and paced outside the top 10 in two events only. 

WHS has placed 4th in state four times.  Congratulations to the following team members and Coach Dr. Nour Sinada.  

Tina Li (Captain) Sarah Zhang (Captain) Joey Wu (Captain)
Aayush Koneripalli David Wang Sritarun (Guddu) Chinta
Isabelle Drontle Nikhil Jain Jasmine Cao
Rachel Estvold Gavin Sun Thimeshi Jayasundara
Nikhil Iyer    

 

WHS Band

Woodbury High School had four students selected for the Minnesota Band Directors’ Association All-State Honor Band! 260 students from 61 high schools across Minnesota auditioned for this high honor at the high school level.

The 2020-2021 MBDA All-State Honor Band is an opportunity for talented young musicians from across Minnesota to join together virtually to provide unique musical experiences and learning opportunities with exceptional conductors and clinicians. The event will take place all day on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The day will include sessions with our conductors, virtual sectionals and students will also submit recordings of their honor band music to be compiled into a Virtual Honor Band recording to commemorate the event.

The four Woodbury High School band students selected are:

Will Schmidt (10th Grade-Bassoon)

Owen Rodgers (9th Grade-Trombone)

Zuleika Dewan (10th Grade-Percussion)

Ellsa Sorenson-Wagner (9th Grade-Percussion)

Boys Swim and Dive

Ninth Grader Gunner Seversen broke the 500 Freestyle in the section meet at Oltman Middle School with a time of 4:48.  Gunnar advanced to the state meet on Friday, March 19 competing in the 500 Freestyle finishing 16th with a time of 4:53.31. Congratulations on a fantastic season to Gunnar and the Boys Swim and Dive Team. 

 

Boys Basketball

The number one seed in section 4AAAA Woodbury hosted Cretin-Derham Hall (#2 seed) in the section finals. The Royals lost on a buzzer beater bucket. Despite the loss, it was a fantastic season. 

 

Wrestling

Congratulations to our Wrestler's  finishing in the Elight Eight of the State Tournament. They competed at St. Michael-Albertville in individual state competition on Thursday, March 25, 2021. 

113 lbs Alex Braun finished 3rd place 

126 lbs  Brad Little finished 6th place

132 lbs Will Bents finished 7th place - finishes his career with 100+ wins and advanced to 2 state individual tournaments.  

145 lbs Cade Johnson finished 8th - finishes his career with 125 wins and advanced to 2 state individual tournaments.  

285 lbs Thomas Moesenthin finished 6th place

 

Congratulations to our Woodbury Wrestlers that qualified for the individual Wrestling State Meet. This is the first time Woodbury has had 9 qualifiers.  The meet is held on Saturday, March 20 at Stillwater High School. Section Wrestling Qualifiers.  

113 lbs Alex Braun 145 lbs Cade Johnson 195 Ahmed Abdelal
126 lbs Brad Little 160 lbs Sebastian Zamorano 220 lbs Denis Tokin
132 Will Bents 182 lbs Allen Mancera HWT Thomas Moesnthin

Thank you to all our managers that assisted with the season this year. 

Science Olympiad Team

Our Science Olympiad Team advances to state April 10.  Congrats to the following individuals:

Tina Li Captain Sarah Zhang Captain Joey Wu Captain

Aayush Koneripalli

David Want Sritarun (Guddu) Chinta Isabelle Drontle Nikhil Jain
Jasmine Cao Rachel Esvold Gavin Sun Thimeshi Jayasundara
Nikhil Iyer      

 

Speech Team

State Qualifiers

Ben Lu, Reese Marcus, Nora Welp, Tori Barone, Minkai Li, Anna Adamson, Sarah Zenaye, Anneteke Adoga, Callie Peterson, Ashley Green

National Qualifiers

Ben Lu, Reese Marcus, Anna Adamson, Maria Kolb, Anneteke Adoga, Minkai Li, Srinath Hariharan, Callie Peterson

Comp Cheer

Congratulations to Brianna Hastings for being named MCCA All State for the second year in Comp Cheer. 

Math Team

Congratulations to the Math Team for advancing to the Math Bowl State Tournament. The Math Team members going to State are Minaki Li, Nikhil Jain, Esperanze Lee, Guddu Chinta, Srinath Hariharan, Gavin Sun, Yifan Zhai and Franklin Xiao.  

Minkai Li and Nikhil Jain competed in the individual tournament on March 8. Minkai advanced to the top 10 to determine an individual winner.  This is the second year in a row that Minkai qualified for the Math Bowl. 

Alpine Ski

Congratulations to the Boys Alpine Ski Team for advancing to State and Sophomore Elanore Robe advancing as an individual.  The state meet is Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Giants Ridge Ski Resort.  

Zachary Cartier 12th Sean Norman 9th Andrew Sorensen 9th
Bennet Levander 8th George O'Reilly 8th Matthew Sorensen 11th
Justin Norman 11th Owen Van Hoecke 11th Eleanor Robb 10th

 

Mock Trial

Woodbury/East Ridge High School Mock Trial Team finished their state competition winning against Luverne High School. 328-318.  Woodbury/East Ridge fell to Rochester Century in a close match 368-372 and Apple Valley328- 360. Congratulations to the participants!

Members of the team are: 

Ethan Park Anika Tripathi Kaylyn Quach
Emily Quach Vash Moua Mason Orbell
Abby Hassan Max Kobussen Lily Li
Qi Zi Rui Zhou Kate Westlake Daelynn Wygle
Jae Taylor Jade'Ann Kojetin-Smith  Anna Quach

 

Minnesota State High School League Return to Play after COVID-19

The winter season will follow new guidelines for returning to play after sitting out because they were diagnosed with COVID. 

Here is the Return to Play protocol that will be used for student-athletes after testing positive for COVID. This will be administered by Sara Rock our Athletic Trainer.

COVID-19

Woodbury Activities Department will follow Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Education, Center for Disease Control and Minnesota State High School League guidelines for return to participation. 

Programs are will provide Preparedness Plans to families and participants one day prior to the start of the season via email and available by asking the Advisor/Coach/Director or Activities Office for a copy. 

Prior to coming to tryouts or practice, Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must complete a daily self-report conducted prior to each day's session.  screen their child.   

CDC When to Quarantine

During the registration process all families must electronically sign off on three documents.

Minnesota State High School League Assumption of Risk 

 Please make sure your student has a current physical, which can be checked by going under the Health tab of your Parent Portal account.  Physicals are good for three years.  If you are looking for specific try out information, please look under the sports website for more detailed information.  

Physicals can be emailed, faxed, or brought into the Activities Office.  Please email to Kari Tschida at:

ktschid1@sowashco.org 

 

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