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Student Accomplishments Honored

Last Thursday, students and families attended the Sokaogon Education Awards Banquet at the Mole Lake Conference Center. The event began with the Swamp Creek Bros bringing in the colors. Yvette McGeshick, Education Director, welcomed everyone, and Robert VanZile offered opening words and a prayer.

Photos by Vickie Ackley

Attendees enjoyed lunch, followed by the Drum Honor song and the presentation of awards. Yvette and Rachel Vodar presented the grade school and high school awards, and Chairman Garland McGeshick presented awards to the college graduates. These students were recognized for their educational and athletic achievements:
Middle School Sports
  • Boys Basketball – Presten Garrow, Lennox Poler
  • Football – Ethan Thorbahn
  • Girls Basketball – Samara Kane
High School Sports

  • Girls Basketball – Madison Ackley, Lynzee McGeshick, Tabitha Renkas, Tana VanZile
  • Softball – Lynzee McGeshick
  • Track & Field – Dayton Lakehouse, Anjelina Lyons, Andrew Panick, Tana VanZile
  • Volleyball – Anjelina Lyons, Lynzee McGeshick
  • Wrestling – Hutson Kane
  • Baseball – Garrett Ackley, Hutson Kane, Andrew Panick, Troy Soldier, Jr.
  • Boys Basketball – Garrett Ackley, Dayton Lakehouse, Troy Soldier, Jr.
  • Cross Country – Madison Ackley, Tabitha Renkas
  • Football – Hutson Kane
  • Drama – Ashenni McGeshick, Navada Peterson
  • Forensics – Navada Peterson
Honors
Top Honors – 4.00, High Honors – 3.50 to 3.99, Honors – 3.00 to 3.49

Honors –

  • Addison Crum, Presten Garrow – 6th grade
  • Serena Poler – 8th grade
  • Troy Soldier, Jr. – 9th grade
  • Trenton Garrow-Thilmany – 10 grade

High Honors –

  • Annika Tuchalski – 6th grade
  • Isabella Toyebo – 8th grade
  • Lynzee McGeshick, Tabitha Renkas, Anjelina Lyons – 11th grade

Top Honors –

  • Samara Kane – 7th grade
  • Madison Ackley – 9th grade
  • Hutson Kane – 10th grade

Perfect Attendance
High School – 1 to 3 days –

  • Hutson Kane (3 days)
  • Andrew Panick (1 day)

Middle School – 1 to 5 days -Samara Kane (4 1/2 days)

Perfect Attendance
Grade School –
Chloe VanZile – Perfect
Maleah Phillips – Outstanding Attendance
Graduates

Kindergarten
  • Ty McGeshick
  • Aria Nunway
  • Maleah Phillips
  • Damian Randall
  • Maiyah Ward
  • Thomas Ward
  • Wyatt Ward
  • Brooklyn Thorbahn
  • Archer VanZile
  • Sophie Ackley
5th Grade
  • Kellie Jones
  • Brexden Kane
  • Cayden McGeshick
  • Ariah Peterson
  • Maya Quade
  • Emilia Sigala
  • Chloe VanZile
  • Kialei VanZile
  • Isaiah Hammer
Graduates
8th Grade
  • Evan Ackley
  • Jayden Quade
  • Marshall Poler
  • Serena Poler
  • Ethan Thorbahn
  • Bella Toyebo
High School
  • Garrett Ackley
  • Maria Brady
  • Sage Dalton
  • Riley Malina
  • Payton VanZile
  • Exavier Webster
College

  • Kerry Ann Fox – Upper Iowa University Bachelors in Human Services; Social Work
  • Jalyn LaBine – University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Bachelors in Biology
  • Chanel VanZile – University of Minnesota Masters of Tribal Administration and Governance

Photo by Vickie Ackley

View more photos on the Tribe’s Facebook page.
Congratulations to everyone!
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