Wilmot H.S. sweeps UW-Parkside Geography Bowl
By Kelsey Hoff
The 24th University of Wisconsin-Parkside Geography Bowl had a very "West of the I" feel to it. That's because Wilmot High School swept the six-school tournament held Friday, May 11, in Molinaro Hall.
Directed by Professor Richard Walasek and sponsored by the Geography Department with the participation of faculty and students, the annual contest is an event more than a generation of students have looked forward to.
"The Geography Bowl has proven to be a popular and worthwhile learning experience for many years," said Professor Walasek.
Wilmot's junior and sophomore teams, both coached by teacher Don Serkowski, clinched championship titles. Captained by Mackenzie Eiland, the junior team included Justin White, Paul Swartz, Carter Dybing, and Nick DeCaro. The title winning sophomore team was captain Neil Driscoll, Matt Finzel, Caitlin Griffin, and Arie Deeter. Winning teams received trophies and individual members received blue ribbons and their choice of a North American road atlas or a flashlight.
Fourteen teams of sophomores and juniors from six area high schools battled through geography-themed questions. Along with Wilmot, participating high schools were Union Grove, Central, The Prairie School, Racine Case, and Racine Park.In the photos are the winning Wilmot squads.