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State solo/ensemble results for Colfax High School

By Editor | May 16, 2023

Colfax High School had several musical members perform at the state solo and ensemble contest which was held at UW – Eau Claire on Saturday, May 6. The results of the days activities are found below: 1st (top) rating: Aydren Beebe-music theatre solo  “If I Were a Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof Theo…

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CHS students receive $150,000 in scholarships

By Editor | May 16, 2023

by LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — As of the May 3 Colfax High School senior scholarship awards, Colfax seniors had received nearly $150,000 in scholarships, according to John Dachel, principal at CHS. The valedictorian of the Colfax High School Class of 2023 is Braden Kiekhafer, and the salutatorian of the Class of 2023 is Ashton…

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Heidorn, Yarrington named Colfax’s 2022-23 Dunn-St. Croix scholar athletes

By Editor | April 11, 2023

The Colfax High School Athletic Department is proud to announce the selection of Molly Heidorn and Ashton Yarrington as this year’s Dunn-St Croix Conference Scholar Athlete representatives from Colfax.  Each member school district within the Dunn-St Croix Conference is invited to nominate one boy and one girl for scholar athlete honors.  Criteria for selection include…

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Colfax and Elk Mound Science Olympiad teams competed at state meet March 31 and April 1

By Editor | April 4, 2023

by LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — It takes a lot of work to be able to compete in the state Science Olympiad meet. Both the Colfax High School and the Elk Mound High School Science Olympiad teams qualified to compete at the state meet March 31 and April 1 held at UW-Milwaukee. According to the…

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Colfax High School Solo/Ensemble 2023 participants

By Editor | March 21, 2023

Solo/ensemble was held at Colfax High School on Wednesday, March 15.  Students performed for WSMA judges and were given comments and ratings. Results: I* (qualifying for state May 6): Jazz Band – Rosie Sonnentag, Rachel Rose, Audry Ackerlund, Matthew Dachel, Olivia Runowski, Dylan Hiitola, Zach Hiitola, Kaysen Goodell, Aydren Beebe, Skylar Maves, Mark Sonnentag, Leila…

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Peterson named Optimists Youth of the Month for March

By Editor | March 21, 2023

The youth of Dunn County are the focus of the Menomonie Optimist Club, and in March they named Ella Peterson of Colfax High School, as an outstanding Youth of the Month. Optimists have been honoring such talented youth for over 30 years. Ella Peterson is a senior at Colfax High School, where she has taken…

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Colfax school board approves girls’ wrestling co-op

By Editor | February 21, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX   — The Colfax Board of Education has approved a girls’ wrestling cooperative with the Bloomer school district. A few years ago, a boys’ wrestling co-op was established with Bloomer, and the boys and girls who wrestle were on a combined team, said Michael Hodel, athletic director for the Colfax…

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3 new staff members at Colfax school district — Northrup, Endl and Simonson

By Editor | February 21, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — Three new staff members — April Northrup, Natasha Endl and Samantha Simonson — introduced themselves to the Colfax Board of Education at the February 13 meeting. April Northrup is the new secretary at Colfax Elementary. Sandy Sikora, who had been the Colfax Elementary secretary for 25 years, resigned at…

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Colfax Elementary Science Fair yields some surprising results

By Editor | February 21, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX — What happens if you float a balloon in maple syrup? What happens if you soak an egg (in the shell) in lemon juice? Do a water molecule and a melted snow molecule look different under a microscope? These were just some of the questions answered by experiments conducted for…

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Sand Creek Arts Scholarship

By Editor | January 25, 2023

Sand Creek Arts will be offering one $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 each semester of the freshman year) for a 2023 graduating high school senior. The focus of Sand Creek Arts is to promote the arts, recreation, and theater in the Sand Creek, Wisconsin community.  The goal of this scholarship is to help its recipients toward reaching…

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