Ticket to Ride

In the beginning of this past school year I was approached by Ryan Kennedy ’19, who had a lofty goal. He had recently rescued a rusty, old, barely-functioning bike from a dumpster and wanted to recycle it into a battery-operated, electric bike capable of sustaining speeds of 25 miles per hour, for a nominal cost. He asked me if he could work on this project … Continue reading Ticket to Ride

A Look Ahead: National Signing Day

Students announced their collegiate commitments at a special signing day ceremony in April. Four seniors were joined by family and friends to celebrate their successes and wish them well in college. Congratulations to: Keegan Kubicki (standing), basketball at Aurora University; and (seated, from left) Ashley Vogel, equestrian at Southern Methodist University; Kristen Chou, track and field at Williams College; and Gabrielle Turer, hockey at St. … Continue reading A Look Ahead: National Signing Day

University School of Milwaukee Honors Second Class of Inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame

University School of Milwaukee will honor the second class of inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, during a special ceremony as part of the school’s Homecoming celebration. The USM Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to commemorate a legacy of exceptional athletic performance and accomplishments by former USM and predecessor school student athletes, coaches, teams, and distinguished … Continue reading University School of Milwaukee Honors Second Class of Inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame

Alumni Honored at Black Excellence Awards

From afar, Steven Weddle ’76 and Jordyn Smith ’19 don’t appear to have much in common. Weddle is a managing director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York City with a bachelor’s degree and MBA from UW-Madison and nearly 40 years of experience in the banking industry. Smith, meanwhile, juggled her USM education and many extracurricular activities with a part-time job at Dairy Queen. … Continue reading Alumni Honored at Black Excellence Awards

USM Athletes Compete at State Championships

Kristen Chou ’19, Marcus Jay Wilkes ’19, Lexi Keppler ’20, and the boys’ 4 x 400 Relay team of C.J. Boyd ’21, Sam Mackey ’19, Duncan Petrie ’19, and Wilkes (along with alternates Alvin Pokel ’20 and Ishan Kuttickat ’19) represented the USM track team in the WIAA Division 2 State Track and Field Championships. Chou had the best finishes for the Wildcats at the … Continue reading USM Athletes Compete at State Championships