John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
On Thursday, June 5, 2008, the Bay View High School Class of 2008 had their Honors Program. Mr. Donnie Galloway, the Business Education teacher was the Master of Ceremonies. After the students marched in procession in their caps and gowns, they played the National Anthem. Ms. Goss, the Principal, gave the opening remarks.
State of Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarships went to: Forrest Agnew, Deja McCloud, Misti Smith & Sara Ward
William Stark Jones Scholarship went to: Forrest Agnew
V.F.W. Bay View Post # 2879 Achievment Award went to: Laquasha Hunt
V.F.W. Bay View Post # 2979 Citizenship Award went to: Erica Brown
Bay View High School Alumni Association Award went to: Scott Heideman & Romond Cosey
Mary Morris Bay View High School Parent,Teacher,Student Association Scholarships went to: Scott Heideman, Romond Cosey and Misti Smith
Penny Manke Scholarships went to: Scott Heideman and Romond Cosey
Eddie Beres Award went to: Linda Knowles
G.A. Fritsche Memorial Scholarships went to: Romond Cosey and Shelley Payne
Bernard C. Korn Scholarship went to: Stephanie Smith
Alice R. Riley Scholarships went to: Shwanna Bell and Shelley Payne
Clarence and Theda Ihde Scholarships went to: (Law) Scott Heideman &( Math & Science) Romond Cosey
Coca-Cola Scholarships went to: Kiera Bester and Shawanna Bell
I. Helen Steel Memorial Scholarships went to: Emmanuel Higgins and Misti Smith
Bryant & Stratton Scholarships went to: Sequoia Davis, Scott Heideman, James Jordan and Sharhonda Wrencher
State Music Award Winners are: Thadeus Brooks, Aleesa Hackley and Tajai Turner
United States Marine Corps Distinquished Academic Award went to: Forrest Agnew
United States Army National Scholar Athletes are: Malinda Henning and Forrest Agnew
Commissioner's Scholar-Athlete Awards: First year recipients: English Ruffin, Forrest Agnew and Shelley Payne -- Second Year recipient: Deja McCloud
WIAA Scholar-Athlete Awards: Malinda Henning
Brady Company Scholar/Athlete All-Stars: Shelley Payne and Colin Alexander
Francis "Red" Mierzwa Awards: Shaniqua Kimbrough and Peace Dixon
Walter Tammi Memorial Awards: Christina Jackson and Tim Leiser
Tony Martinez Awards: Shendrieka Richardson and Joshua Bagley
After these awards were given out, inside honors were presented to the students. The Class Gift was presented by Misti Smith (Salutorian). Valedictorian Remarks were given by Sara Ward. They then had the Senior Remembrance by the Class Commission. They had a slide show to show pictures of various happenings during their class time at school. This was followed by Acknowledgments/Announcements by Ms. DeMint & Ms. K. Manke. Graduation Instructions/Rehearsal were given by Ms. Goss & Ms. DeMint.
All of these awards and scholarships are available, if enough funding is available, to any graduating student who applies for them and is qualified to receive them. This is great incentive for local students to consider attending Bay View High School, my Alma Mater. This school was started in 1914 and continues to be a great school now. Save the time that you would spend on the bus going to school and attend a local high school. You will have more time for friends and your homework. If you are interested in attending this school, then see Ms. Goss, and she will assist you in your goals.