School: Thorp H.S. Top Senior Students (2019)

With Thorp High School graduation set to take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, the senior class is getting ready to take the next turn on the road.  Following are biographies of the top ten percent of the 2019 senior class.

Bio: Frankewicz, Courtney –Thorp H.S. Top 10 Percent (2019)


Surnames: Frankewicz

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 May 2019

Throughout her years at Thorp High School, Courtney Frankewicz learned several things, including hard work, dedication and responsibility. One of the most important things for Courtney has always been grades. "No matter what, they always came before the countless extra curriculars I was involved in."

Despite the stringent focus on grades, Courtney has been a part of many clubs and organizations throughout her four years at Thorp High School, including: FFA, Student Council, FBLA, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Mathletes, Volleyball, Softball Statistician, Baseball Statistician, Youth Apprenticeship, OW Sportsmans Club Archery League, and THS Enterprise. "Student council was an extra curricular that changed me as a person," Courtney said. "It got me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to speak in front of large crowds, and plan events for the whole school and community to enjoy."

After graduation, Courtney will attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she will study Pre-Dental with a major in chemistry. From there, she plans to continue her education to become a dentist and then an orthodontist.

Her biggest life goal is to live a life of happiness, and to make life enjoyable for those around her. She wants to be successful so that she can support her future family the way her family supports her.

In five years she still plans to be going to college, most likely pursuing her doctorate in Dentistry.

Bio: Immormino, Falon –Thorp H.S. Top 10 Percent (2019)


Surnames: Immormino

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 May 2019

One of the most important things that Falon learned during her time at Thorp-High School was time management, which she believes Will be a valuable lesson moving forward with her life. It has already helped her balance her time between farm work, sports, and homework. "I enjoy challenges and to better prepare myself for college, I took several college courses."

Her time management skills have helped her to enjoy a varied set of extracurricular activities, including: Cross Country, Track, Student Council, Ski Club, NHS, and FFA. On top of that, she loves volunteering and bringing happiness to other people. Some of her most memorable experiences include running at state for cross country and track. "I had the opportunity to run against some of the best runners in the state. I knew that if I wanted to get to state it was going to be a challenge."

Upon graduating, Falon will be attending UW Stevens Point to pursue a degree in nursing. She wants to help care for those in need and to make sure she always has a positive impact on those she meets.

Her life goal above all else is to be happy in her life, to love what she does, and to be the best friend that she can be.

In five years she wants to be living close to home while working in her new career as a nurse.

Bio: Luzinski, Cora –Thorp H.S. Top 10 Percent (2019)


Surnames: Luzinski, Rhyner

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 May 2019

Cora Luzinski, the 2019 graduating class Salutatorian, holds dear to a lesson she learned from Mrs. Rhyner: "It takes all kinds. If everyone was the same, life would be boring." That message is important to
Cora, as it means that it is ok to be different. Throughout life would be completely boring and flat," Cora said.

In her four years in the Thorp High School, Cora has been a part of many clubs and organizations, including: Spanish Club, Student Council, Choir, Archery, NHS, Drama, Forensics, Mathletes, Mock Trial, Solo & Ensemble, Dorian Music Festival, and All Conference Honor Choir. Her favorite part of these experiences is the State level trips where all of the participants pile into one room and talk and share snacks together.

After graduation, Cora will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to study genomics. After receiving her bachelor's degree, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. Once she has her Ph.D. she wants to be a research geneticist and research genetic disorders.

Her biggest life goal is to one day cure a genetic disorder through her work.

In five years, she sees herself at graduate school studying genetics/genomics to obtain her Ph.D.

Bio: Stroinski, Cassidy –Thorp H.S. Top 10 Percent (2019)


Surnames: Stroinski,, Rhyner

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 May 2019

Cassidy Stroinski has learned a lot from her time as a student in the Thorp High School, but she credits some of her greatest lessons to softball coach Kurt Rhyner, who taught her many things, but what sticks out the most is, "Control what you can control." Coach Rhyner would preach this to them when the weather stood in the way of their early practices, a lesson that worked well for softball, but can transition equally well into her life moving forward.

Besides softball, Cassidy also took part in Basketball, Volleyball, Spanish Club, Student Council, Mathletes, and the NHS. Above all, the trips to the softball state tournament her freshman and junior years stand out as valuable experiences.

Her biggest life goal is to use her experience with Type 1 Diabetes to help others. She wants to take what is a al negative part of her life, and turn it into a positive. "I at believe that I can help a lot of people and I want to bring the feeling of community into my job."

In five years she hopes to be close to finishing school and starting her career.

Bio: Verges, Angie –Thorp H.S. Top 10 Percent (2019)


Surnames: Verges

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 May 2019

The Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Angie Verges, has learned through her years at Thorp High School that you have to work hard for what you want. You must refuse to give up or lower your level of effort, and she also attributes her success to having a strong support system of family, friends, and teachers.

Angie has been a part of many extracurricular activities, including: Choir, Band, NHS, Drama, Softball, Student Council, Forensics, Mathletes, Quiz Bowl, and more. Throughout her experiences have been some significant high points, including going to the 2018 State Softball Tournament, and singing with the State Honors Treble Choir last fall. Beyond that, Angie met her best friends through her extra curriculars, and she couldn't ask for better teammates, cast members, or band and choir members to have spent her high school years with.

After graduating, she will be attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota to study nursing. She also hopes to stay involved with choir.

For the future, her goals include getting married and having a family, finding success in her nursing career, and traveling around the world.

While she does not know where she will be in five years, she hopes to have graduated from her program and begun her career as a registered nurse; but above all, she hopes to be happy.

Bio: Windl, Ellie –Thorp H.S. Top 10 Percent (2019)


Surnames: Windl

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 May 2019

For Ellie Windl, her time at Thorp High School "flew by." Many great teachers have helped her to learn new things every day, especially in her hands-on lab experiences. She is also already looking back on all the fun she has had with friends throughout her years in Thorp.

Ellie has been involved in many school activities, including: Softball, Cross Country, Basketball, FFA, Student Council, NHS, FBLA, and she held a class officer position for three of her four high school years.
Throughout all those experiences she feels that her time with the different sports teams would be her favorite. She mentioned the ability to make it to state twice in her softball career as a major accomplishment. "Being able to say we brought home a trophy both times is pretty awesome."

After graduation, Ellie will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to pursue a degree in Forensic Investigation. She intends to work in a forensic laboratory as a forensic scientist. She wants to use this experience to further her goal of becoming a forensic pathologist.

When asked what her biggest life goal is, she said: "To be happy and explore the world."

In five years she hopes to be out of college and working in a forensic lab.



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