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Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?

2012

Fantastic, Awesome, Amazing, Exciting and Fun. That is how to describe the 2012 RSVP “Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?” fundraiser held on Saturday, May 19th. 16 fabulous fifth graders and courageous community celebrities matched wits and wisdom at Valley View Mall for the chance to be “smarter than a fifth grader” and this year’s event again proved to be the best “fun”draiser yet.

Congratulations to the winning team of Gundersen Lutheran Foundation Director, David Amborn his fifth grade partner, Sophie Baggett of Emerson Elementary School.
As the Grand Prize winners, David received a $500.00 travel voucher courtesy of Travel Leaders, gift certificates to Dublin Square, Three Rivers Lodge, and Festival Foods. Sophie received Pizza Doctor’s Pizza Party, passes to Shenanigan’s, gift certificates to Target, Festival Foods, a Pepsi Cooler and Brewer’s hat, along with Loggers tickets, a Marcus Theater Movie Package and a check for her school for $1,000.00. Way to go David and Sophie!

Congratulations also to the People’s Choice Award Winner, Joe Laux of River States Truck and Trailer. Joe raised the most money ever for a single contestant, highest ever “vote” recipient; raising over $7,000.00. On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers of the Coulee Region RSVP, our sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the “celebrity contestants” and students who participated.

We extend a sincere thank you to our Founding Partners – Midwest Family Broadcasting, Travel Leaders, Coulee Bank, and Valley View Mall; our Platinum Sponsors- Mathy Construction Company, Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation, River States Truck and Trailer, and Trucks of Bismarck. Our Gold Sponsors, Cleary-Kumm Foundation, Inc., Dahl Automotive, DigiCopy, Engelson & Associates, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Company, Inland Printing & Marketing, Market & Johnson, Steven C. Mathy, Merchants Bank, Mooresmiles Dental, Schomburg Refrigeration, John & Karla Stanek, The Insurance Center and Mary Jo Werner.
Thanks to our celebrity judges – Kay Berra, John Burnett, Nancy Matchett, and Kim Novak; to Brandon Holt and Dan Wiese for their audiovisual assistance; our thanks also to our great game show host, Mr. Memory-Brad Williams. Together all of you helped make this the best “Who Will Be Smarter than a 5th Grader?” ever.

Thanks to our Question Sponsors and in kind donors for supporting this event, and everyone who came out to cheer on the contestants. We could not have done it without your help.

Founding Partners

 
 
 

Platinum Sponsors

 
 
 
 

Gold Sponsors

Cleary-Kumm
Foundation, Inc.
 
 
 
 
Steven C. Mathy
 
 
John & Karla Stanek
 
Mary Jo Werner

Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader 2012 Contestants

Aquinas Catholic Schools

Blessed Sacrament
Peter Glodosky & Mary Ann Gschwind, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

St. Patrick's
Lizzy Sutton & Jan Brock, Community Volunteer


Holmen School District

Evergreen Elementary
Elise Grokowsky & Kristina Smaby Schoh, Community Relations Manager, Courtesy Corporation McDonald’s


La Crosse School District

Coulee Montessori
Anna M. Jansson & Cindy Prindle, Training & Development, Hawkins, Ash, Baptie and Company

Emerson
Sophie M. Baggett & David Amborn, Senior Director, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation

Franklin
Thaying Vang & Forrest Moe, President, Schomburg Refrigeration Co., Inc.

Hintgen
Jordan Schreier & Bill Sherry, CPA, Engleson and Associates, Ltd.

North Woods International
Ethan Hanewall & Steven Kopp, Hawkins, Ash, Baptie and Company (Heidi Blanke, WAFER)

State Road
Charolotte Kline & Edward Przytarski, Festmaster 2010, Xcel Energy

SOTA
Caitlin Coffey & Alex Kirchner, Daybreak Meteorologist, WXOW News 19

Southern Bluffs
Ethan Hundt & Karla Stanek, Director of Career Services & Academic Advising Center, UW-La Crosse

Spence
Nathan Janvrin & Nancy J. Sikorsky, Retired, School District of La Crosse

Summit
Christopher Donahue & Matt Skradie, 95.7 The Rock (Brian Simpson, 95.7 The Rock)


Onalaska School District

Eagle Bluff
Harrison White & Joe Laux, River States Truck and Trailer

Irving Pertzsch
Gabe Jiorle & Dr. Jane Bentz, Orthodontic Specialists of the Coulee Region

Northern Hills
Ian Janzen & Dawson Strutt, Director of Bands, Onalaska High School


Judges
Kay Berra, Principal, Blessed Sacrament
John Burnett, Retired, Onalaska School District
Nancy Matchett, Retired, La Crosse School District
Kim Novak, HPL Specialist, La Crosse School District


Sample Questions
(Click the question to get the answer.)

  1. A lion kills and eats a zebra. Which animal is the predator?
    A. lion
    B. zebra
    C. both
    D. neither

  2. A. lion

  3. What takes place in your stomach and intestines?
    A. fermentation
    B. digestion
    C. respiration
    D. reproduction

  4. B. digestion

  5. Which is the largest planet in our solar system?
    A. Jupiter
    B. Neptune
    C. Mercury
    D. Saturn

  6. A. Jupiter

  7. What is a toad?
    A. amphibian
    B. mammal
    C. reptile
    D. insect

  8. A. amphibian

  9. What is a simple machine consisting of a wheel and a rope called?
    A. gear
    B. pulley
    C. lever
    D. scale

  10. B. pulley

Click here to view a wrap up of
"Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?" 2010.

Click here to view a wrap up of
"Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?" 2011.

Upcoming Events

RSVP is looking for more handy-people to participate in our Handyman program, specifically in the Holmen area. Please contact RSVP for more details.

Circles of Support is looking for volunteers to help support those reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Please call RSVP for more information!

The Volunteer Transportation Program is looking for volunteers to transport clients to appointments.You pick the times and days you are available to volunteer.

Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program needs volunteers Monday through Friday to help with their pre-k literacy program. Contact RSVP for details.

Blue Wrap Sewers Needed: Please call RSVP for more information about Blue Wrap and patterns that are available!

The Telephone Reassurance Program is for adults who would benefit from a daily call. If you are interested in recieving a call or making calls please call RSVP for more information

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