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Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?

2013

Awesome, Exciting, Nail biting, Educational and Fun. There is no better way to describe the 2013 RSVP "Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?" fundraiser held on Saturday, May 18th.

16 fantastic fifth graders and courageous community celebrities matched wits and wisdom at Valley View Mall for the chance to be the 2013 Who Will Be Smarter than a Fifth Grader Champions. Congratulations to the winning team of Midwest Family Broadcasting’s Host of La Crosse Talk PM on WIZM, Mitch Reynolds and his fifth grade partner, Tommy Lenz of Emerson Elementary School.

As the grand prize winners, Mitch received a $500.00 travel voucher courtesy of Travel Leaders, Owned and Operated by Goli’s Avenue of Travel, a Mississippi River Cruise, gift certificates to Radisson and Freight House, a Pepsi lawn chair, and a Green Bay Packers t-shirt and bag.  Tommy received a Pizza Doctors Pizza Party, gift certificates to The Big E, Smith’s Cycling, and Coalition Drum, a Pepsi water bottle and lunch bag, two Coalition Skate Park passes, a Marcus Theater Movie Package, and a check for his school for $1,000.00.  Way to go Mitch and Tommy!

Congratulations to the People’s Choice Award Winner, Sandra Cleary, Vice President of Cleary Management.  Sandra raised over $5,000.00 in support of RSVP.  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. This year’s event again topped previous years, raising over $50,000 in donations.

Thank you to our Founding Partners – Midwest Family Broadcasting, Travel Leaders, Coulee Bank, Valley View Mall, and Fox 25 48; our Platinum Sponsors- Cleary Kumm Foundation, Inc., DeBauche Truck and Diesel, Inc., Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Gundersen Health Plan, Kaplan Professional Education, La Crosse Magazine, Steven C. Mathy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Midwest Fuel, River States Truck and Trailer, Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation, Inc., and WXOW TV 19. Our Gold Sponsors - Sandra G. Cleary, Dahl Automotive La Crosse, Dairyland Power Cooperative, DigiCOPY, Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Company, LLP, Inland Label & Marketing Services, LLC, A proud partner of the La Crosse Design Institute, Steven & Lynnetta Kopp, Market & Johnson, Inc. of La Crosse, Merchants Bank Onalaska/La Crosse, Mooresmiles Dental, State Bank Financial, and T.I.C., Inc.

Thanks to our celebrity judges – Kay Berra, John Burnett, Nancy Matchett, and Amy Schneider; to Brandon Holt and Dan Wiese for their audio visual 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 Silver Sponsors, Question Sponsors and in kind donors for supporting this event, and everyone who came out to cheer on the contestants. We couldn’t have done it without your help.

And a final thanks to our previous winners who came back to match wits again Terry Collins & Maddie Von Muchow, J.Michael Hartigan & Shafee Rayhan, Nick Grunseth & Andrew Runde, and David Amborn & Sophie Baggett. While they were all winners, Nick & Andrew proved once again, they still had the right stuff. Congrats and thanks for helping us celebrate our fifth year.



Founding Partners
 
 
 
 
 


Platinum Sponsors
Cleary-Kumm
Foundation, Inc.
De Bauche Truck and Diesel - La Crosse, Wisconsin
De Bauche Truck & Diesel, Inc.
535 Fanta Reed Place
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54603
 
 
Gundersen Lutheran - La Crosse, Wisconsin
 
Steven C. Mathy
 

 
 
 


Gold Sponsors
Sandra G. Cleary
 
 
 
Steven & Lynnetta Kopp
 
 

Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader 2013 Contestants

Aquinas Catholic Schools

Blessed Sacrament School
Ryan Schwartz & Peggy Herlitzka, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik Law Firm

St. Patrick School
Kayla Bahr & Joan Weisenbeck, FSPA, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration


Holmen School District

Viking Elementary
Mason Palmer & Peter Hughes, Mayo Clinic Health System


La Crosse School District

Coulee Montessori
Jadrian Lor & Mel Hoffman, Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Emerson Elementary
Tommy Lenz & Mitch Reynolds, Midwest Family Broadcasting

Northside Elementary – Franklin Campus
Jake Genz & Dave Solie, WXOW News 19

Hintgen Elementary
Rohit Vurity & Mike Stuhr, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

North Woods International School
Levi Magnuson & Traci Weber, 4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant

State Road Elementary
Russell Heise & Sandra G. Cleary, Cleary Management

SOTA I: School of Technology & Art
Leiba Schwalbe & Randy Nelson, School District of La Crosse

Southern Bluffs Elementary
Adian Roth & Bryan Erdmann, Gundersen Health System

Spence Elementary
Destiny Krause & Brian Rude, Dairyland Power Cooperative

Summit Environmental School
Marlie Voigt & Adam Weissenberger, Sloopy’s Alma Mater


Onalaska School District

Eagle Bluff Elementary
Taylor Edwards & Jennifer Kloehn, The Waterfront Restaurant

Irving Pertzsch Elementary
Jordan Grider & Steve Berg, Pepsi-Cola of La Crosse

Northern Hills Elementary
Henning Hanson & Mayor Joe Chilsen, City of Onalaska


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


Click here to view a wrap up of
"Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?" 2012.

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

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

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

Did You Know? Facts about RSVP La Crosse
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