Students Walk Away with 26 Medals from WSMA State Music Festival

Students Walk Away with 26 Medals from WSMA State Music Festival

On Saturday, May 3 a group of Upper and Middle School students competed at this year’s WSMA State Music Festival held at UW-Parkside. Representing Prairie and the Performing Arts Department with distinction, students earned 21 gold medals and 5 silver medals. Both of our Middle School students also received gold awards.

In addition, Ashley Gelhaus and Mateo Garcia-Novelli received the special distinction of being Exemplary Soloists (given to students who were among the best of the whole festival).

“Their efforts represent hours and hours of dedicated commitment, the capacity to present and speak well, and the ability to adapt, be flexible and deliver under pressure,” shares Pat Badger.

Upper School

  • Dyanya Attipetty
  • Josh Bote
  • Rachel Brown
  • Mateo Garcia-Novelli
  • Ashley Gelhaus (3)
  • Char Gelhaus (2)
  • Alex Harrity
  • Madeleine Heide
  • Andrew Herndon (2)
  • Ian Mueller
  • Elizabeth Olson
  • Ellie Plachinski
  • Alex Rehorst
  • Elena Ruffo (2)
  • Nico Salazar (2)
  • Sara Wagers
  • Andie Wilhelm (2)

Middle School

  • Annli Nakayama
  • Benjamin Nelson