Awards Night on Tuesday evening, May 9, in the CHS Cafeteria.
Guests for the
evening were Chris Acton, publicist for the Chesterton Art Center and host
of Artful Conversations; and CHS Principal Jeff Van Drie.
awards were made by the membership of WDSO except for special awards.
Receiving plaques for these outstanding awards were Miles Jablonski (11),
Most Outstanding Newscaster and Eli Ontiveros (11), Most Outstanding DJ.
Senior Awards were presented in plaque form to all on-air DJ’s. Seniors
Justin Brinkley, Zachary Caprous, Josiah Fentress, Nick Lau and Joshua
Watkin. Graduating Member of WDSO Awards were presented to Seniors Madi
Peretin, Alex Kapote and Krishna Kapote.
certificate awards to students in all grade levels: Most Outstanding New
Student, Matthew Koutsapaganos (10); Outstanding Morning Assistant, Seniors
Alex Kapote and Marie O’Neill; Sophomores Zoe Kierstead, Matthew
Koutsopanagos and Devin Michael (10); Freshmen Olivia Lee, Avianna Rossetti,
Eve Senderhauf and Andrew Skalku. Most Knowledgeable Veteran Student, Miles
Jablonski (11); Most Improved Veteran Student, Nick Lau; Most Dedicated
Radio 2 Student, Joshua Watkin (12); Best Promo Makers, Seniors Zachary
Caprous, Josiah Fentress, Nick Lau and Joshua Watkin.
An Academic Letter went to senior Josiah Fentress. To earn this award the
student must be on-air qualified for at least 12 calendar months, complete
all requirements for veteran status and attend at least 80 percent of WDSO
monthly meetings. Management reviews the student’s conduct. A grade of “A”
or “B” in at least three semesters of Radio 2/Independent study, plus
participation in 10 special events like engineering or announcing sports,
election results or special news broadcasts are required.
Most Promising New Newscaster, Devin Michael; Most Improved Newscaster,
James Hennings (10).
Best On-Air Sportscaster, Justin Brinkley (12); Most Promising New
Sportscaster, Kody Wilkerson (10). Sportscaster Awards went to Seniors
Justin Brinkley and Owen Hallas; Juniors Donovan Lawnicki and Simon Williger;
Sophomores Evelyn Pabon and Kody Wilkerson and Freshmen Nicholas Sierra and
Best Afterschool Show, Donovan Lawnicki; Most Promising New DJ, James
Hennings; Most Improved DJ, Nick Lau.
Show Awards went to: seniors, Joshua Watkin and Justin Brinkley; juniors,
Miles Jablonski, Donovan Lawnicki and Eli Ontiveros and sophomore, Sami
Completion Award: Receiving the Checklist Completion Award was Senior
Awards: Four years: Senior Josiah Fentress. Three years: Senior Nick
Lau; Juniors Miles Jablonski, Andrew Stolz and Simon Williger. Two years:
Seniors Owen Hallas, Madi Peretin, Zachary Caprous and Joshua Watkin;
Juniors Donovan Lawnicki, Eli Ontiveros and Jacob Waters; Sophomores Sami
Bunning and James Hennings. One year: Seniors Alex Kapote, Krishna Kapote
and Marie O’Neill; Sophomores Jacob Bliss, Chris Ellis, Matthew
Koutsopanagos, Devin Michael, Logan Miller and Evelyn Pabon;Freshmen Max
Cohen, Olivia Lee, Avianna Rossetti, Eve Senderhauf, Nicholas Sierra and
members each received a certificate for serving as director in the various
departments. Co-Assistant Program directors Josiah Fentress (12) and Miles
Jablonski (11); News Director Sami Bunning (10); Music Director, Eli
Ontiveros (11); Co-Sports Directors Simon Williger (11) and Donovan Lawnicki
(11); PSA Director Andrew Stolz.
Awards: Staff Department Awards went to Andrew Stolz for Most Improved
Department-PSA; Eli Ontiveros (11), director for Best Department-Music and
for Most Dedicated Staff Member.
were presented to members of the school or community who have hosted special
programs for WDSO, including Jeff Van Drie, CHS principal; Rob Blumenthal,
Josh Huwig, Judy Malasto and Brent Martinson, CHS assistant principals,
hosts of the CHS Weekly Report; Naturalists/ Interns at the Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore, hosts of Naturally Speaking. Dr. Jenny Herbert
(Owner/Veterinarian) of Arbor View Animal Hospital and her staff - Dr.
Johanna Nimeth and Dr. Jessica Byerly, veterinarians; Bobbie Kaufman, office
manager, hosts of the monthly show Pet Talk; Chesterton Tribune for
providing Echoes of the Past for WDSO’s Daily Almanac Show; Serena (Sutliff)
Ard, curator of the Westchester Township History Museum for hosting,
Historically Speaking and Chris Acton, publicist for the Chesterton Art
Center for hosting Artful Conversations.
New Staff for
New staff for the
2017-18 school year include: program director, Eli Ontiveros; music
director, Andrew Stolz, co-assistant music directors, Miles Jablonski and
Simon Williger; news director, Samantha Bunning; PSA co-directors, James
Hennings and Logan Miller; and promotions director, Devin Michael. Matthew
Waters is the station manager/faculty advisor and Michele Stipanovich is the
station’s operations manager.