2013-14 Mondovi High School Year-End Recap
It was another great year to be a Buffalo. I feel very honored to be a part of such an outstanding school community where the parents and staff work so well together to provide a positive atmosphere and a wealth of opportunities for our students. Our students respond to that caring attention by being the nicest bunch of kids you will ever meet. I believe Mondovi kids learn that being positive and kind goes hand in hand with hard work and dedication to produce success in life.
On the academic front this year Mondovi High School earned an “Exceeding Expectations” rating on the State Report Card. MHS also produced eighteen Distinguished Graduates, one of the highest State test score averages in the area, a National Merit Scholar, and a senior class that earned 109 individual scholarships - $29,400 in local scholarships and $286,250 in non-local for a total of $315,650. Additionally, the cross-country, track and golf teams produced fifteen Academic All-State athletes.
Athletically, it was one of our best years ever as the football team was the Dunn-St. Croix Conference champion with an undefeated regular season record (ranked 4th in the State), the volleyball team went 16-10 making it to the 2nd round of play-offs, the cross-country team sent two runners to State, and the tennis team finished with a winning 10-8 record.
In the winter season both the boys and girls basketball teams were Regional Champions (the boys’ record was 20-6, the girls ended 20-5). The Wrestling team (12-10) advanced two athletes to State.
The spring season brought more success capped by a trip to State by the baseball team that also won the DSC title, and the track team that sent ten athletes to State (two of whom earned a spot on the podium). Additionally, the girls’ track team was the Regional Champion. The golf team made it through regionals and on to Sectionals, and the softball team improved their record over last year.
Our clubs and organizations also performed well as the Forensics team sent eight performers to State, nine FBLA students made it to State (one placing in the top ten), and our Academic Decathlon team advanced to the 2nd round of competition. A number of students in the FFA program also placed well at the State level. Additionally, the fine arts department successfully produced the musical Little Women.
It is clear that Mondovi High School students had another year of opportunity and achievement, and they are strongly engaged in learning what it takes to successfully pursue their interests and passions. Thank you for supporting your community high school and all of our students.
-Michael Bruning, Mondovi 6-12 Principal