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Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Only -3 days to go!
Saturday, April 22, 2017

10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.
Valley View Mall, Center Court

Join us for the 9th Annual Who Will Be Smarter than a 5th Grader competition! Who will make the grade? Find out on Saturday, April 22, 2017!

16 Community Celebrities
16 Fabulous Fifth Graders
1 Amazing Event

Class of 2017 Leader Board
1. Scott Rathgaber Spence Elementary School
2. Tom Brock Eagle Bluff Elementary School
3. Connie Smith Summit Environmental School
4. Barbara Nick State Road Elementary
5. Ilene Kernozek Hintgen Elementary School
6. Jay Jaehnke Irving Pertzsch Elementary School
7. Joe Zoellner Southern Bluffs Elementary School
8. Jill Doll St. Patrick School
9. Susan Ernster Blessed Sacrament
10. Brian Rotty North Woods International School
11. Brent Smith Emerson Elementary School
12. Mike Tighe Northern Hills Elementary School
13. Lucas Morrissey SOTA I: School of Technology & Art
14. Jeanne Meyer Bangor Elementary School
15. Jen O'Brien Coulee Montessori
16. Eric Jacobson Northside Elementary School

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Class of 2017

Tom Brock,
Executive Vice President
Altra Federal Credit Union
Eagle Bluff Elementary School

Jill Doll, Owner
Clason Buick GMC
St. Patrick School

Susan Ernster, FSPA
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Blessed Sacrament

Eric Jacobson, Reporter
News 8 WKBT
Northside Elementary School

Jay Jaehnke, VP/Investments
Stifel Nicolaus
Irving Pertzsch
Elementary School

Ilene Kernozek,
Relationship Manager
Trust Point
Hintgen Elementary School

Jeanne Meyer, Coordinator of Community Services
Family and Children’s Center
Bangor Elementary School

Lucas Morrissey,
Johnson Landscaping, LLC
School of Technology and Art

Barbara Nick,
President and CEO
Dairyland Power
State Road Elementary

Jen O'Brien, Program Director
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Coulee Montessori

Scott Rathgaber, M.D, CEO
Gundersen Health System
Spence Elementary School

Brian Rotty, Executive Director
Health Tradition Health Plan
North Woods
International School

Brent Smith
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
Emerson Elementary School

Connie Smith, Stylist
E&C Etcetera Clothing
Summit Environmental School

Mike Tighe, Reporter/Columnist
La Crosse Tribune
Northern Hills
Elementary School

Joe Zoellner,
Senior Vice President
Coulee Bank
Southern Bluffs Elementary

Media Sponsor

WKBT La Crosse Tribune

Founding Partners


Platinum Sponsors

Altra Credit Union Associated Bank
Clason Buick Cowgill Dental
<Dahl Automotive Dairyland Power
Endlessly and Constantly Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Robert & Eleanor Franke Foundation Gundersen Health System - La Crosse, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Houskamp Kaplan University
La Crosse Community Theatre (LCT) Logistics Health Inc
The Lyche Family
< Mark Platt
River States Truck & Trailer RLR Properties
Jack & Judy Rusch Stifel
Toyota of La Crosse Trust Point Investments

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

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Upcoming Events

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

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region is looking for mentors to meet with students for 45 minutes a week. Please call RSVP for details.

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

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

WAFER is in need of volunteers to help in their food pantry with individuals picking up food packages, sorting of donations and the packing of food boxes.

New Horizons is in need of volunteers to assist with their donation center. Responsibilities will be to receive and sort through donations and to help with miscellaneous needs at the facility.

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