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Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Wow, another great year! 16 phenomenal fifth graders and competitive community celebrities together combined their wit and wisdom at Valley View Mall for the opportunity to capture the title of Champions of the Class of 2016 “Who Will Be Smarter than a 5th Grader”? Congratulations goes to the winning team of Jacob Hansen, Veterinarian, VCA Sand Lake Animal Hospital, and his student, Matthew Timm of Northside Elementary. As the 2016 “Who Will Be Smarter than a 5th Grader?” champions, Jacob received a variety of prizes from area merchants including a $500 travel voucher courtesy of Travel Leaders – Owned and Operated by Goli’s Avenues of Travel, and La Crosse Community Theatre season tickets. Matthew also received an assortment of prizes which included $1000.00 for his school, a La Crosse Loggers gift pack, gift certificates and a La Crosse Community Theatre ticket package.

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Amy Stodola, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments and her student Taya Schraith from State Road Elementary School received the People’s Choice Award, raising over $5,000. Thank you to Amy and all of her supporters. Amy and Taya’s scores also placed them in the top three teams. Congratulations are also in order for Cory Malles, Chief Meteorologist, News 8 WKBT and his student Bella Timm from Eagle Bluff Elementary School. Amy and Cory received gift certificates and prizes from area merchants and Marcus Movie Tickets. Bella received $250 for her school as well as gift certificates from Smith’s Bikes and Wal-Mart, and also prizes from local vendors.

Thank you to our celebrity judges – Sue Amble, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Kay Berra, Aquinas Catholic Schools, Jodi Brueggeman, School District of La Crosse, and David Kilpatrick La Crosse Community Theatre. Also thank you to Dana Erickson of Interstate Sound, and Dan Wiese – La Crosse School District, Laurie Café, Marketing Manager Valley View Mall, Mike Roske, Operations Manager- Valley View Mall, and of course our host and announcer, Brad Williams from Midwest Family Broadcasting.

We also extend our thanks to our Media Sponsor – WKBT News 8, our Founding Partners Midwest Family Broadcasting, Travel Leaders, Coulee Bank, Valley View Mall and Fox 25-48 for their continuous support of "Who Will Be Smarter than a 5th Grader". Platinum Sponsors: Cowgill Dental, Dahl Automotive, Dairyland Power Cooperative, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Inc., Gundersen Health System, Inland Printing, Kaplan University, La Crosse Community Theatre, La Crosse Tribune, Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, John Morrissey, Julie and Randy Moseng, River Rocks, River States Truck & Trailer, Robert & Eleanor Franke Foundation, The Weber Family, Trust Point Inc., and Amy Stodola.

Gold Sponsors: Altra Insurance Services, Ballweg Midwest Toyota, Breakfast Pub and Club, Cleary Management, Coulee Bank, DeBauche Truck & Diesel, Inc., DigiCopy, Dynamic Recycling, Dar Isaacson, Jay & Jenn Kirsch, Steven & Lynnetta Kopp, Kwik Trip, The Lyche Family, Merchants Bank, Nicolai Apartments, Onalaska Family Chiropractic Wellness Center, Bill Roth, Seven Bridges Bank, Daniel Schraith & Trista Treglowne, The Insurance Center, Theodore J. Skemp, Attorney At Law, US Bank, Webteam, Mary Jo Werner, and Xcel Energy.

Thank you to our Silver and Question sponsors and our in-kind donors for their support of Who Will Be Smarter, and a huge thank you to the community who gave so generously to the contestants and RSVP and those who came out to the mall, the school districts of La Crosse, Onalaska, Bangor, and Aquinas Catholic Schools, the students and parents. You all made it happen.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers of Coulee Region RSVP, we extend an enormous thank you to everyone who everyone who helped make our event a huge success. Congratulations to the Class of 2016 – $85,000 - Another Record Breaking Year! We could not have done it without you.

Media Sponsor


Founding Partners


Platinum Sponsors

Cowgill Dental
Dahl Automotive Dairyland Power Cooperative
Fransiscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Robert & Eleanor Franke Foundation
Gundersen Health System - La Crosse, Wisconsin Inland Printing
Kaplan University La Crosse Community Theatre (LCT)
Midwest Family Broadcasting
John & Deb Morrissey Family
Julie & Randy Moseng
River Rocks Coffee
River States Truck & Trailer
Trust Point Inc.
The Weber Family

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous Altra Insurance Services Ballweg Midwest Toyota
Bank of Galesville Cleary Management Corporation DeBauche Truck and Diesel, Inc
DigiCopy Dynamic Recycling Jay & Jenn Kirsch
Steven & Lynnetta Kopp Kwik Trip The Lyche Family
Merchants Bank Nicolai Apartments Theodore J. Skemp, Attorney At Law
The Insurance Center US Bank Webteam, Inc.
Shawn & Mary Jo Werner Xcel Energy  

Silver Sponsors

Block & Kroll Financial, LLC Eva Dahl & Barry Blomquist BMO Harris Bank, NA
Brenengen Chevrolet, Inc. Engelson & Associates Fowler & Hammer
Harter's Trash & Recycling, Inc. Interstate Sound Johns, Flaherty & Collins
La Crosse Loggers Foundation Mooresmiles Pischke Motors
River Town Dental Jack & Judy Rusch Matt & Maria Runde
Sears State Bank Financial Stifel
  Vantage Architects, Inc.  

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

Gundersen Health System is in need of Walker Bags (15 1/2 x 9 1/2) and Wheelchair Bags (20 1/2 x 15). If you have made these in the past or would like a pattern stop by the office anytime.

La Crosse County Historical Society is looking for Historic House museum guides Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30-2:30. Training provided. Call RSVP at 608-785-0500 for more information or to volunteer!

La Crosse County Home delivered meals is in need of help delivering meals on Wednesdays at 10:30 and takes about 2 hours. Call RSVP 608-785-0500 to volunteer.

Local sites that could use your help. Children's Museum, Family and Children's Center and La Crosse County Admin Building. If interested contact RSVP at 608-785-0500

Be part of the healing process, Gundersen Gift Shop is looking for help on Thursday and Friday afternoons, from 1-4 or 1-5. If interested call RSVP 608-785-0500

Great Rivers United Way - Read to Success at Central High School is looking for a tutor/mentor on either Wednesday or Thursday from 2:30-3:30. If interested call RSVP 608-785-0500

Bethany-Riverside Nursing Home is looking for volunteers to assist with their Warm Program, assisting residents who can't feed themselves. Lunch or Dinner times available. Call RSVP 608-785-0500.

Did You Know? Facts about RSVP La Crosse
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