Sun Prairie High School

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Sun Prairie High School
New Sun Prairie Senior High School Entrance
Type Public Secondary
Principal Lisa Heipp
Students 1500
Grades 10–12
Location Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA
Oversight Sun Prairie Area School District
Colors Red and white
Mascot Curt the Cardinal
Yearbook The Cardinal
Newspaper Cardinal Courier
Website http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/construct_new_hs.cfm

Sun Prairie High School (SPHS) is a comprehensive secondary school located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The school is administered by the Sun Prairie Area School District. In the 2008-2009 school year, there were 146 teachers and 1,802 students at Sun Prairie High School. SPHS is a WIAA Division 1 school. It is a member of the Big Eight athletic conference.[1]

In the summer of 2010 the school moved to a new building in the southeast part of town. The new high school includes a gym that seats 2,100 and has an indoor track.[2] The former school became a combined 8th and 9th grade upper middle school and was named Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • 1974 State champion; beat Merrill, 3-1
  • 1994 State champion; beat Appleton West, 3-0
  • 1997 State champion; beat Watertown, 5-2
  • 2005 State champion; beat Eau Claire North, 11-7
  • 2006 State champion; beat Wisconsin Lutheran, 5-4
  • 2012 State champion; beat Bay Port, 13-1
  • 2013 State champion; beat Stevens Point, 5-4 (8)[3]
  • 2014 State champion; beat Kimberly, 5-2[4]

Football[edit]

  • 1995 State champion; beat Kenosha Tremper, 13-7
  • 2012 State runner-up; lost to Arrowhead, 35-14[5]

Golf (Boys)[edit]

  • 1991 State champion; beat Middleton, 660-680

Hockey (Boys)[edit]

  • 1990 State runner-up; lost to Superior, 3-0
  • 1997 State champion; beat Antigo, 3-2 (OT)[6]

Lacrosse (Boys)[edit]

  • 2012 State runner-up

Softball[edit]

  • 2012 State runner-up; lost to Chippewa Falls, 4-3[7]

Coed Cheerleading[edit]

State

  • 1990 (WACPC)
  • 1991 (WACPC)
  • 1996 (WACPC)
  • 2000 (WACPC)
  • 2004 (WACPC)
  • 2008 (Wisconsin State)
  • 2009 (Wisconsin State)
  • 2010 (Wisconsin State)
  • 2011 (WACPC)
  • 2012 (WACPC)
  • 2013 (WACPC)
  • 2014 (WACPC)
  • 2015 (WACPC)

State Partner Stunt Champions

  • 2011 (Collin & Grace)
  • 2012 (Phil & Heidi)

UCA Nationals Finish

  • 2004 Nationals 10th Place
  • 2005 Nationals 5th Place
  • 2006 Nationals 8th Place
  • 2007 Nationals 3rd Place
  • 2008 National champions
  • 2009 Nationals - 2nd place
  • 2010 Nationals - 2nd place
  • 2011 Nationals - 2nd place
  • 2012 National champions
  • 2013 Nationals 3rd Place
  • 2014 Nationals 5th Place
  • 2015 Nationals 5th Place

UCA National Partner Stunt Championship

  • 2010 (Zach & Chelsee)
  • 2012 (Collin & Chelsee)

World Partner Stunt Champion

  • 2012 (Phil & Mika)

SkillsUSA[edit]

  • 2008 State gold - 3-D Visualization & animation
  • 2009 State gold - 3-D Visualization & animation
  • 2009 State gold - Community service
  • 2010 State gold - 3-D Visualization & animation
  • 2010 State gold - Chapter display
  • 2010 State gold - Community service
  • 2010 State gold - Criminal justice
  • 2010 State gold - Culinary arts (in a collaboration with FCCLA)
  • 2010 State gold - Engineering challenge
  • 2010 State gold - Outstanding chapter
  • 2010 State gold - Plumbing
  • 2011 State gold - Chapter display
  • 2011 State gold - Outstanding chapter

Academic Decathlon[edit]

  • 2007 State - 2nd place
  • 2005 State - 2nd place
  • 2004 State - 2nd place

In 2012, Ellen Keal became the first ever National Online Individual champion from Sun Prairie High School, winning gold medals in all seven categories of competition.[8]

In April of 2014, the Sun Prairie Academic Decathlon team represented Wisconsin in the Large School division of the National United States Academic Decathlon online national competition taking 5th place among the large schools.

Music[edit]

Sound of Sun Prairie[edit]

The Sound of Sun Prairie is the summer marching band located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin that competes in the annual MACBDA championships. Their most recent MACBDA title was in 2014.

Jazz[edit]

The Sun Prairie High School Jazz I has been selected to compete in the Essentially Ellington Jazz band competition in New York City 8 times in the past, most recently in 2015.

Notable alumni[edit]

Wall of Success[edit]

Each year, the Wall of Success program honors an outstanding graduate of Sun Prairie High School.[11]

  • Dr. Gwen Fisher Scott
  • Thomas A. Loftus
  • Casey Scheuerell
  • Michael Lehman
  • Richard Fisher
  • Chris Kerwin
  • Cynthia Russell
  • Kym Husom
  • Michael Wherely
  • Alan Rademacher
  • Steve Sveum
  • Robert Hauge
  • Steve Miller
  • Natalie Buster
  • John A. List
  • Karen (Zust) Murphy
  • George Mauer, 2012 recipient
  • Stopher Bartol, 2013 recipient
  • Patrick Anhalt, 2014 recipient[12]
  • Gary Hebl, 2015 recipient[13]

References[edit]

External links[edit]