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YA Program Helps Students Choose Career Paths

"It's a rare high school senior who not only has found a career, but a specialty within that career. For that, Lincoln High senior Joe Powalisz thanks Youth Apprenticeship."

In this HTR storyreporter Patti Zarling said Powalisz didn't grow up on a farm and had no interest in farming until he helped on a friend's hobby farm and then joined the Manitowoc County Youth Apprenticeship Program, working on farms.

Powalisz now works 30 hours a week at Meadow Brook Dairy Farms and has been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Farm and Industry short course for study next year.

"(YA) changed my idea of high school, it helped me find a career I'm excited about," Powalisz told Zarling.

Youth Apprenticeship combines academic and technical classroom teaching with mentored on-the-job learning. Lincoln High School has 47 of the total 101 students in the Manitowoc County YA Program this year. 


2015 LHS Grads Represent UW-Madison at Business Summit in Georgia

UW-M.jpegLincoln alumni Ellie Brockman and Anders Larsen proudly represented UW-Madison at the largest gathering of undergraduate business school leaders in the world a few weeks ago at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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LHS Youth Apprenticeship Program Featured by State

Youth Apprenticeship is a program in the MPSD, open to juniors and seniors, that combines paid, on the job learning experience with classroom instruction. Business mentors verify mastery of skills in these rigorous programs.

The Department of Workforce Development has chosen to feature Lincoln senior Eddie Gilmer and LDI Industries of Manitowoc in their new video for Youth Apprenticeship! #ShipsPride #CTEmonth #WIWorkforce


Video featuring Lincoln High School's Youth Apprenticeship Program

Ships Wrestler Wins State Championship

mpsd-wrestling2.jpgCongratulations to Lincoln HS student Jose Acosta, a 170# wrestler, who won the WIAA Division 1 State Title on Saturday in Madison. He finished the season with an amazing record of 48-1!

Jose told the Herald Times Reporter: “Never doubt yourself. Never say ‘next year’ because sooner or later, you’re going to find out there’s no next year.... I’m still glad I was able to accomplish my dream and be a state champ for Lincoln.”

Read the full HTR story. #ShipsPride!