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2021 High School Graduations


Ellie Gauthier_2021_resized websiteEllie Gauthier

Ellie Gauthier will be graduating from West DePere High School.

Throughout high school, Ellie participated in volleyball - both club and school - and she plans to continue playing in college. 

Ellie excelled academically receiving a scholarship with Grand Canyon University where she will study Biochemistry for Premed and participate in their Honors College.

One of Ellie's favorite memories from high school was going to the Friday night football games with friends.





Hannah Bauer_2021_resized websiteHannah Bauer

Hannah Bauer is graduating from West De Pere High School. 

Throughout high school, Hannah played the trumpet as section leader in band and served as Captain for the marching band Color Guard. She was also 1st chair in the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble and the St. Norbert Youth Orchestra. Some of Hannah’s favorite memories are shenanigans in the band room and getting to know her band family. 

Hannah also played soccer for 3 years at WDP and in club soccer. She enjoyed the Theatre and Auditorium Council, was the public relations officer for National Honor Society, an event organizer for Gender-Sexuality Alliance and a National Finalist for National History Day. Hannah was involved with the Outreach Team for French Forensics, the National French Test, and French Club.

Excelling academically, Hannah has received the De Pere Rotary Club Scholarship, the Gender-Sexuality Alliance Scholarship, and the Mariah Danforth-Moore Scholarship. 

She will continue her education at UW-Madison to double major in History and Trumpet Performance, and minor in French. 


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Katie Gauthier is graduating from West De Pere High School.

Katie will be continuing her education at Florida State University where she'll study biological science and going into the pre-dental track




Hailey HansenHailey Hansen_2021_resized website

Hailey Hansen is graduating from Bay Port High School.

She will continue her education at the University of Minnesota where she'll major in English.









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Nick Young will graduate from Green Bay West High School.  While there, he enjoyed playing trombone especially in jazz band and pep band.  Nick also enjoyed tennis.

Nick will continue his education at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College where he will study computer programming.







Sara Bostedt_2021Sara Bostedt

Sara Bostedt will graduate from Ashwaubenon High School. While there she enjoyed volleyball and soccer.

Sara will continue her education at UWGB where she will study Biology.  






2020 Youth Events

2020-01-24-25 Ski Trip (7)2020 SKI TRIP
January 24-25

The group enjoyed an intergenerational adventure, sharing it with members from First United Presbyterian De Pere.

For more photos, see our Facebook photos.


2020-02-23 30-hr Famine - Pantry (2) during-optYOUTH GROUP 30-HOUR FAMINE
February 22-23, 2020

The Unga Bunga Tribe Youth Group members grew closer to Christ and each other as they fasted together for 30 hours and raised funds to fight hunger. Altogether, the youth raised $435 for World Vision, and an anonymous donor will be matching the amount! The group also cleaned an organized in the Pantry, and prepared for a youth-led worship service at 10 am on Sunday, February 23. All funds that were raised were donated to World Vision. Every $40 we raised helped to feed and care for a child for a month. 

2019-11-17 Youth Service (9) from Nancy Wittman-optYOUTH-LED WORSHIP SERVICE
February 23, 2020 10 am

The youth (with help from Loni and Bobbi) led the entire worship service on Sunday morning, February 23 at 10 a.m.



2020-05-27 Youth Group Zoom meeting-optSince then, with the pandemic, youth events have been suspended, with the exception of online Zoom group meetings. The group hopes to begin meeting again in the fall.



2019 Youth Events

2019-02-23 Deacon_s meal at St. John_s Homeless Shelter (1)February 22-23, 2019 30-Hour Famine/Youth Lock-In

The Unga Bunga Youth Group members grew closer to Christ and each other as they fasted together for 30 hours and raised funds to fight hunger. They began their fast at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 22 and end with a simple supper break at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23. The group also helped prepare a meal for St. John’s Homeless Shelter as a service project during the famine. Money raised during the 30-Hour Famine went to the Pantry.


2019-01-26 Ski Trip (10)-opt2019 Ski Trip to Ski Brule

There was a completely full contingent of youth and adults from both First Pres and First United Presbyterian in De Pere along for the great time on th

e recent ski trip to Ski Brule. See more photos on our Facebook photo albums page.



2018-06-28 Mission team to St. LouisIntergenerational Mission Trip to St. Louis

A group of Green Bay area Presbyterians (from First Pres and Oconto) traveled to St. Louis, staying at the mission house of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, and doing service work coordinated by AMEN Saint Louis.



Chinook, Montana Mission Trip

2018-06-12 to 19 MT mission trip team (3)-optBobbi Holl, George Hubbard, and Loni McCormick were the chaperones, and Sara Bostedt, Evan Hansen, Elizabeth Paag, and Zach Wittman were the youth on this mission trip. They painted a VFW that is also used as a food pantry and helped to scrub and clean the kitchen area of the building, as well as unloading a truck of pantry supplies that showed up. More photos on our Facebook page.



by Hannah Bauer and Melanie Shefchik Hannah Bauer and Melanie Shefchik shared their project analyzing the perceptions of Vincent Van Gogh's art and mental health today. Please consider supporting their research and efforts for National History Day. Read More