Ramblers of the Month - February 2020

Congratulations to Lucas Wooden, Megan Costello, and Sam Wantock for being selected as the Ramblers of the Month for February 2020! 

8th grade student Lucas Wooden is the son of Ed and Kelly Wooden and has two siblings, Nathan and Andrew.

At Cotter, Lucas has been involved in band, basketball, and baseball. Outside of school, he enjoys playing with his dogs Maverick and Abby, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, and hunting and fishing.  He also participates in a mountain bike club. He placed 7th in a state competition for 8th grade Division II boys!

What he likes about attending Cotter Junior High School is the friends and teachers he sees every day.

Teachers nominated Lucas because he is a hard working student who steps up and does the right thing when needed. He works hard in the classroom and is respectful.

10th grade student Megan Costello is the daughter of Mike and Stacey Costello. She has two siblings, Joseph (’21) and Colleen (CoCo ’24). She also has two cats named Carl and Coconut.

At Cotter, Megan has been involved in soccer, basketball, track and field, speech, Students Promoting Awareness (SPA), band, marching band, student council and Cross Cultural Ministry Project (CCMP).  Outside of school, she likes to hanging out with her cousins, participating in club soccer and serving at her church.  

Megan said that her favorite subject is math and she gets her passion for it from her grandmother who was a great math teacher.

Teachers nominated Megan because she is a wonderful communicator, a joy in the classroom, and works well with her peers. “She brings life and energy to the learning environment.”

12th grade student Sam Wantock is the son of Don and Lisa Wantock and has one sibling, Joe (’17). He also has a dog named Coco.

At Cotter, Sam has been involved in band, marching band, jazz band, football, speech, musical productions, track and field, and Student Activity Leadership Team (SALT).   

He mentioned that his friends and the nice teachers are the best part of his Cotter experience. He really likes attending Cotter Schools because there are many opportunities for students in all areas.

His advice to students is to try many things, because at Cotter, you can very easily be involved and it is often encouraged.

Outside of school, he enjoys watching football and “Cops” with his grandpa. 

After graduation, he plans to attend UW-Eau Claire to study communication sciences and disorders.

Teachers say Sam is exactly what being a Cotter student is all about!  He is caring, helpful, and has a great sense of humor.