EAGLE RIVER - Getting a perfect score on the ACT isn't easy. But that's what a Northland Pines student did. In fact, it's the first ever for his high school.
Christian Svetnicka also has a perfect G-P-A. With his resume, he can do anything. But what's the soon-to be graduate's dream job?
"I'm a pretty hardcore math geek, I can admit that. I definitely want to do something with math, right now. I'm thinking operations research analysis. Using math to figure out how to do things most efficiently, for companies, governments. It's applicable in many situations."
As for higher education?
Princeton's math program has the senior's attention. But his parents have other ideas.
"That's a no brainer… Since we met at Madison, that's the only place he should be. If he has to settle for Princeton or Michigan…we'll be okay with that." Said Adele and Glenn Svetnicka.
Christian's in rare company. Just 1 in 2500 kids that took the exam posted a perfect-36 last year.
RHINELANDER - Nineteen months ago, 10 police agencies surrounded the Tripoli home of Kenneth Welsh.
Police say Welsh caused a three-hour standoff, threatened to blow up his house, and threatened to kill his wife.
Later in court, he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to three years in prison by Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom.
But now, those convictions and prison sentence have been erased. This month, while in prison, Welsh argued he didn't fully understand all the elements of one of the crimes to which he pleaded no contest, first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Welsh's motion put some of the blame on his defense attorney, Rod Streicher.
RHINELANDER - A number of Rhinelander police and firefighters will work a weekend morning shift in December and won't get paid for it. It's an extra task they're happy to help with.
The Rhinelander Police Department's Shop With a Cop program returns December 16. Police and firefighters take 20 third grade students from Crescent, Pelican, Zion, and Nativity schools shopping for Christmas presents at Walmart. The schools recommend students for the event.
RHINELANDER - This holiday season, you might want to tell your child to hug family members at holiday gatherings.
The Girls Scouts of the USA hopes you won't. The organization is saying daughters don't owe anyone physical affection, and that the expectation of hugs and kisses could have bad aftereffects later in life.
"I think for some people, it is a new concept," said Melissa K., the domestic violence coordinator at Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual assault, which is based in Rhinelander.
In a post, the Girl Scouts of the USA told parents their daughters don't "owe anyone a hug. Not even at the holidays."
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