Congratulations to the following Seniors receiving scholarships for school in the fall.
Wilder High School Senior Ezequiel Vargas has been named the 2018 Idaho Press Tribune Male Student Athlete of the Year! Ezequiel has excelled academically earning Valedictorian honors and earning several college credits this year. He also spent many hours in the community volunteering. His Athletic accomplishments are outstanding. Ezequiel was named 1st Team All Conference in Football, Basketball and Baseball. In football he was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the Western Idaho Conference and earned 2nd team All state Honors. Ezequiel is all set to play soccer and attending TVCC in the fall. Following those 2 years and an associate degree he plans to attend a university to pursue a bachelors degree, and play football. Ezequiel will be working towards a degree in physical training and/or physical therapy.
We are all extremely proud of this young man! Go Zeke!!!
On Friday February 23, 2018, Mr. Dillon and a group of teachers attended the Idaho Mastery-Personalized Education Legislative (IMEN) Showcase at the Idaho State Capitol building. This experience gave Wilder Teachers an opportunity to share the planning, design, and implementation of the journey toward Mastery-Personalized Based Education. The teachers were also able to circulate through the Showcase, and mingle with fellow educators regarding the direction of education in Idaho. This was a great time to share the amazing learning that we are offering students here everyday in Wilder.
The Wilder High School Football team came up short in their playoff game last Friday. The Wildcats played hard but made too many mistakes against the very talented Prairie Pirates. Though the season didn’t end up the way the Wildcats had hoped there was much to be proud of. The Wildcats posted a 6-3 record on the season and won the first conference championship in over 10 years for the Wilder Football Team. Several Wilder players were also recognized in the WIC All Conference Selections including the Offensive and Defensive players of the year and a host of 1st Team All Conference selections:
Ezequiel Vargas: Offensive Player of the Year
Oscar Puga: Defensive Player of the Year
1st Team Offense:
Ismael Cortez (Jr.)-Offensive Line
Benji Escutia (Jr.)-Running Back
Dakota White (Jr.)- Offensive Line
Norman Gonzalez (So.)- Tight End
1st Team Defense:
Ezequiel Vargas (Sr.)-Defensive Back
Braydon Claudio (Jr.)- Defensive Line
Ismael Cortez (Jr.)- Defensive End
Benji Escutia (Jr.)- Defensive Back
Alex Jimenez (Jr)- Kicker
Norman Gonzalez (So.)- Defensive Back
Pablo Martinez (So.)- Quarterback
The Football Team would also like to thank the Senior Football Players for their hard work and dedication this year. Also a huge thanks to the parents, fans, and community for their continued support this season. With hosting our first playoff game in over a decade Wilder Football team received a ton of support in the management and facilitation of the game which include: Wilder City Hall (Security), John Carlisle (Admin on Site), Jeff Jones (Field Set-up), Tara Layne (Gate), Clay Hatfield (Announcer), Shelly Carnes (Clock), Ruben Cruz (Chains), Dave Lincoln (Chains), Anthony Ortivez Sr (Chains), Jaime Ponce (lift), Sonny Sarceda (Game Advertisement), Susan Lincoln, Yuki Longest, Jen Tuttle (Advisor), and the Junior Class (Concessions).
Coach D and The Seniors: Ezequiel Vargas, Oscar Puga, and Ricardo Mendoza