Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman reads a certificate of recognition in honor of the 2023 Division II National Champion Academic Decathlon Team from Wilmot Union High School.

National champion Wilmot High School Academic Decathlon team honored

Special luncheon celebrates team's success


Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman, County Board leaders and others honor the Division II National Champion Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon team during a luncheon at the school Monday. Pictured, from left, are Principal Rob Kreil; School Board President Nate Colborn; team members Evan Kerkman, Emilie Olenick, Mac Keen, Charlie Fielder and Mary Catherine Slagle; County Board Chairman Gabe Nudo; team coach Don Serkowski; County Executive Samantha Kerkman; Anna Carroll of state Sen. Van Wanggaard’s office; County Board Vice Chair Erin Decker; team members Allison Streitmatter, Daegan Fragale; Lorelei Glassman and Isaac Keen; and Superintendent Michael Plourde.

Kenosha County officials and other dignitaries joined Wilmot Union High School’s Academic Decathlon team Monday (May 15), for a special luncheon to celebrate the team’s recent Division II National Championship.

County Executive Samantha Kerkman bestowed upon the team a Certificate of Recognition, while Anna Carroll of Sen. Van Wanggaard’s office presented a state proclamation. Carroll, now a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an intern in Wanggaard’s office, is herself a Wilmot alumna who competed in Academic Decathlon.

Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon team coach Don Serkowski stands on a chair to take a photo of his team members’ medals during a Monday luncheon to celebrate the students’ Division II National Championship.
Senior Isaac Keen smiles as coach Don Serkowski outlines Keen’s tremendous success as a member of the 2023 Division II National Champion Academic Decathlon team at Wilmot Union High School. At the national competition, Keen collected gold medals for Overall, Economics, Social Science, Essay, Literature, Music, Science, and Art, as well as a Bronze medal for Math.

Other guests included County Board Chairman Gabe Nudo and Vice Chair Erin Decker, Wilmot Union High School Board President Nate Colborn, Superintendent Michael Plourde and Principal Rob Kreil.

Team coach Don Serkowski spoke on the team’s current and past successes. Wilmot has now won the state Academic Decathlon championship for 10 consecutive years, and has taken five national titles since 2015. This year’s victory came April 27 and 28 in Frisco, Texas.

The trophies and plaques tell the success story of the 2023 Division II National Champion Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon team.