Wall of Success 2018 - 2019

Wall of Success 2018 - 2019
Posted on 04/02/2019
Wall of Success 2018 - 2019The 2019 induction on the Badger High School Wall of Success will be Deb Harris Krezel, Badger High School Class of 1976. The Wall of Success program honors outstanding graduates of Badger High School, Genoa City High School and Lake Geneva High School. By honoring distinguished graduates, the Wall of Success Committee seeks to identify and recognize models of success for current students to admire and emulate. The program demonstrates to students, the relationship between the education that they receive at Badger High School today and their success in life tomorrow.

The 2019 Wall of Success Induction will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Badger High School. Harris Krezel is a mom, grandma, business owner and martial artist. Her journey since her Badger graduation has been both challenging and exciting. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Green Bay where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society and recipient of the Chancellor’s Leadership Award.

Harris Krezel is an avid competitor who received her 1st Degree Black Belt when there were no women’s divisions. She competed in the men’s divisions for three years before women’s black belt divisions were established in the state of Wisconsin. She holds the ranks of 1st degree black belt in both Inayan Eskrima and Jui Jitsu-Pankration, 4th Degree Yamashita Kobudo-Traditional Weaponry and 8th degree in Karate. 

Deb also holds a Master Certification in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki and External Qi Therapies. In 2007, she competed in Portugal at the World Championships as a member of Team USA bringing home two gold, one silver and one bronze medal. One of 20 of the first Americans invited to train in a new facility in Okinawa, Japan, she trained under top weapons artists in the world. Deb was one of twelve Americans who performed at a memorial tribute in Okinawa in 1997 and competed in the first ever tournament to be held there. She is the highest ranking woman in Wisconsin and says she is not done training. 

The Wall of Success Committee solicits nominations from the community. The candidate must be a graduate of Badger High School, Genoa City High School or Lake Geneva High School. Each nominee will be asked to complete a questionnaire and provide as much pertinent information as they can. It is important to provide the committee with a complete and clear picture of their success and why they should be considered for this prestigious award. The final recipient(s) will be selected by a committee of community representatives.

The Wall of Success Committee will be soliciting nominations for the 2020 recipient until January 7, 2020. If you wish to submit a nomination for this award, please contact Linda Bailey Boilini at Badger High School, 220 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 or at 262-348-2000. Or you may complete this nomination form, and fax to 262-248-6178 or mail to Badger High School, 220 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.
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