The Monona Grove High School's A/V Club operates under the direction of Will Nimmow & Justin Janness, along with leaders Ethan Broughton-Wohlers, David Guenthner, & Evan Johnson. As part of Monona Community Media - through a strong partnership between the City of Monona and the Monona Grove School District - the A/V Club gives prospective students a chance to showcase their skills in A/V Productions. Students have opportunities to create their own individual media as well as the broadcasts organized with the school's sports and music programs.
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Meet the students!
Ethan Broughton-Wohlers - President Senior
Ethan is the MGAV president. He joined the club because he has always loved technology and in 8th grade, the choir teacher had him run the audio board... He fell in love and decided to join the A/V club.
The thing he loves the most about the club is how everyone is on the same wavelength, everyone has something in common.
Basketball is his favorite event to film because of all the action, as well as he loves every position.
Fun Fact - He went from playing 3 sports a year to 0 so he could focus on fine arts!
David Guenthner - Leader Senior
David is a leader of the club. He joined because his brother was a leader and he got an opportunity to film a basketball game. He fell in love with the environment and the whole operation, especially how the students were in charge.
He likes everything about MGAV, but especially teaching other students, getting to know people, and doing all things A/V.
David likes filming football because he gets to teach others about the equipment and the operation, plus he enjoys the high stakes during filming.
Fun Fact - He's considering producing, paramedic, and veterinarian for his major!
Evan Johnson - Leader Senior
Evan is a leader of the club, and joined for his interest in tech, cameras, and media production and thought it would be a good way to learn.
He likes the community the club's formed and loves how everyone can hang out and produce media together,
Basketball is his favorite sport to film because he likes the fast pace and how adaptable the production has to be.
Fun Fact - He plays percussion in Concert Band and is in Monona grove's top Jazz Band!
Garrett Carpenter Senior
Garrett was forced by his friends to join the club, but it was the best thing that happened to him because it brought him together with a community that is like him and acts like a small family.
He likes filming basketball the most because it's pretty laid back.
Fun Fact - His favorite animal is a shark!
Michael Hepfinger Senior
Michael joined the club because he wanted to know more about video production and because of the community.
He likes the club because he's able to have a professional recording while still having fun. Specifically, he likes filming musical because he's able to experiment with different shots and had fun.
Fun Fact - He did karate for 7 years ad became a second degree black belt!
Corey Holl Senior
Corey joined because David told him to, and he couldn't be more thankful.
He enjoys the club because of the opportunities he's given, he also appreciates the people and the love that goes on with the members.
He likes filming football because the professionalism is unparalleled and it always turns out to be a great production.
Fun Fact - He wrote and is currently directing a feature length film!
Morgan Lochner Senior
Morgan joined to meet new friends and now likes the club because of the environment and the people in charge.
She loves filming concerts because of the great shots she gets for soloists.
Fun Fact - She can touch her tongue to her elbow!
Tyree Jensen Junior
Tyree joined MGAV because it seemed fun and he was interested in A/V and now likes the club for its flexibility.
His favorite event to film is basketball it's all he really is available to do - which brings him to why he likes the club.
Fun Fact - His name is Ty!
Cameron Selbig Junior
Teagan Tolley Junior
Teagan likes the club because of mostly everything, and wouldn't have joined if it weren't for Anita!
She likes filming drama because it's fun.
Fun Fact - She has 15 pets!
Noah Walker Junior
Noah joined the club because it looked like a fun club and because he was already interested in all things A/V.
He likes filming football the most because it has a lot of action and it's the event the most people watch.
Fun Fact - He has been to Ireland and Honduras!
Jackson Crossen Sophomore
Enzo Derosa Sophomore
Brooks Goff Sophomore
Brooks joined because he was interested in film and recording equipment. He loves filming events and working for the community.
Concerts are his favorite event to film because they are peaceful and he gets to listen to music.
Fun Fact - He's in an Air Force Cadet Program called "Civil Air Patrol"
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Christopher Proost Class of 2008
Christopher loved the camaraderie that went around and the friends he's made.
The club helped him out by teaching him a lot and would have made a major impact on his career if he had not chosen a different path.
He's now a graphic designer with a very expansive skill set.
Matthew Bittorf - Former Leader Class of 2008
Matthew's favorite part of the club was that it gave him real life skills in a way most high school didn't.
The club affected his life by giving him a technical skill base that he's expanded upon throughout his career.
He's now an A/V Technician at the Monona Terrace.
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Kevin Guenthner - Former Leader Class of 2017
Kevin enjoyed filming musical the most out of the club's activities and events.
The club affected his life by confirming his love for media production as well as starting his career as an electrical engineer.
Kevin is now attending UW-Madison for electrical engineering and is with the Badgerloop team. He also works at ETC.
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Anita Anongdeth Class of 2019
Anita wanted to be an anchor and joined, but couldn't anchor during her freshman year so she tried other activities and loved it. Her favorite part about MGAV is the community and family its built.
She loves feeling like special press and so her favorite event to film is football... Even if she doesn't understand sports.
Fun Fact - She loves playing the violin and is very spontaneous!
Benjamin Cooper Class of 2019
Ben joined MGAV because it wasn't intimidating - there were only a few members at the time.
He loves the kinship in the club, he loves the open door policy and loves the respect that goes around the club.
Silver Stage is Ben's favorite event to film... 18 hours of teamwork and bonding including awesome breaks and a lot of fun.
Fun Fact - His parents raised foster kids, all are Ben's sisters and brothers, however, he only knows 3 out of the almost 20!
Leo Curatola Class of 2019
A friend asked Leo to join, so he did! He loves that everyone is friendly and (somehow) work together.
Football is his favorite to film because it forces everyone to work as a team.
Fun Fact - He's colorblind!
Nathaniel Israel Class of 2019
Nathaniel's favorite part about the club was being able to meet new friends and got to film events with them.
The club helped him be more involved with after school activities and let him help others in his free time.
He's going to be attending UW-Madison for chemical engineering.
Zoe Keck Class of 2019
Zoe's favorite part about MGAV was how everyone was so welcoming and willing to teach, it was also a great opportunity to learn unique ideas and techniques.
The club affected her life by helping her make a lot of good friends she wouldn't have known otherwise.
Now, she's going into Graphic Design and attending University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Andrew Klinke Class of 2019
Andrew thought the club would be fun and now enjoys it for the creative freedom. He thinks that MGAV is unique because anyone in the club can create something new, with a lot of support.
He loves filming football because it always feels like he's on a film crew and loves the environment.
Fun Fact - He organized a collaboration between the Model UN club and the A/V club to film the MADMUN Conference!
Matthew Klinzing Class of 2019
Matthew joined the club after searching for a club to join his freshman year and became very interested.
He likes how fun and welcoming the club is. His favorite event to film is musical because he thinks that it is the most prominent event the club films.
Fun Fact - He can snap his fingers very loudly, and also is able to snap multiple at once!
Brendan Thompson Class of 2019
Brendan loved how fun of a space the club was, especially the end of the year cookout.
The club affected him because it allowed him to meet a lot of new people that he didn't know could be so cool!
He's now a "collector of debt" and looks forward to pharmacy school.
Isaac Neitzel Class of 2019
Isaac enjoyed hanging out with his friends and "COMMANDING RESPECT AMONGST THE SHEEP."
The club influenced his life through shaping his high school experience, for the better!
He's now going to be attending Drake University with a Major in Psychology.