Thank you to all who participated and showed their Badger pride on UW Spirit Day 2008. Below are last year's winners and the great prizes they won. Check out all the photos from last year by clicking on the link below. We can't wait to see your photos this year!
Most creative show of spirit: Meredith Berghauer ’02, Milwaukee
Prize: Cooler from M&I Bank, T-shirt from Sconnie Nation
Meridith Berghauer is a fish janitor — or at least that’s what she tells the students she works with in her side job as a swim coach.
In fact, the 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an aquarist at the Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee. And she has a lot of Badger spirit. So much spirit that she won the prize for “Most Creative Show of Spirit” during the annual Badger Spirit Day photo contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA).
Berghauer, who has worked at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin for the past four years, donned a Badger hockey “Crease Creatures” T-shirt and dove into one of the tanks of fish to show her spirit.
“I figured no one had ever done that before,” she explained.
Her dedication to Bucky goes beyond the tanks filled with Lake Superior trout and rare coral from the Florida Keys. When she purchased her home in Milwaukee, a white house with red shutters, the basement was painted in maroon and gold — Minnesota Gopher colors.
She quickly remedied that unacceptable décor with some red and white paint, and now has the perfect room to display the Wisconsin Badger merchandise she won in the photo contest.
Furthest Distance from UW Campus: John Sinclair ‘08 and Steff Morgan ‘08
Prize: $100 gift certificate from University Book Store
John and Steff sent this photo from Sydney, Australia — more than 9,160 miles from Madison.
Largest Group Photo: UW Health Clinic in Appleton
Prize: Set of 12 pilsner glasses from M. LaHart & Co.
Thanks to Cathy Spears and her colleagues for showing their Badger spirit!
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