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.
Meet the students!
Ethan Broughton-Wohlers - President Junior
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 Junior
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 Junior
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!
Anita Anongdeth Senior
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 Senior
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 Senior
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 Senior
Zoe Keck Senior
Zoe joined because she loves the arts and didn't have much experience in A/V. Now, she loves the club because of the collaboration in the club with everything that goes on.
She loves filming basketball because it's so crazy and allows for some cool ideas.
Fun Fact - She's going into Graphic Design and attending University of Minnesota Twin Cities!
Andrew Klinke Senior
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 Senior
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!
Isaac Neitzel Senior
Isaac joined for his friends and loves how it's free, fun, and full of like-minded individuals.
He likes to film musical because it's a LAN Party during the day, and a Filming Party at night.
Fun Fact - He can read Tarot Cards!
Brendan Thompson Senior
Garrett Carpenter Junior
Kaden Crockett Junior
Michael Hepfinger Junior
Corey Holl Junior
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's written over 10 short films, 1 feature film and is currently writing a second feature!
Morgan Lochner Junior
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!
Hayden Smith Junior
Lucas Dye Sophomore
Tyree Jensen Sophomore
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 Sophomore
Teagan Tolley Sophomore
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 Sophomore
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 Freshman
Enzo Derosa Freshman
Brooks Goff Freshman
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"