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Academic Achievements


Compiled independently by Helene's proud Aunt Penny

Date Description Link
May, 2015

2015 SADS Young Investigator Award

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May 4, 2015

Internship - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) - Heidelberg, Germany

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May 4, 2015 Promega International Scientific Internship Award

Helene Altmann, of Hartland, WI, senior, pharmacology and toxicology, interning in Heidelberg, Germany, with European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), investigating fundamental problems in molecular, cell developmental, and/or computational biology in a research laboratory

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January 26, 2015 Dean's List Click here
January 9, 2015 Publication: Homozygous/Compound Heterozygous Triadin Mutations Associated with Autosomal Recessive Long QT Syndrome and Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Elucidation of Triadin Knockout Syndrome Click here
2014 Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships Click here

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2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN  
June 26, 2014 Dean's List Click here
November 23, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting - 10th World Congress on Urological Research (Nashville, TN)

Society for Basic Urologic Research
Poster Session II - Saturday Evening - Poster P86 
Role for DNA Methylation in the Outgrowth of Developing Mouse Prostate

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April 30, 2013

John & Elizabeth Moore Awards for Excellence

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April 18, 2013

2013 Undergraduate Symposium
Session III Presentation and Booth 226 Representative: The Role of DNA Methylation in Prostate Development - Helene Altmann, Chad Vezina (Mentor)

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April 18, 2013

2013 Girl Scout Gold Award
Educational Garden at the Monches Trail Head
Educational Program - "Native & Invasive Species" - Hartland Public Library

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July 5, 2012

Hartland Arrowhead High School - 4.0 GPA

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May 1, 2011

The Deutscher Sprach-und Schulerein Award
The AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) National German Language Exam

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Horse Training & Shows

Helene's Horse Shows    Horse Show Photos    Horse Links

Date IEA Show & Location Place
Mar 31-Apr 1 Zone 5 Finals -
Peace Point Equestrian Center, Bethany, WV
Team Score - 3rd
Jan 6-7 Dare and Autumn Rose Equestrian Teams -
Champion Center, Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Springfield, OH
Oct 21-22 Stoney Ridge, Roberts Arena - Wilmington, OH Over Fences - 7th
Flat - 4th
Sep 17 Sylvan Stables - Centerville, OH Over Fences - 3rd
Flat - 5th
Apr 8-9 Zones, Andrews School - Willoughby, OH None
Mar 19 Olentangy III, Roberts Arena - Wilmington, OH Fourth
Oct 22 Sylvan Equestrian Team - Powell, OH Third
Oct 16 Lake Erie College - Concord, OH Fourth
Oct 15 Andrews School - Willoughby, OH Second
Oct 9 Stonegate Farm II - Coolville, OH None
Oct 8 Stonegate Farm I - Coolville, OH Third

Halle on Reggie and Helene, Sylvan Halloween Party, Oct 29, 2006

Helene Riding Mickey at Sylvan Stables - September 17, 2006 - 3rd O/F

Helene Riding Eclipse at Roberts Arena - March 19, 2006 - 4th Place

Horse Links

Interscholastic Equestrian Assoc  IEA - Sanctioning Organization for Youth Horse Shows
New Albany Classic  Sept 30, 2007 - Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day, New Albany, OH
Sylvan Stables Equestrian Team Helene's Training Stable - Powell, OH
United States Equestrian Federation USEF - The National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport
FEI World Equestrian Games Sept 25-Oct 10, 2010 - Lexington, KY
"Held every four years, are comprised of the world championships for eight equestrian sports - show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, reining, vaulting, endurance and para-equestrian. The inaugural games were held in 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden, and have never taken place outside of Europe. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™ in Kentucky will represent the largest equestrian sporting event ever held in the United States."  Click here for Links
All American Horse Show  38th Annual All American Youth Horse Show, May 17, 18, 19, 20, 2007 @ The Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio
Delaware Horse Shows  Horse shows held at the Delaware Fair- grounds, OH.  2006 Shows:  May 26-28, June 23-25, July 21-23, Sep 1-3, Sep 29-Oct 1.
Equus Now  "Horse Tack for the 21st Century"

Volleyball "Lakers"

Date Updated Team Record
06/18/2008 2008 Season:
2 Wins - 8 Losses
ASMAC Tournament:
First Place


Field Hockey "Silver Hawks"

Date Updated Team Record
11/13/2007 2007 Season:
3 Wins - 2 Ties - 8 Losses
10/17/2006 2006 Season:
10 Wins - 2 Ties - 1 Loss


Field Hockey Links

Liberty Patriots & Silver Hawks  (on active.com) Liberty Patriots: High school field hockey team
Silver Hawks: Middle School field hockey team
Silver Hawks (on tripod.com) Silver Hawks web page (not being updated)

Helene in action - September 14, 2006


Piano & French Horn 

Date Concerts & Recitals & Songs
May 31, 2008
Music In the Parks @ Six Flags - Gurnee, IL
1st place
Mar 15, 2008
Stone Bank Solo & Ensemble Contest
Rating: 2
May 12, 2007
OMEA Junior High Band Contest
7th & 8th Grade Bands - Shelby Middle School
Received a "1" and 3rd place
May 7, 2007
Monday - 7pm
OLMS Contest Preview Concert - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Bands
Songs:  "Flight of the Thunderbird", "Alpine March", "Dedication March", "Celebration"
Mar 3, 2007
Junior High Solo & Ensemble Contest
6th, 7th, 8th Grade Band Members - Olentangy Orange Middle School
"Aria" From Rigoletto - Trumpet & F.Horn duet - Rated a "1" (highest)
Dec 11, 2006
Monday - 7pm
OLMS Winter Band Concert - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Band
Songs: "Mister Joe", "By Dawn's Early Light", "Ashland Park"
Dec 3, 2006 Music Royale Recital @ The Lazy Chameleon:
"A Day in Vienna"
Nov 15, 2006

Trumpet Placement Test:  4th Chair (of 15)

July 10-14 LMS Band Camp (trumpet)
May 8, 2006 Band Concert: "Harrowgate Festival", "Heritage Days", "Entrance of the Tall Ships" (trumpet)
Apr 8, 2006 Solo & Ensemble: NOT participating
Mar 13, 2006 Spring Band Concert: "Legion of Liberty", "Ancient Moon", "Cimarron" (trumpet)
Dec 12, 2005 Winter Band Concert: "The Tempest", "Lexington March", "As Seasons Change" (trumpet)
Dec 4, 2005 Music Royale Recital @ The Lazy Chameleon:
"A Little Flower", Cornelius Gurlitt (piano)
"Theme from Symphony No. 1", Johannes Brahms (trumpet)

Music Royale Recital, December 4, 2005 at the Lazy Chameleon
"A Little Flower" by Cornelius Gurlitt

Music Royale Recital, December 4, 2005 at the Lazy Chameleon
"Theme from Symphony No. 1" by Johannes Brahms

Helene Supports...

Susan J. Komen Saturday, May 19, 2007 - Columbus, OH Komen Race for the Cure®
Columbus Affiliate
Junior Diabetes Research Fund Next Walk to Cure Diabetes:
October 1, 2006, 10:30am @ OSU
Capital Area Humane Society Mutt March & other events
Pooch Parade Raising money for dog rescue
Ohio Pet License Plate Fundraiser for spaying & neutering
Humane Society of Delaware County Where Helene volunteers

Helene & Emily before the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Oct 1, 2006


Helene's Links

Arrowhead High School Helene's High School - Hartland, WI
Olentangy Liberty Middle School OLMS - Helene's Jr High - Powell, OH
Auntie Penny's Web Site
Animal Planet Helene's Favorite TV Channel
Ohio State Fair & Expo Center  Where the State Fair is held (August 1-12, 2007) and various other events
www.accuweather.com  Weather


Bluebird Links
"I like Bluebirds because our SOAR teacher took us around checking the school's birdhouses and we did a whole unit on them. We have two of our own birdhouses now.  I like most birds, except the big ones that hog all the food!"

Bluebird House Plan

How to build a simple Bluebird House

North American Bluebird Society

NABS - All About Bluebirds

Ohio Bluebird Society

OBS - Information on Bluebirds in Ohio

Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin

BRAW - Information on Bluebirds in Wisconsin

Wild Birds Unlimited

Birding Store


Helene's Photo Album

Helene & Daisy - July 2007

Helene & the Dogs - May 2007

Helene & Maggie - July 2006


Helene's Nicknames:
Dippin', Lenie, Leen, Squeeky-Cheeks, Squeeky



Helenes' Archives


Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Troop - Seal of Ohio Council Web Site
National Girl Scout Web Site
Local Troop #1892

Find Girl Scout Cookies
Little Brownie Bakers
(produce the cookies)

Number of Boxes of Cookies Sold in 2006:  172
Badges Earned:  43   Signs Earned:  2
Completed Bronze Award
(highest Junior award)
Bridged to Cadette
(next GS level)

In Progress:
God and Church Badge
Silver Award
(highest Cadette award)

Fun Activities:
Schakolad chocolate factory tour ( www.schakolad.com )

Cake decorating class @ My CupCakery
Camp-out at "The Wilds"