Friday, April 20, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Attends State Leadership Conference

 L-R -Kaitlyn Vavra, Hannah Horne, Daisy Kanode and Caitlin Murphy
 State participants pictured l-r: Jaiden Papik, Macy Due, Caitlin Murphy, Hannah Horne, Kate Jansky, Josie Kresak, Daisy Kanode, and Kaitlyn Vavra

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA attends State Leadership Conference
By Mary Lou Vossler, FCS Instructor and FCCLA Sponsor

Recently eight students from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA chapter attended the state Leadership Conference in Lincoln. Students competing at the 2018 Nebraska State FCCLA Leadership Conference were: 
·      Kaitlyn Vavra:  Illustrated Talk Sr. Category:  Dementia, The Disease You'd Like to Forget:  Silver Medal;
·      Hannah Horne: Leadership Sr. Category:  Finding My Leadership:  Top Silver Medal & qualifies for Nationals
·      Daisy Kanode: Illustrated Talk Jr. Category: Just Snap Out of It! (Depression):  Top Gold Medal & qualifies for Nationals.
·      Caitlin Murphy:  Recycle & Redesign Sr. Category: Patchwork Plastic Pouf: Top Gold Medal & qualifies for Nationals

These young ladies have spent approximately 50+ hours on their projects. Before state, they presented within various classes at EMHS, FCCLA STAR/Speech Night, UCC Church for Exeter Women's Club, will speak on April 24th to the Senior Citizen Center and will be required to have other presentations before they go to Nationals.  

Students who attended but did not compete were the incoming officers – Jaiden Papik, Macy Due, Kate Jansky and Josie Kresak. They were involved in a community service project at Cedar's Home for Children, others toured the State Capitol and all took in youth sessions that were offered by various speakers and topics.  The Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter was also recognized for the Feed Nebraska State Project as we contributed 650 # to the Fillmore County Blue Valley Food Bank.  These non-perishable food items were a result of our Trick or Treat So Others May Eat Food Drive and admission to the FCCLA Sweetheart Dance during FCCLA Week to bring a non-perishable food item.  

The EM Boosters also provided us with an abundance of snacks and water for the conference which we appreciated very much. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Invite Results

Exeter-Milligan Girls Track team placed second in the meet and the boys placed fourth.  On the girls side Katherine White placed second in the 100M hurdles, the 300M hurdles as well as second in the long jump.  Kate Jansky was third in the 1600M run. The girls team of Cammie Harrison, Jaiden Papik, Kate Jansky and Kayla Geiger took first in the 3200 relay.  Tara Mueller placed third in shotput and fourth in discus.  Hannah Beethe placed third in high jump. Jaiden Papik finished third in the 400M run and first in the 800M run.  The 1600M relay team finished third with

Hannah Beethe, Kate Jansky, Kayla Geiger, and Jaiden Papik running.

Helping with points on the boys side of things were Eric Olsen with a fourth place in 100M along with placing first in high jump and second in the 200M. Patrick Murphy jumped to second in high jump and in 110M high hurdles.  The Timberwolves placed third in the 3200M relay with Clint Oldehoeft, Dylan Bonds, Brock Steuben, and Mitchell Manning running.  Max Zeleny threw for third in shot put.  Spencer Pribyl finsihed first in the 800M run and fourth in the 400M run.  The relay team of Casey Jindra, Patrick Murphy, Spencer Pribyl, and Eric Olsen finished third in the 1600M relay

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Exeter-Milligan band/choir performs contest pieces

The Exeter-Milligan Junior high choir performs during their Monday evening concert.  They were accompanied on the piano by Caitlin Murphy (left) with the assistance of Jaiden Papik (right) and directed by Mrs. Angie Murphy.

The Exeter-Milligan Junior Senior High band and choir students performed their contest pieces at a concert on Monday evening in Exeter.

The Junior/Senior High Choir opened with the well-known “Johnny B. Goode,” with eighth grader Braden Capek on the trap set.

The Junior High choir performed “A Distant Shore,” accompanied by Caitlin Murphy on the piano and then performed “Slow Rock and Roll.”

Next during the program several of the groups performed their contest pieces include a brass quartet playing “March and Gavotte,” followed by the saxophone choir on “Romance and Troika.”  The final group performing was the clarinet choir on “Meneuetto.”

The Friends of Vocal group performed an excellent rendition of “Si Vis Amari” to close the vocal portion of the program.

The Junior Senior High band did an excellent job on “Mamma Mia!” before performing their two contest pieces “Blue Ridge Saga,” and “Southern Star.”

The band and choir groups will travel to Henderson for District music contests on Thursday and Friday, April 19th and 20th.  On Thursday their individual and small group performances begin at 4:00 p.m. and the concert band performs Friday at 1:00 p.m. with audiences welcome at all performances.

The Brass Quartet performs “March and Gavotte.”   Pictured clockwise from the left and Caitlin Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Cameran Jansky and Jaiden Papik.
The Saxophone Choir pictured from the left are Blake Steuben, Katie Mounce, Hannah Horne, Georgia Meyer, Briana Capek, Kayla Geiger, Anna Sluka, Katherine White and Kate Jansky.
Blake Steuben and Katie Mounce are focused on their performance in the saxophone choir.
The clarinets performing a group piece in Monday night’s concert are pictured from the left Macy Due, Jasmine Turribiates, Kole Svec, Kaitlyn Vavra, Janey Erdkamp, Jozie Kanode, Olivea Swanson and Casey Jindra.

The Friends of Vocal group performed their contest number.  Front row from the left are Cammie Harrison, Kayla Geiger, Caitlin Murphy and Jaiden Papik. Back row from the left are Daisy Kanode, Natalie Staskal, Nick Hayek, Blake Meyer and Braden Capek.
Peytan Brandt played the trap set during the band's performance of Mamma Mia.
The entire Exeter-Milligan junior senior high band performs their contest numbers.

Trever Zelenka and Jaiden Papik ready at the trumpet to play a number at their Monday evening performance.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: Industrial Tech Class

Travis Gilliam recently completed a project in his Industrial Technology class, taught by Dean Filipi.  The emphasis was utilizing existing resources.  Travis designed and built a bench, using reclaimed lumber and the tailgate from his pick-up.  Pictured is Travis with his project.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Toddler Story Hour Postponed

From the Librarian:
Because of the possibility of icky weather, the Toddler Storytime scheduled for this Saturday (April 14) has been postponed. (Better safe than sorry!) A new date will later be determined. Thank you for understanding, and apologies for any inconvenience.